1973 AMC Gremlin 27832 Miles Yellow Hatchback 401 V8 3 Speed Automatic

Price: US $22,995.00 Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: AMC
  • Model: Gremlin
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: --
  • Year: 1973
  • Mileage: 27,832
  • VIN: A3C465A257481
  • Color: Yellow
  • Engine size: 401 V8
  • Power options: --
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive type: --
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: --
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1973 AMC Gremlin --

It's arguably the most unique model ever created by a company that made a name for itself by defying the existing design conventions of its time and built cars that bore almost no resemblance to any others on the road. This 1973 AMC Gremlin is as fitting a representative for its manufacturer's bold approach as any you'll come across and it's equipped with serious power that makes it a blast to drive. There wasn't another car anything like it when... it was first released and, because you see so few Gremlins on the road, when you come across one face to face, its uniqueness is only amplified. From the forward-inclined front fascia to the nearly vertical hatch in back, it will stand out in any crowd. 45 years after it first debuted, it greets the present clad in sharp yellow paint punctuated by black stripes across its sides and taillight panel - a signature AMC paint scheme - and it has a decidedly vital look. The yellow backdrop has a nice, even color to it, with no major issues, and those black accents still have their sharp edges. The stresses of the years haven't knocked anything off kilter, either - it's well aligned, with flush fitting body panels and doors that still open and close smoothly. The roof mounted luggage rack sports clean chrome and the seldom-encountered manual sunroof opens easily and seals securely. To climb inside and take your position in the driver's seat is to take a trip back in time. AMC turned out some pretty distinctive yet stylish interiors in their day and the one here is no exception. The high- backed factory buckets show some wear, but they've held their shape well and are plenty comfortable in their present state. Clean black carpeting runs underneath the seating, a nice, tight headliner looms above, and a uniquely tapered center console sits between the buckets, putting the manual-styled automatic shifter within easy reach and featuring a set of aftermarket gauges to keep a read on motoring functions. An AM/FM/Cassette stereo sits front and center in the dash to offer up era-appropriate audio options. A look in back will reveal that the bench seat sits securely in place - while its back support is missing, it's not the most involved of tasks to install one, or you could have the option of holding onto additional storage space that joins what's below the hatch. A smile is pretty much guaranteed when you raise the hood and see what's inside. A 401 cubic inch engine sits between the shock towers in the very tidy engine compartment and fits surprisingly well. Gremlins were configured with a surprising amount of space under the hood, and while some did roll off the line with V8s on board, the big block on display here represented an upper crust, special edition powerplant for the model. Armed with an Edelbrock 4-barrel carb and intake for even more added power, it packs the punch to make this lightweight car a rocket on wheels and pairs with a 3-speed automatic transmission. Chrome valve covers add to the look inside while a pair of headers reduce exhaust backpressure for added performance. Smooth power steering makes this unique AMC nameplate a nimble handler, while disc brakes up front provide fade-resistant stops as it cruises the asphalt on its American Racing wheels - 14" in front and 15" in back - outfitted with Cooper Classic Radial GT tires. You don't see many of its kind on the road anymore and with its powerful drivetrain, this 1973 AMC Gremlin isn't just a conversation piece, but a fun-filled driver, as well. Call today!