The 1976 Gremlin sported a restyled grille and headlight ensemble, as well as new front side marker lights. The “X” package side stripes, while maintaining the same basic “hockey stick” design as the previous two years, was revised so that a portion of the stripe jutted straight back over the wheel arch. The “Gremlin X” designation appeared in this portion of the stripe.

The 304 V8 engine option was dropped at mid-year. Only 826 V8-equipped Gremlins were produced for 1976. The 232 and 258 sixes soldiered on, as did the optional “Levi’s” and “X” packages.

Drew Beck

 

1976 Production Totals

YEAR TOTAL 4 CYL 6 CYL 8 CYL 2 SEAT 4 SEAT
1976 52,941 0 52,115 826 0 52,941
New and Notable for 1976
  • Aluminum 5-Slot rally wheels
  • Vinyl roof