At first blush you are saying, “What could possibly me confusing about a blown Pacer wagon?!” The fact is at first blush we thought that the car was completely over the top awesome. The big 455 in the front, the 6-71 blower sitting up there in the breeze all proud, the roll cage, the roof rack, the nerf bar style rear bumper, and all of the other elements seem like an easy home run. Then we looked a little closer and saw the hood exit zoomies and started wondering what anyone would actually do with this thing. With that exhaust you couldn’t drive it on the street and while the rear end has some good meat under it we wouldn’t exactly call this thing a pro street car…so what is it?
If you look at the photos of the engine bay, the reason that the upswept zoomies were used is because the a-arms for the suspension are a couple inches from the cylinder head and there’s physically not any room to run exhaust going downward. At least it appears that way. We suppose that the engine could be raised or a Mustang II style front end could be put under the car, but as it sits right now, other than being a hell of a noise maker it isn’t good for much else. That being said, we think the look and the attitude are flipping awesome and it certainly has the freak genes that we love to see deviating from the normal hot rods that often populate the scene. The asking price is $18,900 and we’d have to consider that a starting price because there would be significant expense and work to tack onto that number. Long story short, you’d have a pretty flipping expensive Olds powered Pacer when you were done and we’re not sure how fast it would be.
The car looks really nice underneath, very clean on the inside, and overall seems like it was built by a pro or at least someone who has pro-level skills. Too bad about the exhaust, though.
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1977 AMC Pacer Wagon
Engine: 455 cid Oldsmobile with a 671 blower
Transmission: GM Turbo 350 3 speed automatic
Differential: Ford 9″ Traction-Loc (Posi-Traction)
Interior: Mild custom gray cloth bucket seats with ½ roll cage
4 link rear suspension with air shocks
Front disc brakes
Electric fuel pump
Full aftermarket gauge cluster
All lights and gauges work
Weld racing wheels with radial tires
Remember “Odd Rod” stickers from the late 60’s and early 70’s? Exaggerated drawings of cars with
wild characters driving them? Well here’s one of those crazy drawings…come to life!!! Guaranteed
you can’t stand back a view this car at a car show because of the crowd it attracts. This pacer starts up
and runs better, stronger, and faster than it could have imagined when it was
Absolutely thrilling every time you turn the key and fire this 500 hp blown Old’s dual quad setup. It’s
just so cool! But it really drives down the road rather nicely. You drive this Pacer in the middle of
nowhere you’re still gonna get the looks! This thing is fun, fun, fun!
The rebuilt engine runs great! The transmission shifts great! The gauges work great! The seats are
comfortable. The interior is very clean. There’s a roll bar and racing seat belts for your safety. If you’re
considering a well priced hot rod that no one else has, and you can stand the attention, this is
the AMC Pacer you can be proud of.
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