Saturday, May 13, 2017

Levi's Package: 1975 AMC Gremlin X

The AMC Gremlin was a little subcompact econobox built and sold during the height of the 70s fuel & emissions crisis -- so it has as excuse to be as terrible as something like a Nancy Sinatra karaoke night, dental work without novocaine, or a Ford Mustang II. But this next Gremlin might just have that "X-factor" to make it just odd enough to be cool. Find this 1975 AMC Gremlin X Levi's Edition offered for $8995 in Monroe, WA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

The Gremlin was good enough to be owned/driven by both Bill Clinton and George W Bush in their younger years, but times have changed.  A few years ago driving a Gremlin told the world that you were poor, but drive a Gremlin today and you are quirky.

The optional Levi's interior for the Gremlin looks cool and sounds like a great idea for longevity, until you learn that it was actually made from spun nylon instead of cotton due to NHTSA fire regulations.  

 A close up shows that it does indeed look like Jeans and those little brass rivets are going to remind you that metal conducts heat extremely well on summer days.

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  1. Those must have been sad times at American Motors.... But where did you dig out that surprising gem that both Clinton and The Shrub drove Gremlins?

    1. "Sad times at American Motors," as opposed to...?

  2. Man this is one sorry a-- excuse for a car. That both Clinton and Bush owned one as you stated, explains a lot.


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