(Click on any photo for a larger version.)
This is a promo piece for the Gremlin at it's
introduction. Note the license plate -- "1970 1/2".
This advertisement appeared in the
May 1973 issue of Popular Science magazine.
A 1976 Gremlin.
An advertisement for the Gremlin GT from 1978.
Fewer than 2,000 of these models were made.
American Motor Company (AMC) built the Gremlin between 1970
and 1978. More than 670,000 were produced.
|| In April Gremlin introduced two basic models, a two-seater
and a four-seater hatchback
six cylinder, 199 in3 128 hp
six cylinder, 232 in3 145 hp
Click here to read an
article about the introduction of the Gremlin, from the April 1970
issue of Popular Mechanics.
|| Two-seater retired this year
199 in3 engine no longer available
six cylinder, 258 in3, 150 hp available
"X" package introduced
six cylinder, 232 in3 rated at 100 hp
six cylinder, 252 in3 rated at 110 hp
eight cylinder, 304 in3, 150 hp available
Automatic transmission changed to Chrysler "Torque Command"
|| Front bumper larger and mounted on telescoping struts |
Levi's trim package introduced
Redesigned back seat with (a little) more room
|| New grille and front bumper. |
Rear bumper was put on telescoping struts.
"Rallye-X" package added a tachometer, oil pressure and ammeter gauges.
|| Electronic ignition standard on all models,
although this was not entirely trouble-free. |
Catalytic converter introduced.
|| Redesigned grille and headlight assembly. |
The eight-cylinder 304 in3 V8 engine option was dropped during
the production year.
|| Major restyling: front end shortened, larger
glass hatch, larger tail lights. Gas cap moved to behind the
license plate. |
A four-cylinder 2 liter engine available.
|| Final year of Gremlin production. |
New dashboard design.
"GT" package available with front spoiler and fender flares,
as well as other items.
1973 AMC Technical Service Manual