The AMC Gremlin Is Cheap, Real Cheap

The AMC Gremlin is world renowned as one of the most hilariously awkward cars of all time, but in a way that's kind of endearing. What was especially endearing when it first went on sale was its low-low selling price of only $1,879. That's only $11,108 to us future people, and that's a nice price. » 9/14/13 9:00am 9/14/13 9:00am

Buried Blue Gremlin Could Lead To Arrest Of Child Serial Killer

Construction workers in Michigan have potentially blown the Oakland County Child Killer case wide open after unearthing a blue AMC Gremlin while they were digging out a basement in a subdivision. The serial killer was suspected to have driven a car matching that description during his spree in the late 1970s. » 8/20/13 2:44pm 8/20/13 2:44pm

A Pantload Of Jeans-Themed Cars On The Anniversary Of Levi's Patent

Today in 1873 Levi Strauss patented copper-riveted canvas pants. Eventually switching to blue denim, those tough pants became the jeans we all wear all the damn time. Jeans have also been oddly influential for cars, with several cars sporting jeans-based themes, even to this day. » 5/20/13 5:10pm 5/20/13 5:10pm

Happy 40th Birthday, AMC Gremlin

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the AMC Gremlin's unveil to the public. Later, everyone would realize the "first American-built import" with a base price of $1,900 was actually the funniest automotive April Fool's Day joke in history. » 4/01/10 2:00pm 4/01/10 2:00pm

Brava, Gremlin, Trio Of Air-Cooled VWs Gird For Next Weekend's Battle:…

Remember the Fiat Brava? Those lucky enough to be at the Yeehaw It's Texas 24 Hours Of LeMons will get to see a Brava take on a Karmann-Ghia, an AMC Gremlin, and a VW Fastback! » 10/17/09 10:30am 10/17/09 10:30am

KV Mini, Towed 1,000 Miles Behind MGB, Takes Worst Of Show At Concours…

We couldn't cover the first-ever Concours d'LeMons in Monterey last weekend, because Jalopnik's entire West Coast Bureau (me) was busy covering some dumb race in Merle Haggard country. No problem, though- we've got photos aplenty! » 8/22/09 4:00pm 8/22/09 4:00pm

AMC's Awesome Malaise Compacts

When we told you about the possibility of a new Chevy-branded compact car yesterday, the howls of lamentation quickly followed, as long-repressed memories of awful bowtie-badged compacts bubbled back into consciousness. But if you think those old Chevettes, Toyota-based Novas, and Citations were bad, you're forgetting… » 6/03/08 1:15pm 6/03/08 1:15pm

PCH, Six-Banger Kenosha Malaise Edition: Spirit or Gremlin?

With today's Engine of the Day being the AMC inline six, it seemed only good and proper that we have a Choose Your Eternity dilemma featuring a pair of vehicles powered by that fine powerplant. It's also good to have a couple of American cars, which I really can't use very often in this series because the stuff out of… » 4/24/08 5:20pm 4/24/08 5:20pm