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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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This 1979 AMC Pacer DL wagon was seen in the spectators’ parking lot at the 2013 Grand Nashionals car show in Batavia. This is the facelifted version of the Pacer, literally, as the center area of the hood was raised for the 1978 model year to accommodate a V-8 engine for the vastly under-powered (or maybe, overweight) compact, which up to then had been available only with a six-cylinder powerplant. The V-8 didn’t help sales much, and the Pacer was gone after the 1980 model year, which saw a whopping 1,746 cars go out the door.

Jim Corbran • You Auto Know • jim@artvoice.com