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I love Gremlins. When I was in junior high there was a guy in town that had an orange one with the factory black stripe down the pillar and side. He had huge tires on the rear w/Cragar SS wheels. Wheelwells cut open to clear them and Bondo fender flairs. Raised in the front as was the style. No idea what the motor was, but it looked cool going down the street.
 

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Gremlins cool? NFW. they were plentiful short wheel base 2drs, that nobody wanted, hence dirt cheap. That one swallowed a 383 and Geet lived to tell the tale is more easily explained by the big sky theory than by any attribute in the gremlin ever had. Most of the ones in my neighborhood got chopped into modified dirt oval racers and got thrashed on Sat. nights (and none of them made it to the 80's forget the 90's)....as good a fate as any gremlin could hope for. If its gotta be early 70's make it a AMX/Javelin, in penske trans/am trim. bcr
Being a dirt track guy that may also add to my attraction to the Gremlin. One of the very first IMCA modifieds was Gremlin bodied and cool. As a kid I remember seeing pics of the east coast modifieds, old Troyer Mud Busses w/Gremlin bodies WFC.

 

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Now you're harshing on K-cars?

I had one in college. Still lived with the folks and commuted to school, put 50,000 miles on that car in two years. It was fine because I had enough tunes in it to drown out the rattles.

The best ever with that car was one day I got lost in Des Moines. Pulled into a gas station for directions, there were two old boys standing by the door drinking coffee, shooting the shit. While I'm asking the clerk were I was I hear them in the background talking about my car. I'd gotten orange Works Replica stickers at the bike shop and put them on under all the Reliant emblems. So I had a "Works Replica Reliant". So I hear "Bob, that's one of them kit cars". And Bob's like, "Yea, can't even tell it's not a real one. How fast you suppose it'll go". Had to duck out a side door was laughing so hard.
 
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