As weird convertible cars come, it’s difficult to get much weirder than the AMC Sundancer. Come to think of it, a regular AMC Eagle is sort of offbeat – a proto-Allroad, a lifted Concord, something as backdated and unmistakably distilled in its origins as a Saab was in the ’80s, cool by not trying to be obviously cool.
So, to turn that weirdness up a notch, an Eagle was treated to the same convertible conversion treatment as a contemporary Toyota Celica. How’s that for oddball-ity, a jacked-up 4×4 droptop?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m definitely fond of the Sunchaser AMCs; pluralized as you could get the work on either a Concord or an Eagle.
There’s something about the fake wood/tan vinyl/chrome/white-lettered tire/chest hair/beercan 1980 USA that the car conveys, and which I really, really like. I would absolutely, totally daily-drive an AMC Eagle, and a Sunchaser would be a perfect counterpart for that. The sun doesn’t set here in the summer, so it’s pretty easy to chase once it stops raining.
[Images: Wikimedia/CZmarlin and amcsundancer.wordpress.com]