1978 AMC Gremlin 232 from North America
Fun little collectors car. Too rare for a daily driver
Mechanically the car is great. Very few problems. Mechanical parts are easy to find.
Rust. What 70's cars didn't have it. Body parts are hard to find. Since they were cheap most found there way to the crusher. Reproduction parts for most AMC's don't exist.
Interior again the car was cheap. What do you expect.
If you would have told me in 1980 that I would be taking this car to car shows 30 years later, I would told you that you were crazy, but that is where the Gremlin can be found every weekend, weather permitting.
Don't expect expect the guy in the 57 Chevy and the 65 Mustang that is parked next to you to be too excited, but the public that come to the shows will be. 95% of the population owned one or their best friend did.
While the Gremlin X's are the best ones to own, any Gremlin is a collectors items. If you find one that has a good body, buy it, take it to shows. You will be noticed and you will have fun, but you better have a sense of humour because they will laugh at your baby. Real men drive Gremlins.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2009
10th Aug 2009, 06:55
If "95% of the population owned one or their best friend did"
The Gremlin would have been the best selling car of all time, and AMC would still be around.
Neither is the case.
10th Aug 2009, 12:17
I had a new Gremlin X 304, and now drive a Vette C5. I like AMC AMX 390 2 seaters as well then and now. The only other American 2 seaters like Vettes in the past. AMC Machines and the Mark Donahue Javelin are ones I would like to have one today with my cars.