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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