AMC Gremlin: A Thought Of One Of America’s Extraordinary, Unusual Cars
The image of the car was slightly improved by its color options – brown and gold. The automotive reviewers gave out, revealed its odd body, it seemed that the front and rear ends were created and produced for different cars. What’s more, and worse, parts broke easily, it rusted fast and easily, and gobbled gas even more than a big boat. Fairly enough, the Gremlin had some reputation for being easy to alter and change.
The much-reviled, rejected sub-compact production of the car declined the half a million mark with 671, only 475 cars were produced. AMC put this car on the market for people with less money, people who were broke, although AMC designed it to compete with Chevy Vega and the Ford Pinto. It was again up against the likes of the Volkswagen Beetle and the original Toyota Corolla.
These two still have strong drive confinement to present day. Shortly, it was even up against the Golf which was brought in an popularized in 1974. Up until now, the Gremlin survived, got by to see numerous modifications throughout the years some companies or organizations and university students applied it, used it as a platform to do experiments. These involved a hydrogen version, non-petroleum fuels and also an EV.
The Gremlin X was attractive for the collectors. This car powered by a 6.6L V8, produced 152hp, the standard model produced 20 less, 130 horses. It lived for several years as the AMC Spirit, which ran from 1978 to 1983, and in 1988 AMC stopped the production of cars.
The Gremlin may not be remembered as an ugly car, it could have been awesome and cool if the company hadn’t hurried with placing it on the market, and hadn’t been so mean for every penny along the way. The only reason for its quick production maybe was to compete with the foreign cars. Those foreign cars were smaller and more fuel efficient. All in all this cheap car was likable and collectors like it now.