Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Wayne's World 1976 AMC Pacer Up For Bid at Barrett-Jackson


VIN# A6C667A271223

"Lot #608 - This is the original 1976 AMC Pacer used in the iconic film "Wayne's World." Modifications made for the film included baby blue paint over the original yellow exterior and brown interior, tow hooks welded to the front subframe, 1/4" steel plates welded to the rocker panels for camera supports, heater and air conditioning were removed, rear wheelhouses were modified to fit speaker boxes, a hole was drilled in the roof for the famous licorice dispenser, flame decals were added, and components were removed from the inner dash to accommodate the cup dispenser and a door mechanism above the sealed-off glove box. The studio also went with a purposely mismatched wheel combination of chrome spoked wheels in the rear and factory hubcaps in the front. Every effort was made in the car's extensive restoration to bring it back to its movie condition. All bolted-on body parts were removed and the exterior body was stripped to bare metal. Bumpers and original wheels were rechromed and the body was refinished with Nason base coat/clear coat to match the movie color. Seats and headliner were recovered, and all interior panels and dashboard were refinished. The only part of the restoration not true to the movie are the upgraded speakers and stereo (the 10" restoration speakers are not functional as there never was an amp in the car). The stereo system is operational, however, and ready for you to do your own rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody.'' All the props inside the car are original. The complete front end, including steering rack, was rebuilt. The exhaust, water pump, power steering pump, alternator, battery, belts and hoses are just some of the mechanical parts replaced during the refinish of the motor. Other items restored or refinished include the grille, headlamp doors and bumper cushions; all moldings and the weatherstripping were replaced. NOS taillight lenses, front hubcaps and parking light lenses were added to the restoration."

Monday, May 23, 2016

Weird and Wonky American Cars - AMC makes the list 3 times...

Weird and Wonky American Cars

1970 AMC Gremlin

1975 AMC Pacer

1979 AMC Eagle Wagon


1957 Rambler Cross Country

1974 Bricklin SV-1 (some had AMC engines)

Monday, April 11, 2016

10 Great Car Names That (mostly) Lost Their Luster

10 great car names that (mostly) lost their luster | Fox News

Musclecar buffs fondly remember the AMX, the
short-wheelbase, two-seat version of AMC’s Javelin ponycar. After
cancelling the AMX, AMC moved the badge to the 1971 Javelin performance model.
But a few years after the Javelin ended, AMC pulled its own “Cobra II”
move and made “AMX” a garish dress-up package for the Hornet compact and
then, later, the smaller Spirit (a Gremlin rerun). At least you could
get an optional 304-cube V-8 in ’79. And, get this: Two 1979 AMX’s took
first and second in class (25th and 43rd overall) in Germany’s
Nürburgring 24 Hour race, with Indy racer Lyn St. James and actor James
Brolin among the six drivers.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Starting to wonder...

Maxi is still sitting in storage... alone and cold... I am starting to wonder if I will ever get the chance to save it from being parted out.  As time passes and my financial situation stays the same (BAD), I wonder if perhaps I should try finding it a new home.  My fear is that it will simply be parted out, or someone will cut a hole in the hood and make a hot rod out of it.  It is too rare for all that... though I know sometimes a car simply is too far gone to continue.  Someone with time and space and funds could turn it back into the car it once was, a factory 401 Maxi Blue Javelin, a real sleeper...