I remember it as the all time rip off...
The ads on tv wee shot from almost underneath it and at an angle to make it look
like a low, wide sports car... then, when you saw one on the street, it looked
totally different... and bugly..
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It was to accomodate the 304 that the 78 and up Pacers got the raised
The car was originally slated for a Wankel.
A dealer in the Northern states was installing 401 HOs in them, along
with the old Gremlin.
A 3-rotor Wankel went 9.85 @ 133.41mph:
http://www.dragracecentral.com/DRCStory.asp?ID 8082 They certainly have
my respect! As for the Pacer, they (sort-of) became cool when Wayne's World
was released. =) IMO, it's not the ugliest AMC... the aware would have to
go to the Matador or Gremlin.
oh they have my respect, for the same reasons. but i also worked with the
guys in the mazda shop for a while and they WOULD NOT take a rx7 on a test
drive without a fire extengisher. LOL
You mean Dick Teagues Matador coupe. The sedans and wagons were
actually pretty classy.
GM was working on the Wankel, and it would have gone in a CORVETTE if
it had come to be. The same engine was originally slated for the
The Pacer was supposed to receive a twin rotor Wankel that GM was supposed
to put in the Vega although I think it was supposed to be upsized to a 3 or
4 rotor version to handle the higher curb weight.
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