Comments - Unearthed: 1974 AMC Gremlin

Published: Jul 14, 2012
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Phillip Greene Jul 14, 2012
no hes definatly un the influence his gramar sucks more than mine and there is nothing lame about a grimlin, sure there weak stock but most cars are and unlike most weak cars this has plenty of room for a v8 swap
Kyle McCullough Jul 14, 2012
@ Logan- haha, I thought the same thing
Logan LeMonnier Jul 14, 2012
I'm still not convinced he's sober
Zain Sheikh Jul 15, 2012
Not bad but IMO its ugly from the back and I'd rather have a mini cooper from same time period
Matthew Crighton Jul 15, 2012
The 70's had some awesome cars but this wasnt one of them.
Matthew Crighton Jul 15, 2012
I agree. That thing is gross.
Reid Huff Jul 14, 2012
what drugs are you all on?
Phillip Greene Jul 14, 2012
yeah this is a badass mini classic and id drive the livin hell out of it
Danny Reed Jul 14, 2012
I'm your average red blooded American driving teenager and I have to say I think it's quirky and I'd drive it. It's pretty epic in fact. It's low and that helps.
Zach Sullivan Jul 14, 2012
I had am 86 eagle sedan I wish I would have kept it
Das Stig Jul 14, 2012
this is why the z3 m coupe was nicknamed the gremlin.
Mitch Richway Jul 14, 2012
Gremlins are badass from every angle
Reid Huff Jul 14, 2012
I don't think the rear end is the only problem. I think it is bad from every angle.
Kyle McCullough Jul 14, 2012
What dumbass designer thought that rear end was a good idea?
Description: The Gremlin, like the Pacer, was designed at a time when gasoline prices were about to surge and subcompacts suddenly became more attractive to American automakers, for better or worse. Based on the s...
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Description: Launched in 1970, initial reviews of the Gremlin weren't bad, but there was still something about the Gremlin that didn't sit right with the public. Its purpose was to provide economical tra...
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Phillip Greene Jul 14, 2012
well concidering the shitty pinstripe tape on most cars is marked at 300 on the option sheet i think these are badass
Chris Gaines Jul 14, 2012
where's my rocket launcher when I need it?
Zachary Maurer Jul 14, 2012
The other pinto...
David Pires-Ihsaan Jul 14, 2012
It wasnt worth the $300
Description: Available with either two or four seats, the Gremlin was also offered with a long list of options that allowed provided an array of creature comforts that weren't typically found on other cars in...
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Dale Schroeder Jul 16, 2012
@Stig: That's 300 bucks in '70s money. In today's market that'd be probably a $4,000 dress-up package.
Das Stig Jul 14, 2012
that's a good deal for three hundred bucks.
Description: Changes to the Gremlin continued throughout the Seventies, and perhaps the most drastic one was in 1972 when AMC began to offer a 5.0-liter V8. Now, bear in mind the era because the V8 only had 150hp....
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Andrew McNeal Jul 14, 2012
Remember this was 1974 and we didn't know how to make good power while still having good fuel economy and adhering to new safety laws.
Lee Gardner Jul 14, 2012
Wow AMC got 150hp out of a 5.0 v8 I believe Shelby got over 600+hp
Turbo_geoduck Jul 15, 2012
Cruising like a boss. Lol...
Alan Haber Jul 15, 2012
I drive a 97 Grand Am and I wouldn't say it's anywhere near god awful
David Pires-Ihsaan Jul 14, 2012
Aaaand I realize that it was made in the 70's.. Read my comment again.
David Pires-Ihsaan Jul 14, 2012
This is just god awful.. Like pretty much every american (non sportscar) was in the 1990's...
Zach Sullivan Jul 14, 2012
I miss my amc my first car was an 86 amc eagle sedan that thing was a tank
Logan LeMonnier Jul 14, 2012
There are uglier cars
Justen Truhett Jul 14, 2012
I think it's neat
Jake Knickmeyer Jul 14, 2012
It's so ugly that I think they're classics. I think they're actually pretty cool looking in a funky way. Wouldn't hate owning one
Buddy Robinson Jul 14, 2012
I like how they made the recessed part white, and I like the color scheme in general
Chris O'Brien Jul 14, 2012
it's not that ugly.
Joe Fats Harper Jul 14, 2012
I've heard stories about how ugly these were.. Someone needs to slap the designer
Description: The Gremlin continued on for a few more years with regular updates taking place along the way, but it never became stylish, nor did other automakers attempt to replicate its design. Perhaps they knew ...
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Description: However, he swapped out its stock 232 cu in 3.8-liter inline six in favor of a mildly rebuilt 360 V8. He invested an additional $5k into the restoration, but the end result was worth it because the ca...
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Turbo_geoduck Jul 15, 2012
The Gods love sleepers!
Danny Reed Jul 14, 2012
Lol sleeper car!!!
David Pires-Ihsaan Jul 14, 2012
If you cover up the back half, it doesnt look bad at all.. Diagonally. Just enough to cut the hatchback off..