Monday, October 21, 2019

V8 Swapped: 1971 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....and not just because it is a factory X-Package car, but also because it features a modified V8 and a cool yellow paint scheme.  Find this 1971 AMC Gremlin X offered for $16,000 in Corona, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

1971 Gremlin X
VIN: A1A465A211652
condition: excellent
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 74265
paint color: yellow
size: compact
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: hatchback
Mileage: 74000 on car / 400 miles since restoration
Engine: 1985 Ford 5.0 400 miles since rebuild, mild cam, upgrade intake, MSD ignition, Holly 625 CFM Carb, dual exhaust, headers
Body: Rust free Nevada car. Car weighs about 2500 #
Wheels and Tires: New Tork Thrust D 15x8 and new BFG TA Radials 255 60 R 15
Front disc brakes and rear drum
New KYB shocks, new front end and rear sway bar
Factory A/C with upgraded compressor
Fold down rear seat
MP3 Stereo
New paint with Gremlin X graphics, New interior
Very rare all trim items intact
full documentation, receipts, manuals, and books included.
Clean Ca. title in hand


Asking $16,000 OBO 

See a better way to drive a Gremlin?


  1. All that work and blue floor mats............. :)

  2. Yup AMC 390-401 but harder to find and more money to build from scratch 5.0 are plentiful.

  3. You had me at whizzer cone door speakers...


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