“WAYNE’S WORLD” PACER ROCKED THE BLOCK IN LAS VEGAS: A 50 Facts & Favorite Memories Feature

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The AMC Pacer used in the cult classic film “Wayne’s World” was a crowd favorite at the 2016 Las Vegas Auction and set a new record when it sold.

 

To mark Barrett-Jackson’s half-century in business, in this special series we’re taking a look back at some of our favorite moments from the past 50 years – as well as some little-known facts about The World’s Greatest Collector Car Auctions.

 

The “Wayne’s World” Pacer on the block in Las Vegas.

SCHWING! The ultimate ’90s cult classic “Wayne’s World” was an iconic 1992 comedic motion picture featuring “Saturday Night Live” co-stars Mike Myers and Dana Carvey. Debuting at number one, “Wayne’s World” is still today the highest-grossing film based on an SNL skit.

In 2016, Wayne Campbell and Garth Algar’s notorious Mirthmobile, a 1976 AMC Pacer, crossed the auction block at Barrett-Jackson in Las Vegas. While not exactly luxurious, the car was a fan favorite that year, drawing worldwide media attention leading up to its turn on the Barrett-Jackson auction block.

The movie car even had its famous licorice dispenser in the roof!

An opportunity too good to pass up for fans of ’90s pop culture, the Pacer was extensively restored to movie condition, complete with its baby blue paint, flame accents, camera mounts and original props, including the famous licorice dispenser in the roof. The only piece of the restoration not true to the film was the upgraded and operational stereo system, something ’90s music fans wouldn’t be opposed to while rocking out to “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

Although not exactly the most prestigious vehicle from the ’70s, this nostalgic Pacer was undoubtedly one-of-a-kind. Crushing the previous world record for an AMC Pacer, the Mirthmobile sold for $37,400 – a moment in time when Wayne and Garth might exclaim, “We’re not worthy!” One of the more amusing movie cars to cross the Barrett-Jackson auction block, the winning bidder took home a legitimate piece of Hollywood history that day. Party on, Garth!