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|206. "Two pictures of the Pacer I owned while I was stationed at the embassy of The Netherlands in Washington DC between 1977 and 1980. During that time I lived in McLean, VA. (Note the diplomatic license plates from the State of Virginia). |
"Buying this car was a totally irrational decision, yet I always loved driving it. It was comfortable, had a very good stereo on board, and the view through the large windows gave me the feeling I was looking at the world from a spaceship. And a beautiful world the Washington DC area was!
"I particularly like the picture of the the snow-covered front of the car in close-up. This picture enhances the unique shape of the car.
"It had some quality problems. The worst was bad low-speed driveability. The dealer couldn't fix it, so I ordered the factory manual and took the carburetor apart myself. I found shards of metal in the carburetor which must have fallen in when the carburetor was manufactured. After that the car drove flawlessly. Unfortunately, I was transferred back to The Netherlands shortly after that, and I sold the car to a young lady in the embassy. I was told later that she enjoyed the car very much and sold it when she too left a few years later. I wonder whether it still exists somewhere." -Emile Louzada (Leiden, The Netherlands)
Submitted 18 April 2000.
|207. "I got a roll of pictures from the developer and I thought you might be interested in the current state of one of my "projects" -- well, almost current -- as the rear bumper is now on. Attached are pictures from 3/23 and 4/11. I am also now waiting to receive the carpet -- I wonder how much "darker" it will be as Newark Auto said they would not be able to match it. Oh well, the joy of AMCs!" -Christopher Ziemnowicz |
Submitted 1 May 2000.
|208. J. Debteg from the Netherlands wrote: "I wanted to send you a photo of my `76 Pacer. It's a 6-cyl 258 cid (4.2 liter) auto (floor). We are very happy with it! It`s been garaged for the past 6 years, but now it's back on the road where it belongs! Pacers are very rare in Europe." |
Submitted 9 May 2000.
|209. Mark Lehnerer wrote to share this picture of his father-in-law's '78 D/L wagon in Chesterton, Indiana. At the time, it was for sale.
Submitted 17 May 2000.