my local police department, Heidelberg, PA, use an eagle fro years.
They don't have a road crew to throw salt or plow in the winter.
Chris Attias wrote:
> I remember reading this in a late Seventies 4 wheel drive magazine
> about the 4 x 4 adaptation of the American Motors Hornet line--I
> believe they were called Eagles (pre-Renault). Before the SUV craze,
> people hadn't figured out that some 4 x 4s really weren't meant for
> the Rubicon Trail...
> > > Early attempts to use
> > > unit bodies on mass produced 4x4s (American Motors?) were criticized
> > > because some weren't rigid enough, and would bend and deform over
> > > rough terrain, doing things like preventing doors from opening.
> >I don't think that AMC made 4X4 back when unit bodies came out. They were
> >more famous for very boring sedans.
> >Here is one piece of triva that you can win bar bets with though.
> >Q. What vehicle won the very first Baja 1000?
> >BONUS QUESTION
> >Who was the driver?
> >Anyone, anyone? Bueller?
> >Answer to follow......
> >Rick Ewald
> Chris Attias
> '64 MGB
> '84 Alfa Romeo GTV-6