For $4,900, This 1982 AMC Eagle SX/4 Looks Ready To Fly

Did you know that the Eagles started out as one of Linda Ronstadt's back-up bands? If you don't know who Linda Ronstadt is then maybe today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Eagle will additionally have you asking AMC what? That doesn't mean you still can't get familiar with this '80s flier. » 3/20/15 8:00am 3/20/15 8:00am

For $5,500, Own A Real American Express

AMC is presently where you watch the Walking Dead, but for those who remember it's also a long-dead automaker. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe AMX may need to be brought back from the dead, but based on its price, will you recommend potential buyers should just keep on walking? » 2/18/14 8:00am 2/18/14 8:00am

Used Car Face Off: Honoring America With American Motors

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 7/07/13 1:00pm 7/07/13 1:00pm

For $3,000, Pick Up The Pacer

Home to the former Trojan Nuclear Power Plant, Rainier Oregon is coincidentally also the current place of residence for today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe mutant AMC Pacer. The connection is obvious, but will this AMC's price nuke the deal? » 12/04/12 8:00am 12/04/12 8:00am

For $9,900, Pace Yourself

In an alternate universe today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe
AMC Wagon could have served as mysterious older brother to the scarf-wearing androgyne, Speed Pacer. In the real world however, the Pacer's options weren't nearly as flashy as the Mach Five's, but perhaps this one's price will have someone speed racing for… » 11/28/12 8:00am 11/28/12 8:00am

Thankfully, This AMX Contains Almost No American Motors Content

Despite having a timeless Richard Teague design, TransAm racing cred, and being the car that would break AMC out of its George Romney-era economy-car mold, the AMC Javelin's hi-po AMX version always appeared uncomfortable in its own skin. But will a total, pro-touring makeover solve its issues? » 11/19/12 3:30pm 11/19/12 3:30pm

This Classic Ambassador Is For Ramblin' Men (And Women)

Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas. » 11/18/12 9:00am 11/18/12 9:00am

Buying a 1978 AMC Pacer was the "smart" thing to do

What was it about owners of the 1978 AMC Pacer that set them apart? A rational person might answer this question by pointing out they were among the few actually willing to purchase a brand new Pacer wagon. According to this vintage ad it wasn't Pacer owner's quirky taste in cars that made them different, it was… » 10/01/11 9:00am 10/01/11 9:00am

Rare AMC Eagle Sundancer is ultra-weird fun in the sun

We aren't sure there is such a thing as a normal AMC Eagle, but we feel safe saying other models of the 4x4 car were a lot less strange than this Sundancer convertible model. These convertible Eagles were offered through AMC dealers as an expensive coach built option for only two years. The Eagle's notoriously rust… » 8/13/11 11:00am 8/13/11 11:00am

For $16,900, Go Slow Pacer! Go Slow Pacer! Go Slow Pacer, Go!

Upon its introduction, some called AMC's uniquely styled Pacer the Flying Fishbowl. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe wagon edition is a bigger bowl, but is there something fishy about its price? » 5/27/11 8:00am 5/27/11 8:00am

Seventy Years Of Jeep

Seven decades ago, the first small trucks built to bolster the U.S. Army's efforts in World War II rolled off a Ford assembly line. Wired.com's Autopia takes a look back at 70 years of Jeep history. - Ed. » 1/17/11 4:00pm 1/17/11 4:00pm

For $1,600, Get a Non-Rambling Rambler Wagon

The Allman Brothers espoused being a Ramblin' Man, Led Zeppelin needed to Ramble On, and in Ramble Tamble, CCR sang down the road I go. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe American may not run, but it's a Rambler too. » 5/27/10 8:00am 5/27/10 8:00am

1969 AMC Javelin SST

Welcome to Down On The Street, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. Somehow, a Javelin has been hiding mere blocks from my house! » 5/15/10 9:00am 5/15/10 9:00am

Gremlin X Marks the Spot for $4,600!

The letter X used to connote many things — a hillbilly's signature, movies with full-frontal nudity, or the location of pirate booty. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has an AMC X that also was best known for its booty. » 11/12/09 7:30am 11/12/09 7:30am

1977 AMC Pacer for a Fat $7,000!

Are you large and in-charge? Well, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has a tubby two-door that will let you see and be seen. So get your bad portly self over here and take a look. » 8/20/09 7:00am 8/20/09 7:00am

1973 AMC Javelin for $19,000!

In 1973 the Endangered Species Act became law. Here's a car that would make the list. It's Nice Price or Crack Pipe time again, and we're recalling AMC's entry into the pony car wars. » 3/26/09 9:00am 3/26/09 9:00am

52 Low-Mile AMCs To Go Under The Gavel, We Stagger Back In Awe

How would you like to own a totally original 1,718-mile 1980 Pacer? Perhaps a 1970 Rebel Machine 390? Or even- are you sitting down?- the coveted Gucci Edition 1973 Hornet wagon? » 3/07/09 3:30pm 3/07/09 3:30pm

1975 AMC Pacer: So Wide, It Can Be Used As A Packing Crate For A Nova!

OK, so the Nova would stick out the back if you tried to stuff one inside a Pacer's shell (though the Pinto and Vega might fit). The point here is that the Pacer was completely crazy- no, wait, we mean incredibly innovative! » 10/17/08 11:01am 10/17/08 11:01am Tough as it might be to believe today, the Pacer sold pretty well and was once a common sight…

AMC's Awesome Malaise Compacts

When we told you about the possibility of a new Chevy-branded compact car yesterday, the howls of lamentation quickly followed, as long-repressed memories of awful bowtie-badged compacts bubbled back into consciousness. But if you think those old Chevettes, Toyota-based Novas, and Citations were bad, you're forgetting… » 6/03/08 1:15pm 6/03/08 1:15pm