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 15×8 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 

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