SHOW QUALITY, CUSTOM SLEEPER, STRONG 401 V8, 400+ HP, ONLY 300 MILES, NICE CAR!
This 1974 AMC Gremlin is a true demon. The shape might be of an unassuming hatchback, but its been give some amazing paint and a seriously upgraded 400 hp V8 that will keep you chuckling like, well, a gremlin.
Deep down we all love the look of AMC's Gremlin. This unique style came from the company's need for a subcompact car, but they didn't have the money for a new platform. So they took a larger Hornet and cut against the grain. It gives this car a very dramatic appearance with a long hood and reverse rear deck that was distinctive when new, and now has matured into a truly iconic shape. From a functional side it meant a small car that did not feel at all compact on the road. But this example has been specially built to show you that not all Gremlins live the sedate suburban life. It starts with the Light Pine Green Metallic paint that almost looks like it could be a 1970s color until the sunlight hits it. When parked on a car show lawn everyone will start to see deeper tones of precarious metals reflecting in the glossy paintwork. This one has been given a mean forward-leaning stance that emphasizes the dramatic rear cut of this car. Plus, you know there's something special about this one because no economy car can wear iconic American Racing Torq Thrust alloy wheels.
Inside is a nice mix of vintage and modern. The high back bucket seats look great, and the black vinyl looks fresh enough to coordinate with the new carpets, door panels, and headliner. You even get the convenience of heater/defrost controls and an upgraded AM/FM radio. But you know this is a true driver's car when you slip into the driver's seat, and you're greeted by a Grant GT sports steering wheel. A fun touch is the cool original gauge package, but much more is needed in a custom build like this one. That's why there's a larger aftermarket tachometer mounted to the steering column and a full set of auxiliary readouts that are just ahead of the Hurst T-bar shifter.
But the best upgrade of all is under the hood. You could get a V8 in a Gremlin from the factory, but nothing close to this. It's an AMC 401 cubic-inch motor (if you're a true Gremlin fan, you'll compare it to a Randall 401-XR,) and that's just the beginning of the upgrades. This motor was professionally constructed around 300 miles ago by Wolf Engines in Steger, Ill. The balanced and blueprinted motor includes TRW pistons, AMC dogleg-type heads with AMX SS valves, and a full Lunati package with cam, lifters, springs, and roller rockers. It's topped with a Holley Street Avenger 750 CFM carburetor and Offenhauser intake. This monster motor exhales deeply through competition long tube headers on its way to the 3" dual exhaust. You better believe this Gremlin makes one wicked sound, and more importantly, the full package produces around 400 horsepower. The power reliably gets to the ground thanks to a Torqueflite three-speed automatic transmission that sends power to a 12-bolt limited-slip rear end. This has a higher gear setup that helps emphasize top speed. So if all these motor upgrades have you salivating for quarter-mile times, you might just want to use some of the substantial savings in this AMC to swap rear ends for a lower gear ratio. Control is well in hand thanks to front disc brakes and wide BF Goodrich tires at all four corners.
This Gremlin has been upgraded to a demon of a machine (and we have plenty of receipts to prove it.) But what's really amazing is that the whole package is at a darling of a price. Call today!!!
- AM/FM Radio
- Vinyl Interior
- Front Disc Brakes
- Seatbelts (Front)
- Seatbelts (Rear)
- Exterior Color
- Light Pine Green Metallic
- Interior Color
- Transmission Spec
- A727 Torqueflite
- Rear End
- 12 Bolt
- Front Brakes
- Rear Brakes
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