The Mirthmobile Is Up For Grabs. Scha-wing
Query: What is the correct environment in which to sing along with Queen‘s Bohemian Rhapsody? Solution: Inside the actual 1976 AMC Pacer driven by Garth in the Wayne’s World film, natch. And now, you can do exactly that.
The baby blue Mirthmobile is going to be auctioned off in Las Vegas by Barrett-Jackson; spokesthings there say the ride has been meticulously restored to on-set quality with a new paint job and redone interior. All props inside the car are original, though, and it even includes the camera mounts.
Quoth the description: “The only part of the restoration not true to the movie are the upgraded speakers and stereo (the 10″ restoration speakers are not functional as there never was an amp in the car). The stereo system is operational, however, and ready for you to do your own rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody.” I’m assuming a licorice dispenser may not be included.
Caveat: As Bloomberg points out, as much as you might covet this thing, it’s still a Pacer, which means it’s heavier, slower and less efficient than might suit your tastes.
“With this car, I think the movie provenance is the only value to the car,” collectible car expert and Road & Track contributing editor Colin Comer says. “You have a very low value, kitschy, new collectible car. The movie is kind of a cult classic, but it’s not exactly going to be looked at as a turning point in cinematic history, and this Pacer isn’t exactly a Steve McQueen movie Porsche.”
Also, because just about everything has been returned to sparkly condition, including the redone interior and exterior paint job, you won’t be able to thrill yourself silly by mumbling about your butt touching the very same seat which cradled Mike Myers‘ gluteus maximi.
“It’s been prettied up and erased. I would think the car would be worth more if it was exactly as it was in the movie,” opines Comer.
As for the price, Barrett-Jackson’s CEO says “we’ll have to wait and see,” as it’s selling at no reserve.