The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer
Behind all the jokes and insults, the AMC Pacer is actually a car with a
great deal of history. It began as radical new design from an underdog
company. In an attempt to combat the big, bland, boxy cars from Detroit's
"Big Three," little American Motors Corporation decided to build something
a little different. Their one-eyed car stylist Dick Teague proposed a
small, wide car with big windows and smooth areodynamics. Americans had
never seen anything like it.
This in-depth documentary tells the true story of the Pacer. Unbeknownst
to many, the car persevered through manufacturing setbacks, government
regulations, and many other troubles. Featuring a ton of old car
advertisements and rare footage of AMC's factory, the film helps paint a
picture of the Pacer's world. Director Joe Ligo sits down with AMC stylist
Vincent Geraci, author Patrick Foster, and television personalities John
Davis and Pat Goss from PBS's MotorWeek.
AMC 1980 AMX Spirit restoration
This is my 1980 AMC Spirit AMX. I finished restoring this car in July of
2002. This car has new paint,interior,transmission,3:73 rear and a built up
360 AMC engine producing close to 400 hp. I sold this car to finish my 86
Corvette. I miss it very much. This car had the Exhaust turned down towards the ground. It
sounded real bassy like rolling thunder. This car was super fast. I took it
to the 100th Rambler anniversary in Kenosha, WI in July 2002. With Group 19
AMC club. We also took it to Long Island, New York one summer, and I
cruised my old neighborhood. Its sad to say that I sold it to a young man
and the car is getting abused. I saw some chips and scratches on it. AMC
made awesome engines.
1979 AMC AMX Spirit
For Sale - 1979 AMC AMX Spirit - 360 V8, 4spd T-10, 343 gears, role cage,
professionally built by Northland Customs. Asking 12,500 CAD obo appraised
at 18,000 CAD. owned by mature drivers, never raced or abused.
1982 AMC Spirit
Yes, this is my car. It is a 1982 AMC Spirit DL. We were lucky enough to
find this car a block away from and for $2,800! Brief History:The AMC
Spirit was manufactured from 1979 to 1983. It was intended to be a restyled
version of AMC's Gremlin.
North AMC Eagle Rescue - 2 AMC Eagles saved
Recording Date October 30, 2010
Dean bought Three Eagles sitting abandoned in a back field on the edge of
the tree line, next to a small lake.
They were just rotting in the tall grass.
5 of us went up, and we managed to rescue the 2 door, and the 4 door. The
wagon had to be left behind and it was partially stripped and damaged. We
trailered the 4 door just south of Edmonton (5 hour round trip) and then
came back for the 2 door. When Keith and I got back, the other 3 guys had
stripped as much as they could, and we loaded up the 2 door, and split.
By the time we got back to load the 2 door, it was too dark to film, and we
were just hurrying to get outta there.
American Muscle Car - S02E09 - AMC AMX
The American Musclecar series relives that incredible time when Detroit
produced the most outrageous cars ever to hit the street. From the car that
started it all, the 1964 Pontiac GTO, experience the glory days of power
and speed through the stories of those who lived and breathed it then. This
2-disc set features twelve half-hour episodes devoted to each extraordinary
muscle car from that magical era.
Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 1959-1963
Pontiac 421 Super Duty
Ford Fairlane GT & Torino Talladega
427 Cobra 1963-1967
Chevrolet Corvette Camaro Z/28
Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
The Mopar Super Stockers
American Motors AMX
Dodge Challenger TA and Plymouth AAR 'Cuda
Buick Regal GNX
1955-1957 Chevrolet Bel Air
1975 Hornet X FOR SALE
Original apple green paint. Original V8 manual car. 400 miles on a 360 same
with the 727 Torque flight transmission. Very nice car. Listed on Dallas
Craigslist under AMC.
amc amx 304 v8
racing up at the track. just put a new intake and holly carb. big burnout
2.73 gears i believe. its a 78 amx pretty rare.
1968 AMC Ambassador SST.
This Ambassador has been in storage for a "FEW" years. It is a survivor,
with 62,000 miles. The A/C still blows cold and the car drives very nice.
I started the restoration by removing the vinyl top and welding in new
metal, No bondo.
You don't see many of these at the "cruise inn's". It is completely stock
except for the custom dual Exhaust