1976 AMC Gremlin, V-8

1976 AMC Gremlin, V-8

GREMLIN — SERIES 40 — SIX/V-8 — Introduced with considerable sales success during 1970 as the first American-made subcompact, the sawed-off Gremlin entered 1976 wearing a new grille. A horizontal crossbar stood between (and surrounded) round amber parking lights. Originally created by chopping 17 inches off the Hornet design, it remained the only domestic sub-compact without a four-cylinder engine. Standard engine was a 232 cubic-inch six with three-speed column shift; a 258 six and 304 V-8 were optional. More distinctive than most small cars, with a design not universally loved, Gremlin gained refinements through its early years but few major changes in its single two-door body style. From the ‘B’ pillar forward, it's essentially a Hornet, but with a flat hatchback that almost looks like a real hatch. Standard equipment included 6.45 × 14 blackwall tires, foam-cushioned seats, front ashtray, ...

 

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