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1980 AMC Concord DL: Dealer Trade


It’s hard to imagine that there are still vintage cars out there being traded in like late model Hyundais. It does make you wonder who owned this 1980 AMC Concord, listed here on eBay with a Buy-It-Now of $5,000. With only 92,000 miles, it’s barely broken in and conjures up images of a gentle grandma driver piloting it through the streets of Siloam Springs, Arkansas for the last few decades. Imagine being the salesman at a local Chrysler dealership and seeing this stock, unmolested AMC roll in – and know there’s likely not much use for it on a modern Mopar dealer lot. Who knows how it ended up at the dealer that’s listed this clean survivor for sale, but I hope it continues to be preserved and treated as a reliable daily driver instead of the two typical ends of the spectrum for classic but cheap cars like these – a beater or a mothballed time capsule. How would you use this all-original AMC Concord?


  1. Howard A Member

    Wow, can’t go wrong here. Kind of the last gasp for AMC producing nice cars. These were very popular with the older crowd, and show up in estate auctions now, as these people pass on, which is, I’m sure, what happened here. Since it says 6 cylinder (and the V-8 was dropped for 1980) it must be the 258. Probably one of the best motors to come down the pike. Drive it as is, with style.

  2. jim s

    at $2200 with 2 bidders, both have feedback of 1, running it. nice looking car inside and out. this is a dealer and still no motor, trunk or underside photos. would make a nice driver and the seller is taking offers. great find.

  3. phoneman91

    Not in my taste of vehicles. But it is readily apparent that the owner cared for the car over the years. Nothing nicer than a very well cared for,original car! Obvious from 20 feet! Hopefully the new owner will be as caring as the original owner !

    If only I could find an original C3 Corvette, in this condition,and at these bidding prices!

  4. Will

    While I would like to know how this car got on a dealers lot I am even more curious about hoe the 59 Chevy in front of it got there. I doubt either one was a trade in.

  5. blindmarc

    Probably bought by a wholesaler who buys from the new dealer. Traded in for $500, sold to wholesaler for 1000 to 1500, and now he’s try to get 5k for it. Unless you’re a diehard AMC fan, this a 2 grand car at the max.

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