Accompanied by Adrian, his girlfriend Nici and my father, i drove to Mülheim an der Ruhr today and finally picked up my car. So three long weeks of waiting have come to an end now. As a reward everything – except for being a bit late – worked out fine: The car has been ready for pick-up, streets were dry, even the sun took a peek through the clouds every once in a while and the transfer came off without difficulty.
And because the gagging order doesn’t apply any more now, I’m gonna end the guessing game and disclose the secret. It’s a 1979 AMC Pacer D/L:
That I would buy a small car one day, noone might have expected – me included until three weeks ago! But when I stood in front of the car back then, it was plain sailing. Good condition, low quantity still existing (even in the US, I’ve read), geek factor and fancy design were a clear basis for decision-making.
And now some bare figures:
|Engine:||I-6, 258 cui (4.2 lt)|
|Power output:||120 hp at 4300 rpm|
|Torque:||288 Nm at 1800 rpm|
|Transmission:||4-speed manual floor shift|
|Layout:||Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive|
|Dimensions:||436 x 196 x 134 cm (L x W x H) [which is 9 cm wider than the current S-class]|