Wayne's World and Pixar's Cars 2, the Pacer is recognizable to all generations. It even made an appearance on Top Gear once, and Goofy drove a yellow one in Disney's A Goofy Movie. Unfortunately the Pacer is also remembered by many for being a "bad" car that failed at its intended purpose.
"legacy" license plates, produced in the style of the original plate for the year a car was built, but apparently issued with a current registration number. This program supplements the current "Year of Manufacture" plate program already in place that lets old cars use old plates, as long as they're from the right model year and clear the DMV database as not belonging to any other vehicle. The legacy plate program lends a more authentic touch to a vintage car that would otherwise have the modern reflective metallic white plates with blue characters and red California script. The owner here has actually modified a set of modern white plates and hand-painted them to look like period 1976 plates -- the CALIFORNIA block letters are painted on instead of stamped into the metal. The effect is convincing enough that I was fooled until I looked closely at the original resolution photos in my archives. I have mixed feelings about the legacy program since a lot of people just want plates that match the color of their modern cars.
I'd like to see this car cleaned up and detailed a little with four matching thin whitewall tires and a new passenger side rub strip. Otherwise this is a very solid original Pacer and a great example.