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1978 AMC Pacer Station wagon Survivor

1978 AMC Other

Condition: Used
Make: AMC
Model: Other
Trim: wagon
Year: 1978
Mileage: 37,000
VIN: A8A687C306912
Color: Yellow
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Cedartown, Georgia, United States
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Description for AMC Other 1978

I am selling my 1978 AMC Pacer which has been in dry storage most of it's life. The car is showing just under 37000 miles on the odometer and I was told it is original. I purchased this a few years back from an elderly couple whom purchased it new. The pictures speak for themselves, hile it is a decent survivor, t has been off the road for about 10 years and in my garage. These are things that need repaired to my knowledge. Needs a carburetor rebuild, kit is $20.00, t runs real good but when you give it gas it wants to try to go dead, assume the accelerator pump is bad from sitting. Needs fluids changed, he windshield is cracked, t will need replaced, here is some bubble rust starting around the low quarter panels. It needs a good paint job, he body is straight and solid, ut there are scratches and places where the paint is wearing off. Car has it's original AM FM 8 Track player in place, ower steering, ower brakes, anual windows. The interior is still very nice, he carpet is thin and could use replacing, it is an AC car but it isn't working. The car will need to be trailered due to cracks in the sides of the tires, hey were new but now they are dry.
Car comes with a legal Georgia Bill of Sale and a new registration, hich you can use in your state to obtain a title, eorgia is a non title state on 1985 and older cars.
All sales are final as is where is, uyer is responsible for shipping full payment is due within 5 days of auction end, will store the car for you as long as you need to arrange transport, fter I am paid.
Please ask all questions prior to bidding.
Facts about the Pacer:"Sedan" (or "Coupe") vs. "Wagon" -- What does this mean? AMC released two different body styles for the Pacer. The "sedan" (or "coupe", s it's often called) was available for every model year. The wagon was available '77 through '80. The two styles had the same width and wheelbase, ut the wagon was slightly longer, ront to back. The sedan/coupe has windows that curve around the rear corners of the car, hereas the wagon's rear windows are straighter, ith a split near the front. This enabled the wagon to have significantly greater cargo space than the sedan (e.g., n 1977, ith the rear seat folded down, agon cargo space was 47.8 cu. ft., edan cargo space at 29.5 cu. ft.).


  • Original plans for design included a rotary Wankel engine but these plans were dropped at the last minute.
  • What's with the huge plastic window sill on the Pacer door? "The door panel 'riser' was not intended to pull the huge door closed, lthough that's what it was used for. Under the plastic is a metal riser that supported the door panel. It actually was for some side impact protection and to make the driver/passenger feel safer. At that time, ll the car companies were experimenting with different plastics, one of which worked. The main problem was UV. The deterioration factor was mind boggling. The only way to correct the problem in a restoration is to vacuum form new panels with new urethane plastics or form new fiberglass panels. The latter is actually stronger and is a simpler process for the novice restorer." -Carl Green
  • Original Promotional Tag lines:
    • "You only ride like a Pacer if you're wide like a Pacer."
    • "Small was never this wide."
    • "The first wide small car."

  • Common Pacer Nicknames: Pacemaker, amster-Mobile, hite Lemon, irth Mobile, ishbowl on Wheels, oonbuggy, ubble Car, pace Module, reenhouse, gg on Wheels, lassmobile, errarium, eon wannabe ("Hi."), regnant Rollerskate, Great Big Rolling Windshield on Wheels, lass Monster, regnant Guppy
  • Pacer shape inspired by a football: "I heard that in an interview with [Teague], e said he got the inspiration for the Pacer's unique shape while watching a football game and seeing a long spiral throw, bserving how aerodynamically the football sliced though the air. That's why it kind of bows out from the bottom up- a bit like a football." (From Larry Furse)