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MY CLASSIC CAR: JT Anthony's '77 Gremlin | Gallery  Mooresville Tribune

Name: J.T. Anthony. Age: 66. Location: Hamptonville. Car Year/Make/Model: 1977 AMC Gremlin. Car Nickname: N/A. R&L: When and how did you acquire the ...

Mooresville Tribune
Practicing Faith: A 'clean heart' will rev your engine for God  The Westerly Sun

I hope all the mechanics and classic car enthusiasts will forgive me. I'm wading in over my head with the topic this week. That's because I had a flashback to.

The Westerly Sun
Is This AMC Gremlin the Coolest Survivor Car Parked In Manhattan?  Jalopnik

I think I have a candidate for the coolest street-parked car in Manhattan, and it's not this AMC Gremlin still living on the Upper East Side. But I do think this ...

On Display: Richard Rawlings' Favorite And Least Favorite Cars  HotCars

“Train up a child in a particular way, show him the way to go, and he won't depart from the ways even as an adult” – King Solomon (King of Ancient Israel 970 ...

Ranking The 25 Biggest Lemons Of All Time  HotCars

Lemons have been a part of the automobile world throughout the entirety of its history. This can be seen within each car manufacturer's lineup of models, so it ...

1974 AMC Gremlin 401-XR road test: Turn back the clock  autoweek.com

I can't really talk about this 6.6-liter V8, four-speed tribute 1974 AMC Gremlin 401-XR without talking about the original, and we can't talk about the original ...

25 Cars That Are Legendary For All The Wrong Reasons  HotCars

Some of these cars were actually so bad that laws were changed in order to keep us all safer on the roads.

Gas Cap Challenge: Ford Mustang Vs. AMC Gremlin  Jalopnik

If your car's gas filler is its hungry mouth, then its gas cap has to be its, um, mouth-cover? Pacifier? No, that's terrible. This analogy is terrible. The point is ...

The Gremlin : When American Motors Corporation Took on the World  K1025

Touted as a pal to its friends and an ogre to its enemies, the AMC Gremlin was built in Detroit to compete with foreign imports in the U.S. auto market.

Retro Flight Review: OneJet Plus Kansas City to Pittsburgh Aboard An ERJ  Airline Reporter

Note: We flew OneJet Plus and wrote this piece right before the airline abruptly went belly up. Their “indefinite operational hold” provided no warning to ...

Airline Reporter
Rarest Gremlin in the world headed to auction  MSN Autos

This 1974 AMC Gremlin 401-XR is coming up for auction on bringatrailer.com, and it just might be the collector car buy of the century. Hiding under its unquiet ...

MSN Autos
Five cars that prove automakers and fashion designers make the coolest collabs  Sask News Now

There's an unspoken synergy between the fashion and automotive worlds. The two industries have a lot in common, including an unwavering appreciat.

Sask News Now
Rare Rides: A Very Malaise Datsun 200SX From 1977  The Truth About Cars

Today we step back to 1977, and have a look at the 200SX everybody ignored.

The Truth About Cars
25 Cars That Became Worthless The Second They Left The Dealer  HotCars

This is exactly why buyers should wait a bit of time before purchasing vehicles that just hit the primary market.

Squatters decamp after gremlin grumblings  The Durango Herald

My question may be a touchy one, but I have to ask. Each workday, I travel along Roosa Avenue between U.S. Highway 160 and the Ninth Street Bridge....

The Durango Herald
$200 Gremlin gets powered up | Latest News | wmicentral.com  White Mountain Independent

SHOW LOW — What do you get when you weld together the body and a 1971 AMC Gremlin, a 1996 Dodge diesel truck engine a whole buch of wrenches, a.

White Mountain Independent
Group 19: American Motors’ Secret—Maybe Too Secret—High Performance Parts Program  Hot Rod Network

Group 19 program, named for the section in the AMC parts listings that included high performance, was AMC's extensive performance parts list.

Hot Rod Network
Reader letter: Still looking for stolen Gibson guitar after 44 years  Windsor Star

I attended the University of Windsor in the early 1970s. In 1974 I was living with my wife Nancy in a ground floor apartment on Mill Street, just a few blocks from ...

Windsor Star
The Cummins Repower 2.8L Turbo is Right at Home in This 1977 Gremlin  TruckTrend Network

In just six weeks, this vintage Gremlin was updated with a modern 2.8L Turbo Four from the Cummins Repower Program, then driven on a 2500 mile trip!

