Design Notes: 1975 AMC Pacer
These three pictures in this second set are of the Type B painted fiberglass model.
These three pictures in this third set are of the Type C painted fiberglass model. I like this front end, with pop-up headlights, despite looking a little Pinto-ish.
Some final touches
Below are a couple of pictures of an interior styling buck. I’m not sure the date these pictures were taken. From what I understand, the main change going into production was the speedometer was switched from a revolving drum type to a sweeping needle type that was prevalent in American cars of the period.
The three pictures below are called coloring studies; they are based on full-size renderings. The top one in the center indicates what a soft top would look like and the bottom left image shows a two-tone paint scheme that would later become an option on Pacer.
These two photos below are what was called a detail study on one of the full-size fiberglass models. Notice there is no interior mockup in this one.
The finished product
And, just to remind us of what the production Pacer looked like, here are four pictures showing off some of its sexier curves… just kidding, about the sexy curves part.
Imagery credit: San-Ei Shobo Publishing