Auction Block: 1978 Jeep J10 J-Series Golden Eagle

Feb 11, 2020

Category: Rides

Produced from 1974 through 1983, the Jeep J10 J-Series was a rugged go-anywhere pickup made by AMC. Like many popular contemporary American SUV and pickup models, the J10 was offered in a variety of trim packages like the Honcho and 10-4. And while all of these up-specced Jeeps remain popular with collectors, none exude unabashed late ‘70s style quite like the seldom-seen Golden Eagle variant.

With relatively few examples produced over its short production run, the Golden Eagle J10 rarely comes up for sale, though that’s nonetheless what we’ve got today. Slated to cross the auction block at Mecum’s forthcoming Glendale, Arizona sale (vintage Suzuki RM125 and Honda Elsinore not included), this gorgeous ‘78 specimen is adorned in its factory 17-piece stripe and decal kit and boasts an original Levis interior. Other factory elements remaining on the ride include the original air conditioning, rollbar, and brush-guard, as well as its 2.5L AMC 401CI engine with Jeep’s proprietary Quadra-Trac full-time 4WD system and TH400 automatic transmission. The Four-Barrel 401ci AMC engine — which saw its final year of production in ‘78 – under the Eagle-adorned hood of this classic off-roader has also been fitted with upgraded aluminum manifolds and heads, plus the truck has been treated to an aftermarket reversible tire-gate, LED headlights, and KC lighting.

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