AMC Gremlin: A Thought of One Of America’s Extraordinary, Unusual Cars
You would certainly agree that The AMC Gremlin is one of the most unattractive, bad-looking cars of all time. It had a poor physical structure and it certainly was awful on gas. In spite of that, it till by some means is in our minds, we still remember it. Even though the AMC Gremlin does not have as interesting history as the DeLorean DMC-12, and its display may not be as attractive as its generations’ cars in the 1970s – the Ferarri (Pininfarina) 512S Modulo or the Lancia (Bertone) Stratos HF Zero – it is however a charming car waiting and asking for a look at.
It may sound appealing, grotesque to you but that counts for something. If you wonder who designed such a “special” appearance, the answer is the two men – Bob Nixon and Richard A. Teaque. You may be familiar with the name Richard A. Teaque because he became popular after shaping the Jeep Cherokee XJ. That is the man who had also helped a car which according to CBS list of the 15 most bad-looking cars in the world the Gremlin was the sixth least creative and inventive enjoyable vehicle. These two men are not the only ones to blame.
However, a part of the blame goes on a platform AM used when designing this car. The base for this odd and bizarre automobile was AMC Hornet, which appeared a year earlier and it was out of production a year before the Gremlin. AMC Hornet however was more full-sized car and more successful than Gremlin.
It took part in different motorsports as the NASCAR. The legend Bobby Allison who was the AMC factory-backed drive, drove it. AMC Hornet has got a cinematic history too, driven by Roger Moore in the role in a James Bond film – the 1974’s “The Man With The Golden Gun”. On the other hand, Gremlin was maybe that ugly because of its back end slants which makes it look rough, unbalanced being looked at from any angle.