1977 AMC Pacer X.

March 3, 2012

5 comments

5 comments:

Justin said...

Very sharp, the color & the wheels blend well.

erik said...

I agree. I don't think I've ever seen a black Pacer.

Anonymous said...

like the garage door art in front of it too!

Dave said...

These cars were so amazingly roomy. They were also super wide. I think AMC must have given bonuses to the designer of the ugliest cars- first the Gremlin, then the Hornet, and finally (gack!) the blessed Pacer.

Duncan1800 said...

The late Richard Teague would be the man worthy of your praise/blame. Starting with the 1964 "turbine" Rambler and finishing up with the XJ Cherokee/Wagoneer in 1984, Teague was the driving force (for better or worse) in AMC's design studios.

Had the Pacer been built to its original design brief, as a Wankel-powered front-driver, it might have been revolutionary. GM got cold feet on rotary engines, though, which left AMC in quite a tough spot - a crash re-engineering project gave you the car you see here.

And I agree, I don't think I've ever seen a black one either...