I never saw a Pacer with a V8.
If you don't live in washington, the Pacer made a dandy solar oven.
Definitely seems dorky to me.
At least it's not boring.
The Matador always seemed very weird to me.
A lot of length and not much beauty or aggressiveness.
I just can't figure out what they were thinking.
I remember a review calling it the most beautiful car ever.
I couldn't tell if they were joking.
Is there something I'm missing there?
As for the dart, there are far worse automotive horrors from the fifties and sixties, but I couldn't find a photo online.
Many were so bad no one would buy them even then.
Some are almost impossibly rare because they sold maybe a few hundred and are being sought for the rarity and novelty factor, and I think the incredible ugliness too.
There are production cars almost no one has ever seen.
The Smart has the aerodynamic problems of short motorcycles, and shortness is a styling problem too.
Trying to deal with those problems and coming up with something even acceptable is quite a feat.
They claim they did a lot of wind tunnel work to get it to work as well as it does.
Given the limitations, I think they did pretty well.
It's hard to make even a short sports car look good.
Even this one looks far better in the flesh.
Lotus next to the Smart coupe
I have one of these.
Just ran across the picture.