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Sawed-Off V8! 1976 AMC Gremlin X

We all know what an automotive tribute is. The word “Tribute” is a sort of euphemism for a clone, or a copy, or a fake – tribute just sounds a lot nicer – a bit more polite. And a… more»

V8 Project: 1975 AMC Gremlin X

The Gremlin was the quirky-looking (and named) car created by American Motors in 1970. Its purpose was to compete against the likes of imports and their soon-to-arrive U.S.-built counterparts. But it was really a compact Hornet with a shortened… more»

Mini-Muscle: 1977 AMC Gremlin

There seems to be a contingent of us here at Barn Finds that enjoy oddball cars. I’m among that group but point my preference toward those cars that look odd but teeter on the edge of cool. This 1977… more»

Wiring Gremlins: 1981 Chrysler Imperial

The Imperial nameplate enjoyed a 50-year run at Chrysler as a luxury car before taking a sabbatical in 1975. The company resurrected the marque in 1981 as a personal luxury automobile. Since Chrysler had fallen on hard times, the… more»

Oddball Styling: 1976 AMC Gremlin

For many, the AMC Gremlin will go down as one of the strangest-looking cars of all time. But looks aren’t everything, and maybe they even attracted people to the odd car as the company would build 671,000 of them… more»

401/4-Speed! 1973 AMC Gremlin X

A handful of our regular readers with really thorough memories might just happen to recall me mentioning that it was an AMC Gremlin my father used to teach me how to drive in.  We had a ’77 Gremlin and… more»

1976 Gremlin Restored When Exactly?

Finally, some sanity over pricing, maybe. Pat L provides us this tip on a 1976 AMC Gremlin, available here on craigslist via an upcoming auction. The list is $5000, but that might just be the opening bid or reserve—the… more»

“American-Built Import”: 1975 AMC Gremlin

Because American Motors always had a smaller pocketbook compared to the “Big 3”, the introduction of a new car was often done on a shoestring budget. A case in point is the Gremlin, the company’s first subcompact (although it… more»

Scary Prospect? No Reserve 1973 AMC Gremlin

Lets just start with what TIME magazine calls one of the ’50 worst cars of all time’. Despite this, there is a dedicated following of these compact malaise-era cars, which means that someone loves these unusual models. Myself, I… more»

Rare Air: 1972 AMC Gremlin

Whenever I see a vehicle wearing the AMC badge, I acknowledge a level of respect. That’s not because the company produced some of the most iconic muscle or luxury cars on the planet. The reality is that some of… more»

1974 AMC Gremlin With 8,700 Genuine Miles!

While it has often been the target of cruel jokes, the AMC Gremlin has developed a strong following in today’s classic market. Tidy examples can generate plenty of interest amongst enthusiasts, but this ramps up when the vehicle in… more»

Rat Powered! Pro Street 1977 AMC Gremlin

The great thing about automotive enthusiasts, as a group, is that they often have hidden talents that ‘normal’ people don’t possess, including the ability to turn their gasoline-fueled visions into reality. A gearhead can look at a car and… more»

Saved From A V8 Swap: 1970 AMC Gremlin

The seller of this good-looking 1970 AMC Gremlin says that they are the third owner and their original intention was to put a V8 under the hood but decided against that the longer they had it and spent time… more»

Import Fighter! 1970 AMC Gremlin

Chevy and Ford got into the subcompact game in 1971 with all-new cars, the Vega and Pinto, respectively. Chrysler went the route of rebadging imports from Europe and Japan. AMC, with its limited resources, went a different direction. They… more»

74k Original Miles: 1974 AMC Gremlin X

One of the defining characteristics of AMC as a vehicle manufacturer was its ability to produce quirky and interesting cars. One of the most easily recognizable vehicles was the AMC Gremlin, and this 1974 Gremlin X has just been… more»

Silver Ghost: 1971 AMC Gremlin

This great-looking 1971 AMC Gremlin is also a bit of a head-scratcher. It recently sold at a Mecum Auction in Chicago and the “reseller” hasn’t even bothered to take off the Mecum plates from a month ago when it… more»