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California Highway Patrol AMC Eagle

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One of the most unlikely vehicles you'll find in the history of the California Highway Patrol is the AMC Eagle. The Eagle wasn't a special service or police package vehicle, but it was definitely non-traditional.

AMC (American Motors Corporation) built the AMC Eagle from 1980-1988. The Eagle was based off of the AMC Concord, and came about when Jeep's chief engineer joined a Concord body with a four-wheel-drive system. The eagle was powered with a 4.2L inline 6-cylinder and automatic transmission. It had a Dana 30 front axle, a Dana 35 rear axle, and a NP119 transfer case.

Not much is known right now about these cars. We know the CHP used at least of few of them, and because they were 4x4, they were likely assigned to the Northern Division.

The photo at the top of the page is an in-service photo. The photos below are restorations that may not be 100% accurate.

 

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