1975 AMC Pacer

1975 AMC Pacer

PACER — (SIX) — SERIES 60 — The AMC Pacer was introduced on March 1, 1975, as a midyear model. It was billed as the first wide, small car, as it was 77 inches wide but had a short 100-inch wheelbase. The Pacer had many unique features including a passenger side door that was larger than the driver's door and one of the first rack and pinion steering systems available on a U.S. built car. The car was available, for 1975, only as a two-door hatchback. It had a short, fast-sloping hood, since it was originally designed to use General Motors' front-wheel drive Wankle rotary power unit. The cancellation of that program, by GM, forced AMC to re-engineer the car on short notice. It was transformed into a rear-wheel drive, piston-engine configuration. The only pow-erplant provided was the 232-cid six. Although its overall length was a compact-sized 171.5 inches, the Pacer's interior roominess matched or exce ...

 

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