Waynes world AMC PACER sells for $37,400!
The famous AMC Pacer from the 1992 smash hit film Wayne’s World has been let go at auction for $37,400 (£30,734).
The car rose to prominence during a scene in which main characters, Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar, belt out a head-banging rendition of Queen’s famous Bohemian Rhapsody.
The film finished 1992 as one of the top grossing films of that year, and caused the rock ballad to rocket to number two in the charts, 17 years after it was first released.
A standard AMC Pacer would be expected to sell for no more than $3,000.
Original modifications made for the film are the baby blue paint and the flames around the wheel arches, a hole in the roof for the famous liquorice dispenser, new rear wheelhouses to fit speaker boxes, and a cup dispenser in the inner dashboard.
Tow hooks and steel plates were also welded to the car for filming and camera supports.
The studio also purposefully mismatched the wheel combination of chrome spoked wheels in the rear and standard hubcaps in the front.
These features have been kept during the car’s extensive restoration.
During the rebuild, the entire front end and steering rack of the car was rebuilt.
Multiple parts of the engine, including the exhaust, water pump, power steering pump, alternator, battery, belts and hoses were replaced.
The grille, headlamps, and doors were also restored.
The only part of the restoration not true to the movie is the upgraded sound system.