Genre: A class or category of artistic endeavor having a particular form, content, technique, or the like: the genre of epic poetry; the genre of symphonic music. Automotive customizations have gone through many genres over the decades, and there are fans of each niche. There are Hot Rods, Street Rods, Low-Riders, Tuner-Cars, Rat Rods, and on and on and on. This Pacer seems to take a piece from each period, and combine them on one of the most questionable cars ever offered to the public. The Question is this: Does it work, and is it Desirable?
In the 1950s, an artist by the name of “Von Dutch” began striping cars artistically in California. His genre of pin striping matte finished Hot Rods and Customs is transformed onto this Pacer. Almost every line of the car is accented, along with the hardware of each door and hatch. On the hood of this car is an illustration of a Skull and Cross Bones with the obligatory “flames” that you might find on any of today’s “Rat Rods”. The Baby Moons and White Walls were must have items with the Customs of the late 50s.
The Battering Ram bumpers of the Original Pacer have been discarded and in their place is a set of tubular steel fabricated bumpers similar to the form used by the early Bonneville Salt Flat racers used when being pushed on their way to a record setting run. In the back there is a large exhaust outlet which pays tribute to today’s “Fart Cans” used on Tuner Cars.
And the inside pays tribute to many different car cultures, from the two tone vinyl bench seats of the 60s, to the chrome chain link steering wheel found in many low-riders, to the 70s pimpalicious red shag carpeting used on the floor, this Pacer has every era of car customization you could ever want.
According to the listing, it even singles out the Concourse de’Lemon!
1976 AMC PACER no detail spared, concourse DE ‘ LEMON, perfect for any event, a real coffee table conversation starter, from the cool paint job and pin striping, skull shift knob, reversed chrome wheels and baby moon hub caps.
Offered at $8,995, which I think is a bit on the high side, but remember this is Motor Cars of Hollywood so someone with enough cash to burn could pick it up for their kid. See the listing here.