1977 AMC Pacer, 6-cyl.

1977 AMC Pacer, 6-cyl.

PACER — SERIES 60 — SIX — Biggest news for the year-and-a-half old Pacer was the addition of a station wagon to the existing hatchback sedan. Adding cargo space to the already roomy design it was meant to challenge Chrysler's new compact wagons. Overly optimistic production plans had to be cut back, however, since domestic small cars weren't selling well. With rear seat folded, the wide wagon — just four inches longer than the sedan — held 47.8 cubic feet of cargo. Styling was identical to the hatchback sedan from the doors forward, but wagons had vertically-oriented three-section taillamps, unlike the sedan's horizontal units. The wagon's wide lift-up hatch reached down nearly to the bumper, for easy loading. Large side windows included ‘flipper’ vents for improved ventilation. Despite its short wheelbase, the wide (77 inches) Pacer ranked as a compact. Standard engine w ...

 

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