TruckTrend Network
25 Things Wrong with Ford Cars We All Choose To Ignore  HotCars

Some people still fanatically support Ford in all their endeavors even with many gleaming problems in their cars.

AMC lives on in Kenosha | News | kenoshanews.com  Kenosha News

It took a lot of fortitude, at the time, to drive a Gremlin or a Pacer.

Kenosha News
Take a Trip Back to 1971 With This Concours-Worthy AMC Gremlin  The Drive

After a full nut-and-bolt rotisserie restoration, it's the closest thing left to a factory-*fresh* example.

The Drive
Sneak Peek: The Roadkill Gremmie is Finally Getting its Hemi!  Hot Rod Network

Roadkill's Gremlin has been on the back burner for a long while, but it's making a comeback and you aren't going to believe what they have in store for it!

Hot Rod Network
Eat your heart out, Elon Musk: Behold these ugly electric cars from Seattle's past  KUOW News and Information

Tesla tried to go mass market last year by starting production on the Model 3 – price tag starting at $35000. It didn't go well.

KUOW News and Information
Junkyard Find: 1971 AMC Gremlin  The Truth About Cars

Once American Motors was absorbed by Chrysler in 1987, after lingering on the ropes for a few years during a series of early-1980s bailouts by Renault (i.e., the ...

The Truth About Cars
How About $4,000 for a 1977 AMC Gremlin X That’ll Lend You A Hand?  Jalopnik

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Gremlin is set up for a previous owner who required a hand throttle and brake. That'd be way interesting to drive, even if you ...

What Makes This 1972 AMC Gremlin Worth $60K? – News  Car and Driver

If you were around in the 1970s and paid attention to cars, there's no doubt you saw AMC Gremlins pretty much everywhere—except examples like this 1972 ...

Car and Driver
8 Vehicles Named After Mythical Creatures  The News Wheel

Here at The News Wheel, we have previously discussed how automakers look to the animal kingdom in search of names to use for their vehicles. Models like ...

The News Wheel
What's the Worst High-Volume Car of This Millennium?  Jalopnik

Once upon a time, it was easy to point at an AMC Gremlin or a Ford Pinto and laugh at how bad they were. They were volume-sellers for sure, but that didn't ...

Jeff Dunham - Puppet Comedian Collects AMC Gremlins  RoadandTrack.com

The AMC Gremlin defines automotive quirkiness. A backsliding American automaker's flailing attempt at making a compact car, the Gremlin was too big to be a ...

Bill picks 10 from the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals  The ClassicCars.com Journal

The 10th annual Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals held in suburban Chicago this past weekend is known as “The Pebble Beach of Muscle Cars,” offering the ...

The ClassicCars.com Journal
1982: VAM still building new AMC Gremlins  Autoweek

The original American Motors Gremlin was built for the 1970 through 1978 model years, then got a heavy restyling and became the 1979-1983 AMC Spirit.

AMC Gremlin Jeff Dunham on Jay Lenos Garage  Autoweek

In an effort to show all kinds of cars, Jay Leno invited comedian, ventriloquist and avid car collector Jeff Dunham to bring some underappreciated gems to the ...

MY CLASSIC CAR: Allen Sells' '72 AMC Gremlin | Galleries | statesville.com  Statesville Record & Landmark

ALLEN SELLS: It's a 1972 304 V8 Gremlin, which was the first year for the V8. It's a tribute car to all the drivers of the famous 26 Clarence's Steakhouse car ...

Statesville Record & Landmark
AMC Gremlins salute Jeffery Elementary School Gremlins | Local News  Kenosha News

Some 20 vintage AMC Gremlins drove in a colorful procession Friday from Kennedy Park on the city's lakefront southwest to Jeffery Elementary School.

Kenosha News
The Lasting Power of Ugly: The AMC Gremlin Los Angeles Magazine  LA Magazine

The AMC Gremlin, a fast and colorful Jolly Rancher of a car, was the result of reduced gasoline supplies in the late 1960s (which played a role in the 1973 oil ...

LA Magazine
The Ringbrothers 1972 AMC Javelin AMX Is a 1,036-HP Blast From the Delirious Past  The Drive

Some cars never get their due. The tincture of time may turn everything into a classic one day, but there are still those that will forever be the ugly ducklings of the ...

