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

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

Gremlin X Marks the Spot for $4,600!

The letter X used to connote many things — a hillbilly's signature, movies with full-frontal nudity, or the location of pirate booty. Today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has an AMC X that also was best known for its booty. » 11/12/09 7:30am 11/12/09 7:30am

Timelapse Video Of Yeehaw It's Texas 24 Hours Of LeMons

The BumperCam™ timelapse video of the Lamest Day LeMons BS Inspection was so much fun that I decided to set up the camera for yesterday's inspection in Texas. » 10/24/09 3:00am 10/24/09 3:00am

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

52 Low-Mile AMCs To Go Under The Gavel, We Stagger Back In Awe

How would you like to own a totally original 1,718-mile 1980 Pacer? Perhaps a 1970 Rebel Machine 390? Or even- are you sitting down?- the coveted Gucci Edition 1973 Hornet wagon? » 3/07/09 3:30pm 3/07/09 3:30pm

Formula Junior BMW To Be Brought Back To Life By Restorer Of Eddie…

In addition to fixing celebrity-bashed Enzos and running a pair of Neons at LeMons Texas, Matt Groner also has this seriously cool vintage-racer BMW project. It's a race car built in the early 60s, based on a BMW 600 chassis, powered by a motorcycle engine, and set up for Formula Junior racing. Allegedly, the thing is… » 12/05/08 1:30pm 12/05/08 1:30pm

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

Time Magazine: We Gotcher 50 Worst Cars Of All Time!


Since we don't really consider Time Magazine the definitive source for things automotive, we aren't surprised at the wrongness of some of their (well, actually Pulitzer-winning writer Dan Neil's) choices. The Model T? The Fuller Dymaxion? The '71 Imperial? There's something to piss off all of us here, though… » 9/10/07 10:30am 9/10/07 10:30am

Project Car Hell: 510 Wagon Or Famous Gremlin?

Yesterday, we had our closest Choose Your Eternity poll yet, with the '58 Rambler just barely edging out the Buick-chassis '54 Packard by a couple of percentage points. Today we've decided to take a break from the 50s stuff and look at a couple of low-cost-of-admission project cars hailing from the Malaise Era.
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Required Gremlin Gear: The Penthouse Sleeper

Consider yourself warned: Stay away from Arcticboy's AMC website! You will be sucked into a vortex of AMCness from which escape is impossible, and you will emerge hours or days later, blinking as though in unaccustomed daylight and unable to tolerate a life sorely lacking in Hornets, Matadors, or Gremlins. And even… » 3/06/07 10:22am 3/06/07 10:22am

Classic Ad Watch: Even Better Than A Pinto, And $104 Cheaper!

Bucket seats... 6-cylinder engine... a wide hatch... back in '77, the choice was clear: Gremlin ber Pinto! But what about the Bobcat? » 2/27/07 2:10pm 2/27/07 2:10pm

Crazed Gremlin!

While the AMC Gremlin in stock form beat Ford Pinto with two extra cylinders under the hood, no one beats Wisconsin's own Brian Ambrosini when it comes to wheelstanding Gremlin mayhem. Mr. Ambrosini reminds us that while turbochargers are bitchen, sometimes there is no replacement for displacement. A little nitrous… » 2/23/07 3:22pm 2/23/07 3:22pm

Turbo Gremlin!

Back in late 1970, Clarence Milstead purchased a 1971 AMC Gremlin. As time went on, he began tinkering with the six-cylinder Kammback hatch until the fateful day he saw an XR4Ti in a junkyard, yanked its turbocharger and plumbed it in, using a carburetor bonnet scavenged from a Mitsubishi-built Chrylser Hemi… » 2/21/07 5:00pm 2/21/07 5:00pm

Rumble Seats, No Running Boards: The Gremlinamino!

There may be no vehicle more classical Northern Contra Costa/Southern Solano than this, even if it is actually from Kenosha. It reminds us of an old Aaron Cometbus-penned Cleveland Bound Death Sentence anthem that goes, "What about the nights drinking down at Passout/Tasha found a hundred dollars laying on the… » 6/15/06 2:02am 6/15/06 2:02am

The Kids of Today Should Defend Themselves Against the '70s: AMC's…

We were born in 1975, which meant that as a small child AMC's then- current lineup seemed interesting and futuristic to us. We also remember thinking Porsche 914s were strange-looking, yet kind of cool. Now generally remembered as the nadir of automotive design (along with the Vega, Pinto and Aspen/Volar twins), we… » 8/16/05 12:17pm 8/16/05 12:17pm