AMC Pacer Wagons from the ’70s: The compact hatchback with a unique design

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AMC Pacer Wagons from the 1970s

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AMC Pacer Wagons from the ’70s aimed to give owners passenger room and comfort in a sensibly sized car — along with fancy features like reclining front seats, an electric clock, and more.

1977 AMC Pacer Wagons

Last year, AMC introduced a car the automotive press called “the freshest, most people-oriented auto to be born in the US in 15 years” (Motor Trend magazine). We now introduce the logical extension: The new AMC Pacer Wagon.

B-pillar construction: Massive 8 pillar with roll protection is unique and basic to pacer design. This body configuration allows unusually large passenger compartment on short wheelbase. Minimizes obstructions for maximum visibility.

Three different-sized doors: Hatch opens on flat load floor. Wide-design cargo area maximizes width, instead of length, for easier access, over-sized doors — passenger. Door nearly 4″ wider than drivers — for easy entry/exit.

Wide-body room and comfort: Wide-body designs creates passenger compartment comparable in size to larger cars. Expansive tinted safety glass for unequaled visibility.

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Vintage 1977 AMC Pacer Wagons (2)

Vintage 1977 AMC Pacer Wagons (1)

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1978 AMC Pacer compact station wagon with hatchback

When she gave in to practicality, she didn’t give up her individuality.

The first baby moved her to the suburbs. The second one moved her out of her beloved sports car. But not into something square.

In fact, into something rather well-rounded. The wide stance AMC Pacer Wagon. Because a woman who knows anything about cars knows that wide is wonderful.

The Pacer Wagon’s extra width makes it extra efficient. So you get large size room and comfort in a sensibly sized car. And something even more important, extra stability, to make it ride and handle like a much larger car.

And she doesn’t mind that the Pacer Wagon’s unique wide design makes it look a little different. That’s the way a woman with her own style likes to look.

The exclusive AMC BUYER PROTECTION PLAN: AMC will fix, or replace free, any part except tires for 12 months or 12,000 miles, whether the part is defective, or just plain wears out under normal use and service.

AMC Pacer: The room and ride Americans want. The size America needs.

THE AMC PACER WAGON IS A PRODUCT OF AMERICAN MOTORS CORP. ALSO AVAILABLE IN 2-DOOR HATCHBACK.

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1978 AMC Pacer Wagon - American Motors


The 1978 AMC Pacer wagon (American Motors)

Now you can get the room and the ride of a Pacer with the load space of a wagon.

Because it’s a Pacer, you get the unique wide design that provides so much more passenger room and comfort.

The ’78 wagon has lots of luxurious features, too. Like individually reclining front seats, extra quiet insulation, woodgrain instrument panel, electric clock and much more. All standard at no extra cost.

1978 American Motors Pacer Wagon

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