The Drive
The AMC Gremlin Is Cheap, Real Cheap  Jalopnik

The AMC Gremlin is world renowned as one of the most hilariously awkward cars of all time, but in a way that's kind of endearing. What was especially ...

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is devilish in an AMC Gremlin  USA TODAY

The devil is used to driving the finest cars in movies. Not so in Daniel Radcliffe's Horns. The horned fellow has to drive a beat-up old orange AMC Gremlin in the ...

From the Nash Statesman to the AMC Gremlin: 40 years of the Weather Eye  Autoweek

Car companies sometimes love their catchy names for features so much that they stick with them for decades beyond relevance. Pontiac, for example, sold ...

Richard Teague: American Automobile Design’s Unsung Hero  Motor1.com

In a life pockmarked with incident, Teague overcame numerous obstacles to style some of the most easily recognizable cars ever to emerge from North America.

1975 AMC Gremlin "Tested" on Ignition (W/Video)  Motor Trend

On this week's episode of Ignition, we celebrate the 45th anniversary of an iconic piece of American automotive history, the AMC Gremlin. Despite its peculiar ...

Motor Trend
Goodguys 21st Colorado Nationals car show  The Coloradoan

Howard Short gets a closer look at Darrell Haner's classic Chevy during the Goodguys 21st Colorado Nationals at The Ranch on Friday, September 7, 2018.

The Coloradoan
The AMC Gremlins Ride Again  Wall Street Journal

Brian Moyer, 60, an auto-collision technician from Reinholds, Pa., on his AMC Gremlins, as told to A.J. Baime. People collect all kinds of things. I collect Gremlins ...

Wall Street Journal
Check out all the cars and competitors headed to the 2018 Empire Hill Climb  autoweek.com

With the 2018 Empire Hill Climb (presented by Autoweek) just around the corner, we've got a clear look at the event's 40 confirmed entrants -- and from a 1964 ...

The Best Bad Cars of Pebble Beach Weekend  Motor Trend

If you listen closely, you can hear the rust creeping through the body panels, forming a Jackson Pollock interpretation of hoods and fenders. You can smell the ...

Motor Trend
Did Child Killer case focus on wrong car?  WXYZ Detroit

It is one of the most notorious unsolved crimes in the country: the Oakland County Child Killer case. Its also a case that most people associate with a certain car: ...

WXYZ Detroit
From AMC Gremlin to Ferrari F50 GT, the latest Forza Horizon 3 car pack is a mixed bag - Autoblog  Autoblog

A bizarre collection of cars are featured in the Mountain Dew car pack for Forza Horizon 3. It includes flops such as the Dodge Dart and AMC Gremlin.

Buried Blue Gremlin Could Lead To Arrest Of Child Serial Killer  Jalopnik

Construction workers in Michigan have potentially blown the Oakland County Child Killer case wide open after unearthing a blue AMC Gremlin while they were ...

Stand-Out Parts, Vehicles and Diesel Swaps from Scheid Diesel Extravaganza 2018  Driving Line

Despite its three-day duration, with hundreds of competition, show-ready and hot-running daily driven diesels present, it's hard to take everything in at the Scheid ...

Driving Line
Race-ready Gremlin began as a mild-mannered soul  Chicago Daily Herald

Mark Greenisen of Slinger, Wisconsin, remembers American Motor Corp.'s Gremlin well. He has fond memories cruising around in one with a high-school buddy ...

Chicago Daily Herald
Should I Buy This Barn Find 1968 AMC Javelin SST?  The Drive

Discover whether this Barn Find Javelin is worth the investment.

The Drive
1974: Mazda RX-4's warranty second only to Rolls-Royce  autoweek.com

Mazda sold quite a range of Wankel-powered cars in North America during the 1970s, starting with the RX-2 in 1970; by 1979, though, only the RX-7 carried the ...

'Forza Horizon 4' Release Date And Complete Car List Revealed  Forbes

Forza Horizon 4 is coming in October and the list of vehicles is staggering.

Driving the 1,000-HP Ringbrothers AMC Javelin: Speak Loudly and Carry a Hellcat-Powered Stick  The Drive

"When we get back down to the coast, I'm going to have to, you know, send it," I said to the Ringbrothers employee sitting shotgun as we prowled the mountains ...

