If you’ve ever sung your heart out to Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” but felt like something was missing, you’re in luck: the baby blue 1976 AMC Pacer driven by Garth in Wayne’s World is now for sale(licorice dispenser not included).
Barrett-Jackson of Las Vegas will be auctioning off the the car made famous by its star turn in the 1992 movie starring Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, and says the vehicle has been meticulously restored to movie quality with a new paint job and redone interior. All props inside the car are original, however.
“The only part of the restoration not true to the movie are the upgraded speakers and stereo (the 10″ restoration speakers are not functional as there never was an amp in the car),” the description reads. “The stereo system is operational, however, and ready for you to do your own rendition of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ ”
But as Bloomberg notes, when it comes to that bubble shape and drivability, it’s still a Pacer — it’s a heavier, slower car that’s less efficient than drivers today might want.
“With this car, I think the movie provenance is the only value to the car,”collectible car expert, and Road & Track contributing editor, Colin Comer told Bloomberg. “You have a very low value, kitschy, new collectible car. The movie is kind of a cult classic, but it’s not exactly going to be looked at as a turning point in cinematic history, and this Pacer isn’t exactly a Steve McQueen movie Porsche.”
And because everything has been restored — including the redone interior and exterior paint job — owners won’t be able to claim things like, “My butt is touching the same seat that Mike Myers’ butt touched.”
“It’s been prettied up and erased. I would think the car would be worth more if it was exactly as it was in the movie,” Comer explains.
As for the price, the auction company’s chief executive officer says “we’ll have to wait and see,” as it’s selling at no reserve.
by Mary Beth Quirk via Consumerist