AMC Pacer is considered as one of 1970’s ugliest cars. Despite this, the model was innovative when it was introduced. Today it is popular by collectors. BoardingEurope.com ran into an AMC Pacer in the exploration of an abandoned workshop.
AMC Pacer received great attention at its launch in 1975. It was a functional small car with some good engine performance. The year after the launch, AMC sold nearly 120,000 new Pacer.
After a record year of sales began to the model to decline. AMC launched a hatchback model and various accessories package. The engine was a V6 that used around a liter of petrol every 10 kilometers. That didn’t stop Pizza Hut in the United States to use the Pacer as a delivery car.
If the Pacer would been designed in a different way, it had probably been forgotten. 37% of the body of an AMC Pacer consisted of glass. This has given a variety of nicknames, such as mobile hamster, Moon Buggy and egg on wheels.
One detail that enhances the car’s ugliness is that the passenger door is noticeably longer then the driver’s door. It is to make it easier to reach the the backseat.
Pacer was only manufactored for five years. Maybe it’s lucky. A search on its name results in various top lists of world’s ugliest cars …