The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer is a documentary about a quirky little car that people love to hate – though it seems to be gaining in popularity in recent years thanks to its unusual styling and interesting backstory.

If the original AMC plan to fit the Pacer with a twin rotor Wankel rotary engine had come to fruition it’s likely that the car would now be a hot collectible, much like the Mazdas of the same era. That said, whenever you see a Pacer at a car show it always has a group of curious onlookers gathered around, and many people born in the years after its demise are genuinely curious about it.



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Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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