I had subscribed to Dick Datson’s AMC newsletter for a long time and in the early 1990’s he started talking about adding turbochargers to the AMC engines, it seemed like a good idea and a fairly easy way to get a substantial increase in power.
I purchased my first Gremlin from a neighbor in 1986. A base model 1972 Red with the 258 6-cyl. I Commuted 24,000 trouble free miles to college and sold the car for more money than I paid for it.
Later in life, I purchased my current project car. A 1974 X that is on schedule to be completed about 2030!
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On January 26, 2006, the #11 Levi’s Team Highball AMC Gremlin was placed in the museum of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at the super speedway in Talladega, Alabama
AMC gave their “unofficial” approval and shipped Randall AMC 30 complete 401 engines. This was the beginning of the “Baddest” Gremlin ever. The Randall 401-XR Gremlin was born.
Has everyone heard the story about the birth of the Gremlin? Here’s the way I heard it: One day in 1966, AMC Design Chief Richard Teague was on a commercial airline flight to Detroit mulling over ideas for the ‘new wave’ of subcompact cars that the Big Four were planning to compete with the VW […]
On January 26, 2006, the #11 Levi’s Team Highball AMC Gremlin was placed in the museum of the International Motorsports Hall of Fame at the super speedway in Talladega, Alabama. The car is owned by Don Schmitz of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Dennis Shaw of Raleigh NC was the Driver for this Car. The car was placed […]