The original 1976 AMC Pacer used in Wayne’s World is crossing the auction block.
Sporting a baby blue paint job over the original yellow exterior, several modifications were made for the film, including tow hooks welded to the front subframe, 0.25-inch steel plates welded to the rocker panels for camera supports, and both the heater and air conditioning have been removed. The rear wheelhouses were also modified to fit speaker boxes, while a hole was drilled in the roof for the now-famous licorice dispenser.
According to the auction listing at Barrett-Jackson’s website, “every effort was made in the car’s extensive restoration to bring it back to its movie condition.”
Every bolted-on body part was removed and the exterior body was stripped to bare metal. The bumpers and original wheels were also rechromed while the body was refinished with Nason base coat/clear coat to match the movie color. Inside, the seats and headliner have been recovered, while the all interior panels and the dash have been refinished.
The only part of the restoration that isn’t true to the movie are the upgraded speakers and stereo, as the 10-inch restoration speakers are not functional since there was never an amp in the car. The stereo however, does work so you can do your own rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The car will cross the auction block at Barrett-Jackson’s Las Vegas 2016 auction running October 13 to 15.