1977 AMC Gremlin, V-8

1977 AMC Gremlin, V-8

GREMLIN — SERIES 40 — FOUR/SIX — Gremlin entered the 1977 model year wearing a new grille, bumper and front end sheet metal, enlarged tail-lights, plus a bigger all-glass rear lift window — the first body restyle since the subcompact's 1970 debut. Though four inches shorter than before, with increased rear glass area, Gremlin's basic (and distinctive) appearance was essentially unchanged. The length loss came from reducing the car's front overhang. Rectangular parking lights were inset within the new slanted, four-row eggcrate grille. Optional front bumper guards sat farther apart than before, while horizontal amber markers stood at the forward end of the front fenders. The ‘Gremlin’ nameplate no longer stood on the front of the hood bulge. But the biggest change didn't come until February 1977, when the four-cylinder 121 cu. in. engine, recently acquired from Volkswagen, was o ...

 

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