It felt strange to write about this AMC after featuring a Concours D’Elegance winner, but we came to the conclusion that a car is a car. Sure some are more expensive, some have more performance, but in the end they are still hunks of steel with four wheels. It is the people in their past that make them special. Every car has a history. Some cars have a more significant history and thus demand higher prices when they change hands. This 1970 AMC Gremlin was a mediocre econo box when new and may still be today, but now it holds a few stories. Find it here on eBay with bidding at $1,999 and three days left.
The seller of this Gremlin had been stalking it for many years. It was parked at the end of a driveway just a few blocks from their home and there it sat with a canvas tarp drapped over it. Until one afternoon when the eBay seller noticed a Gremlin in the local classifieds. He called immediately and told them they wanted the car and they new its exact location.
Upon arrival the hunter was greeted by a young couple. The pair was friendly and explained that the car had belonged to their Grandmother. The car was in great original condition and even included a detailed logbook of all its service and fill ups. An offer was made and promptly accepted. The little Gremlin was then pushed down the street for a quick check up by a mechanic.
The car checked out fine and now runs great again. We understand that this little car may not appeal to everyone. Well maybe not anyone for that matter, but the story of its discovery is interesting in itself. The Gremlin was important when new because it was America’s most fuel efficient car at the time.
This particular car is also special because it is fitted with an optional 232 inline six instead of the standard 199 cubic inch engine. That fact probably makes the car a little less fuel efficient but a little more fun. If that is not enough to make you love this car, then you should take a look at that gas cap!