The Drive
The Empire Hill Climb: Past, present and future  autoweek.com

Jason Schumer was hard into his second run at the 2018 Empire Hill Climb, pointed toward turn 3 in his 1995 Nissan 240SX, when he got something wrong.

The 10 Strangest Special-Edition Cars  Automobile

Every once in a while, a manufacturer will team up with another brand to produce a special edition tie-in model. Here are the 10 strangest special-edition cars ...

Concours d'LeMons once again turns rust and ridicule into an art form  The ClassicCars.com Journal

The worst vehicles imaginable gather at Concors d'LeMons for a hilarious break from the overall grandeur of Monterey Car Week.

The ClassicCars.com Journal
What modern cars can learn from the ugly AMC Gremlin  Driving

Say what you will about AMC's infamous Gremlin, it's now a revered collectible. And that says a lot about the bland state of cars today, doesn't it?

Motorsports Quick Shots: Ambrosini, Schubert enter wheelstand  Rockford Register Star

Two fan favorites will return to compete in the 24th annual World Power Wheelstanding Championships on Sunday at Byron Dragway.Seven-time champ Brian ...

Rockford Register Star
Shark attack: Experiences of doom in everyday life | Ledger Independent  Ledger Independent

Mention sharks in Hollywood, agents come to mind. Or starlets. Heck, it could be anybody. In the real world, you probably think of an unstoppable eating ...

Ledger Independent
Timeline - History of automaking in Kenosha | Local News  Kenosha News

Here is a list of some of the major developments in automobile history in Kenosha:

Kenosha News
Kenosha celebrates automotive heritage with AMC Homecoming  Classic Car News

The AMC Homecoming is a bittersweet reunion recalling when Kenosha, Wisconsin, was an auto manufacturing center.

Classic Car News
Is this AMC Matador Really Worth $250,000?  The Drive

A well-kept 1974 American Motors Matador Brougham coupe is for sale on eBay with the whopping Buy It Now price of $250,000. These mid-sizers are among ...

The Drive
Craigslist Find! Abandoned 1970 Gremlin Drag Car  Hot Rod Network

Craigslist Free, for those who don't know, is the real wild west of Craigslist sections. Through the free mattresses, refrigerators, and garage sale leftovers, you ...

Hot Rod Network
There Are Way Better Cars In Brooklyn Than You Think  Jalopnik

The glory days of hipster Williamsburg are long gone, the Manhattan money having moved in years ago. But the old cars are still hanging around the Brooklyn ...

Rare Rides: The 1978 AMC Matador, Baroque and Barcelona  The Truth About Cars

The Rare Rides series has previously featured a couple of AMC products. First up was the unique and stylish Eagle Sundancer, followed up by the Van concept ...

The Truth About Cars
Autoweek in review: Everything you missed 3-26 to 3-30  autoweek.com

Autoweek in review is where we bring you the biggest stories in the car world that you might have missed this week. Whether you were actually getting some ...

25 Domestic Muscle Cars That We Aren't Too Proud Of  HotCars

We have all heard the raucous glory of the classic domestic muscle car - the raw, thunderous roar of an old late-60s brute preparing to charge. These cars not ...

Here Is Your Official Forza Horizon 4 Car List  Jalopnik

You will probably never be a billionaire with zero accountability who can hoon around the United Kingdom, hopping from a Rally Fighter to a Subaru WRX STI to ...

Better Buy: Frontier Communications Corporation vs. Verizon  The Motley Fool

One has followed a solid path of success, while the other has not.

The Motley Fool
'Forza Horizon 4' car list revealed  autoweek.com

After teasing fans over the past week, Microsoft has unveiled the (almost) full car list for the next iteration of the Forza racing series. Forza Horizon 4 will ...

This is the Ringbrothers Hellcat-Powered AMC Javelin  The Drive

This AMC Javelin named 'Defiant!' has more than 1000 horses of Hellcat power.

The Drive
Riders You Should Know: Rollin "Molly" Sanders  RideApart

Rollin "Molly" Sanders started out painting choppers and race cars but became an art and style genius consulting with car and bike companies worldwide.

Seven Standouts from RM Sotheby’s Upcoming 2018 Auburn Sale  Automobile

We picked our seven favorite affordable (and not so affordable) classics from RM Sotheby's upcoming 2018 Auburn sale in Indiana.

