We just can’t have a CC AMC Week without the Pacer making an appearance, even if it is more honorary than in-depth. We’ve got two Pacer stories in the archives; my usual dry approach in the Pacer X CC, and Ric Wayman’s light-hearted reminiscence of his former Pacer. But when A. Bear posted these shots of a Pacer dressed up as a racer, we couldn’t resist. We’ll just keep it short (and sweet and wide).
Mr. Bear says this Pacer was found in East LA, and he was particularly smitten by its hood decor. Since this is obviously an early Pacer (’75-’76), that dragon is guarding either the standard 232 CID six (3.8L) or the optional 258 six (4.2 L). A 304 V8 came along in 1977, along with a lip-lifted front grille.
By now, you know the Pacer story as well as I do, and I’m starting to experience a bit of AMC overload back here, so I’m going to just get out of the way. Have at it.