Wayne’s World AMC Pacer Sold For $37,400

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by Megalith, Oct 15, 2016.

  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

    Messages:
    13,004
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2006
    …that’s it? I would have thought that a Hollywood collectible would have gone for a bit more.

    It is near impossible to hear Queen’s legendary ballad Bohemian Rhapsody without thinking of one of rock’s most iconic film moments. Yes, it’s the soulful, headbanging scene from 1992’s Wayne’s World, which proved so popular that the song shot up the charts 17 years after its release. The scene also featured a custom 1976 AMC Pacer owned by Garth Algar, who was played by Dana Carvey. And now the little hatchback has hit the auction block and sold. On Saturday, the car sold for a surprising $37,400 to an onsite buyer. Schwing!
     
  2. Nauseous

    Nauseous Gawd

    Messages:
    864
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2004
    yeah not a famous car really. not like the batmoblie, back to the future car, or something like that.
     
  3. DrLobotomy

    DrLobotomy [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    5,386
    Joined:
    May 19, 2016
    The most ever paid for a Pacer I am sure. The Gremlin and the Karman Ghia ties the Pacer as the ugliest cars ever made that sold in America.
     
    azuza001 likes this.
  4. dark_reign

    dark_reign 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,169
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2005
    Fishbowl on wheels.
     
  5. azuza001

    azuza001 Gawd

    Messages:
    692
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2012
    That's what I was thinking. Who pays 30k for a pacer? I am surprised it pulled in that much. 10 years ago it probably would have done more. Not today though.
     
  6. MikeTrike

    MikeTrike [H]ardness Supreme

    Messages:
    8,098
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2005
    Just over twice the 1975 sticker price isn't terrible IMO... Add in the cost of any set props and I'd say they arguably doubled their money...

    upload_2016-10-15_16-50-57.png
     
  7. NIVO

    NIVO [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,254
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2004
    dont forget the rope licorice dispenser where the dome light was. worth it alone lol
     
    blkt and MikeTrike like this.
  8. Krenum

    Krenum [H]ardForum Junkie

    Messages:
    15,303
    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2005
    Cool car. My dad had a Pacer when I was growing up, we took many trips to Georgia in it.
     
  9. TechLarry

    TechLarry Can't find the G Spot

    Messages:
    30,103
    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2005
    It was a better car than the Pontiac Aztek !
     
  10. blkt

    blkt Gawd

    Messages:
    665
    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2009
    Yes, but they failed to restore the super rope reel and instead put some short crap sticks in there, defeating the entire purpose of the dispenser. :wtf: The owner needs to contact American Licorice Company for an uncut rope.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Betaboy1983

    Betaboy1983 [H]ard|Gawd

    Messages:
    1,261
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2008
    Totally off topic, but those trees in the back look straight out of Far Cry or something.
     
  12. NotEd

    NotEd Limp Gawd

    Messages:
    207
    Joined:
    Aug 14, 2001
    Oh, Mirth-mobile, you will be missed.
     
  13. Bandalo

    Bandalo 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,660
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    What ever happend to Dana Carvey?
     
  14. p.i.m.p

    p.i.m.p Gawd

    Messages:
    583
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2004
    have you tried google, imdb ?
     
  15. Bandalo

    Bandalo 2[H]4U

    Messages:
    2,660
    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2010
    It was more rhetorical. I knew he pretty much quit acting to spend time with his family. He just faded away really quick.