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    I have a special place in my heart for the AMC Pacer. I almost bought one. I was in the hunt for a Volkswagen Beetle and one of my co-workers asked if I liked all ugly old cars, and I said "Yea, pretty much" and she led me to the parking lot. There, I found her Pacer, a red and white two-toned beauty that had really low miles. It was in fantastic shape. She was asking a grand for it, and I would have bought it, but I was determined to get myself a beetle.

    As some of you know, I did end up with a Beetle shortly thereafter, but if I could have afforded both, I woulda had one hell of a sweet Pacer in my driveway right now.

    Ralph Krawczyk Jr, Ranabass, or_flickr, and 3 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. familybmx 72 months ago | reply

      'Worst American Car'

    2. Thwip! (Formerly Macwagen) 72 months ago | reply

      That may be true, but they sure look sweet.

    3. Ranabass 72 months ago | reply

      My scientologist friend in HS (long story!) told me that the Pacer was considered so widely to be ugly, because of a common subconscious past life memory of planet Marcab thought police rounding up the artists and free-thinkers in their Pacer-shaped paddy wagons (I think they could fly, though!)

      I shit thee not. They told me this in all earnestness.

    4. Ranabass 72 months ago | reply

      Fantastic photograph, too! 8D

    5. tinepgh 72 months ago | reply

      My aunt had a Pacer in 1978 or 9 I think.... I LOVED that car - I have a picture of it around here somewhere......

    6. Sohailsk™ 72 months ago | reply

      hey that's looked burned out, like most Pacers! lol

    7. Saturn Robot [deleted] 72 months ago | reply


    8. oliverchesler 62 months ago | reply

      Thank you for adding a creative commons license to this great photo. I used it on this blog post: www.wiretotheear.com/2009/03/22/sunday-sounds-all-about-t...

    9. Meta_Luna 62 months ago | reply

      I love this photo (seen on the above blog)...

    10. canadiancatgreen 45 months ago | reply

      cool car is this a Corgi model

    11. Mr Pitters 41 months ago | reply

      Ranabass, interesting theory

    12. Vipertruck99 36 months ago | reply

      If I had time I would undertake a really trick amc pacer or gremlin as a project plenty of room for a modern hot v8 and they both strangely for an American car of the 70s have a wheel right atveach corner,I mean really out there,that's the first trick to making a car handle.modern suspension slung underneath,but already have too many projects in my garage and in my head

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