So, why am I writing about an AMC Pacer under the banner of Modern Art Monday? Since I’m writing this posting, lets just say its my preference. After all, a Pacer was one displayed in an exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art, and there is a Pacer Wagon on display at a private museum in the Netherlands. So yes, this story belongs under this designation. And look, this is a time capsule with only 12.2 miles on it….
This Pacer was originally purchased by a woman in Queens, and never drove it. It has been sitting in a garage for years, and only came to light after she passed away. The new owner has never even bothered to clean it up, offering it for sale on eBay. According to the listing:
It had only 11.8 miles when I first saw it, so yes, it does run and drive and smell like a new car! Everything works as it should! The woman who owned the vehicle passed, leaving no will or estate planning, so the car was sold at auction by the Queens County Public Administrator, along with all of her other possesions. The car has every single original part on it that it was delivered with, back in 1977. I have not removed any parts from the car at all. To make it run, I used a jumper pack, and once it started, I was able to drive the car perfectly. It starts quickly using the jumper every time. The 34 year old original battery will not hold a charge. I have not even cleaned the 34 years of dust off of the car. I wanted everyone to see it as found. If you purchase the vehicle from me, for a fee I will clean it, or you can have the fun of unearthing the beauty of this vehicle yourself. I tested two small spots, and with no effort, it shines like new, using just a damp cloth, and some hand glaze!
I am sure that this Pacer, is in fact, the lowest mile one to exist in the world! This is no joke. This is a true time capsule, garage, kept little old lady, garage find, original survivor car. If you are an AMC nut, and like the survivor cars, this is a must have car! Never will you ever find a lower mile 1977 Pacer like the one I am selling here.
So far there has been 9 bids, with the highest bid currently at $5,600, which has not met the reserve. So how much do you think this car should fetch? I’m thinking in the neighborhood of $15,000, but I could be wrong. By 1977, the Pacer was losing steam after being on the market for 2 years, and this one looks like a base model, but it does have factory A/C. Anyway, view the listing here.