The Worst Lemon Ever Built  RoadandTrack.com

The Renault Alliance even made the Gremlin look like a star.

Review: 'Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee' brings the laughs with a simple format  Arizona Daily Sun

Jerry Seinfeld, after the residual success of Seinfeld, can do whatever he wants now. So he's doing a show that combines two things he really loves: cars and ...

Arizona Daily Sun
St. Charles performance car specialist is one of the people behind annual Rosemont muscle car show  Chicago Tribune

Stefano Bimbi, owner of Nickey Performance in St. Charles, is one of the organizers of this weekend's Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals in Rosemont.

Chicago Tribune
Seinfeld laments AMC Gremlin with hilarious Jon Stewart  Autoblog

Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee is back, and this time, it's combined one of the dreariest cars in history with one of our favorite "news anchors." Yes, it's Jon ...

Feature Flick: Toyota Prius Faces an AMC Gremlin, And a Tank  Automobile Magazine

A high-mileage Toyota Prius faces Freiburger's 1975 AMC Gremlin, and it's ultimate fate on this episode of Roadkill.

Automobile Magazine
The 10 Worst Cars of All Time  The Drive

A true hater's guide to the least loved cars ever made.

The Drive
The 2019 Mazda 3 Hatch's Rear Visibility Is Precisely as Bad as You Think It Is  Jalopnik

When the 2019 Mazda 3 officially dropped earlier this week, we fell for its pretty face immediately, the fact that it will be offered with a manual and have all-wheel ...

20 Cars People Definitely Regret Buying At Auctions  HotCars

Let's take a look at the 20 worst cars people actually bought at auctions!

Getting Funky With A Gremlin Gasser  Speedhunters

In the early 1970s, the American automotive landscape began to change in a big way. Gasoline was scarce and a wave of fuel efficient subcompact cars from ...

Rare Rides: The First-ever Crossover, a 1987 AMC Eagle Wagon  The Truth About Cars

Back in 1980, AMC produced what is generally considered the first modern crossover vehicle. This excellent example of the type is up for sale presently.

The Truth About Cars
Poll Reveals Most Sinister Car Names, Just In Time For Halloween  Carscoops

After polling its team of editors and analysts, HPI has revealed a Top 13 list of cars with some pretty creepy, or at least mildly sinister or intrusive names.

1953 GM Firebird 1 XP-21: A Look At The Crazy Jet-Inspired Concept  HotCars

Back in the 1950s, GM was working on some interesting car concepts, mainly the Firebird 1 XP-21, inspired by aircraft of the time.

Fans of defunct American Motors set to converge on Gettysburg | CPBJ  Central Penn Business Journal

American Motors Corp. made cars with some of the coolest names in the auto industry: Rambler, Gremlin, Hornet, Matador.

Central Penn Business Journal
Vintage Automobiles Fill Greater Palm Springs Streets  Palm Springs Life

Life in Greater Palm Springs would pretty much stand still, or at least slow to a walking pace, if not for the automobiles that cruise its streets. But the car scene ...

Palm Springs Life
Come see the 2018 Empire Hill Climb with Autoweek!  autoweek.com

The 2018 Empire Hill Climb goes off Sept. 15 in coastal Northern Michigan, and Autoweek will be there in force as the presenting sponsor. The half-mile route up ...

Lt. Col. returns from duty in Africa to find car towed, sold  Sun Sentinel

When Alexzandria Kelly departed for active military duty in the Horn of Africa last year, she left her "pet'' at home: A 1972 AMC Gremlin, a classic car her father ...

Sun Sentinel
Gremlins director Joe Dante still has a few Gizmo puppets hanging out in his garage [Fandom Files #61]  SYFY WIRE

Legend Joe Dante, who had two projects this past weekend at the New York Horror Film Festival, looks back on some of his childhood favorites and how they ...

Anatomy Of A Gremlin  Jalopnik

Welcome to Paper Jam, a new feature where we highlight the best automotive advertisements from the past! Print might be nearly dead, but our scanners are ...

The AMC Pacer Used In Wayne's World Sold for $37,400  RoadandTrack.com

James Bond's Aston Martins are fine, but honestly, they don't hold a candle to this, the actual AMC Pacer used in Wayne's World. It just sold for $37,400, and I'm ...

