Mr. Nixon, at the age of 23 and a new employee at AMC played a key role in the design the Gremlin. Below is a copy of the original sketch done by Mr. Nixon in 1967 for the Gremlin. You can see some features that did not show up until to the ’74 model year.
Later in his career at American Motors Corporation was the Chief of Design. He attended the 2003 AMO Nationals in Lansing, MI. It was a honor to meet him and his family. It was obvious that he still has a soft spot in his heart for the Gremlin.
Bob Nixon, the Designer of the Gremlin