The Gremlin was AMC's shortcut into the subcompact market. By chopping down the Hornet into a hatchback, AMC was able to offer a lighter, more affordable car while saving on the development of a unique platform or front sheetmetal. The resulting car wasn't as striking as the Javelin-based AMX-GT show car, but we have to admit that it is charming. The Gremlin's only become more appealing since.
This outrageously bold Gremlin, available on Bring a Trailer, reminds us that the tiny platform can still pack an abundance of style and even a V-8 engine.
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Hard pass. Other than the paint, this thing looks like something I would have constructed in high school. However, the story behind the car with the paint job would be interesting.
Love it! I think it would be fun to own a car that when people were sitting next to you at a light, an unstoppable smile would come across their face looking at it.
I don't know what '80s anything ever looked like this. It is a used black/black Gremlin that has a tired interior and the wrong engine, sits too high and is just a starter project to redo the entire car. Not impressed at all...
I'm not automatically against putting a small block Chevy in various vehicles, but in this case even the standard 304 Gremlin X was quite the potent little car and it was easy to go upwards in horsepower using all American Motors products. Many an unsuspecting SBC powered vehicle got smoked by a "worked on" 5.0L Gremlin with a little weight over the rear axle. And then there's ones like this one; (SBC lovers need not apply) https://www.motoringresearch.com/america-news/rarest-gremlin-headed-to-auction/