The Worst Car Ever  Hot Rod Network

During Motor Mega Week, Discovery Channel is bringing all kinds of automotive *content* to their audience. They are even roasting some of the Worst Car Ever.

Hot Rod Network
Jerry Seinfeld and Jon Stewart bully an AMC Gremlin  Driving

In a bit of a departure for his web show, Jerry Seinfeld's latest Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee doesn't feature a cool, vintage car. Instead, it features an AMC ...

You’ll never guess how much the ‘Wayne’s World’ AMC Pacer sold for  Digital Trends

The 1976 AMC Pacer from Wayne's World sold at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Last Vegas, selling for an unprecedented amount for a car like this.

Digital Trends
Group 19 Factory Speed Parts Highlight Original-Owner 1969 AMC SC/Rambler  Hot Rod Network

Original owner Jim Mckee purchased this 1969 AMC SC/Rambler straight out of high school fitted with period-correct Group 19 factory speed parts.

Hot Rod Network
Gremlin Electric died with its namesake car  Times Record News

Inventor 'Cotton' Whatley's invention might have succeeded, but he bet on the wrong car.

Times Record News
20 Little Details Behind The Making Of Gremlins  Screen Rant

Gremlins wouldn't have been much of a movie had Billy followed all of the rules.

Screen Rant

AMC Gremlin Videos

1976 AMC Gremlin: Regular Car Reviews
1976 AMC Gremlin: Regular Car Reviews
Jeff Dunham's AMC Gremlins - Jay Leno's Garage
Jeff Dunham's AMC Gremlins - Jay Leno's Garage
1975 AMC Gremlin: The Legend Revisited! - Ignition Ep. 129
1975 AMC Gremlin: The Legend Revisited! - Ignition Ep. 129
Driving an AMC Gremlin for the First Time
Driving an AMC Gremlin for the First Time
1970 AMC Gremlin Dealer Promo Film
1970 AMC Gremlin Dealer Promo Film
1973 AMC Gremlin X Rescue
1973 AMC Gremlin X Rescue
1972 AMC GREMLIN X 304 Muscle Car Of The Week Episode #285
1972 AMC GREMLIN X 304 Muscle Car Of The Week Episode #285
1973 AMC Gremlin
1973 AMC Gremlin
1977 AMC Gremlin For Sale
1977 AMC Gremlin For Sale
Abandoned AMC Gremlin. Legendary American car. USA vehicles
Abandoned AMC Gremlin. Legendary American car. USA vehicles

AMC Gremlin Images

1974 AMC Gremlin X – AMT Ertl | Rays Kits
1974 AMC Gremlin X – AMT Ertl | Rays Kits
Mark Greenisen’s 1974 Gremlin Is a Bright-Green, Cone ...
Mark Greenisen’s 1974 Gremlin Is a Bright-Green, Cone ...
1972 AMC Gremlin X - YouTube
1972 AMC Gremlin X - YouTube
1974 AMC Gremlin
1974 AMC Gremlin
These seats are in a 77 Gremlin. Would it be wrong to ...
These seats are in a 77 Gremlin. Would it be wrong to ...
Economy-Car Madness! 10 Classic Ads Featuring Affordable ...
Economy-Car Madness! 10 Classic Ads Featuring Affordable ...
Cheapest Cars 1972 The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide®
Cheapest Cars 1972 The Daily Drive | Consumer Guide®
Color-coded advertising: Blue | Ran When Parked
Color-coded advertising: Blue | Ran When Parked

AMC Gremlin WebSites

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AMC Gremlin Wiki

The AMC Gremlin (also American Motors Gremlin ) is an American subcompact automobile introduced in 1970, manufactured and marketed in a single, two-door body style in America (1970-1978) by American Motors Corporation (AMC) — as well as in Mexico (1974-1978) by AMC's Vehículos Automotores Mexicanos (VAM) subsidiary.Featuring a shortened Hornet platform and bodywork with a pronounced, almost vertical tail, the Gremlin was classified as an economy car by 1970s U.S. standards and competed with the Chevrolet Vega and Ford Pinto, as well as imported cars that included the Volkswagen Beetle and Toyota Corolla. The small domestic automaker marketed the Gremlin as "the first American-built import".The Gremlin reached a total production of 671,475 over a single generation — and was superseded by a (thoroughly) restyled variant, the AMC Spirit.