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Make: AMC
Model: Pacer
SubModel: D/L
Type: Coupe
Year: 1976
Mileage: 78692
VIN: a60667a142512
Color: Silver
Engine: 3.8
Cylinders: 6
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Blue
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Longview, Texas, United States

1976 AMC Pacer Additional Info:

This is a no reserve auction. If you bid, you will win.
TheAMC Paceris a two-doorcompact carproduced in the United States by theAmerican Motors Corporationfrom 1975 to 1979, sold out in 1980.

Design work began in 1971. The rounded shape and large glass area were unusual compared with thethree-box designsof the era.[2]The Pacer's width is equal tofull-sizeddomestic vehicles at the time, and this unique design feature was promoted by AMC as "the first wide small car."[3]The Pacer was the first modern,mass-produced, U.S. automobile design using thecab forwardconcept.[4][5][6]

The Pacer's rounded and aerodynamic "jellybean" styling has made it an icon of the 1970s.[7]The body surface was 37 percent glass, and its surface area of 5,615square inches(3.6m2) was 16 percent more than the average passenger car at the time.[8]The May 1976 issue ofCar and Driverdubbed it "The Flying Fishbowl,"[9]and it was also described as "the seventies answer toGeorge Jetson's mode of transportation"[10]at a time when "Detroit was still rolling out boat-sized gas guzzlers."[11]

The "D/L" Package: A more upscale edition, the D/L was available for the entire run of the car and became the base model in 1978. The package originally included "Navajo design" seating fabric and a woodgrain instrument panel as well as some interior features that were otherwise optional. The exterior had additional chrome accents, different wheelcovers, and identification badging.

A 2005Hemmings Classic Carmagazine article said that in 1975 the Pacer was "sleek" and "audacious"; "it looked like the car of the future" and "the automotive press loved it."[70]Motor Trendmagazine, one of many that pictured the car on the cover, said it was "the most creative, most people oriented auto born in the U.S. in 15 years".[71]

Consumer Reportssaid the Pacer "scored quite high in our tests. We would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone who wants a fairly small car."[72]The report concluded that the Pacer did "at least as well as theDodge Dart, thePlymouth Valiant, and theChevrolet Nova, the U.S. compacts we like best," and that "overall, the Pacer scored better than such domestic subcompacts as the Ford Pinto, theChevrolet Vega, and AMC's own Gremlin."

A 1976 AMC Pacer Hatchback was used in the 1992 movieWayne's World, and again in the 1993 movieWayne's World 2. The Pacer used in both movies was painted bright blue with flame decals, with stock steel wheels and wheel covers in the front, and aftermarket chrome-plated steel wheels in the rear. It features a two-tone light blue-and-beige vinyl interior, as well as a licorice dispenser mounted in place of the overhead light in the headliner. Although the car appears throughout both movies, it is seen the most in the introductory scene of the firstWayne's Worldmovie. Wayne Campbell (Mike Myers) inserts a cassette tape into the stereo of the Pacer, and Wayne, Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), and his friends enthusiastically enjoy listening to "Bohemian Rhapsody" byQueen. Modifications to the movie car included interior camera mounts, tow hooks welded to the front subframe, and the removal of theclimate controlsystem. The rear wheel wells were modified to accommodate aftermarket speaker boxes, the aforementioned licorice dispenser was added, and an additional cup holder was added to the Pacer's dashboard. The car used an AMC 258cuin (4.2L) six-cylinder engine and anautomatic transmission. After sitting unused for over 20 years, the car was restored to the same specifications as in the movie. The body of the Pacer was stripped and repainted, the wheels were re-chromed, and the interior was re-covered, all to match the specifications of the screen car. A modern aftermarkethead unitand speakers replaced the stereo equipment; these and the licorice dispenser are the only aftermarket parts installed on the car.OEMfactory parts used to restore the car were all obtained NOS. The car was sold for $37,000 at the 2016Barrett-JacksonCollector Car Auction inLas Vegas,Nevada.[96]

My lack of available time to enjoy this car, (along with the fact that my wife cannot drive a '3 on the tree") is forcing me to sell it. It is very solid with no major issues known.

I had the following work performed withing the last 2 years.

4 New tires

new distributor

new carburetor

new brakes, (drum) front and rear

new clutch

New battery

Please feel free to ask any questions.

Rest assured that your dealing with an honest seller, as i have sold several cars from my collection this year on E BAY, and have a wonderful rating.