It is a special Easter Sunday Edition of Hooniverse Weekends. Ever wonder how the Easter Rabbit seems to get around delivering all those Easter Eggs, Jelly Beans, and Hollow Chocolate goodies? Well, I imagine that he would be able to do it in this thing, a 1972 AMC Gremlin, with a newly installed 401 CID V-8, with a twin carburetor setup, and a 4-speed stick. Oh yea, and it’s Purple, the perfect color for a Crazed Easter Bunny.
This little car calls Armona, California home, but I would like to think of Armona as Aroma, as in the heavenly aroma of Chocolate, and Marshmallow, and Jelly Eggs… anyway, this is a project car that is not quite finished. All the really hard work is done, with the installation of the 401 V-8, most of the interior in installed, and the paint and stripe kit has been taken care of.
According to the listing:
Up for auction is a beautiful 1972 AMC Gremlin X. I bought this car from its original owner in untouched condition. Car is very straight and totally rust-free. It had the original 304ci engine with 3-speed manual, but I immediately replaced that powertrain with an AMC 401ci and 4-speed manual. Engine has big dog-leg heads with cam and two 4-barrel Carter carbs. Carbs are all-new, but may need to be re-jetted.
Car had original paint when I got it, and I had it totally redone in the original Wild Plum Metallic with new white Gremlin X stripe kit. Interior has been totally redone- door panels, headliner, carpet, etc. Car has new tires on the original rally-style wheels. Transmission was not rebuilt, I think it may need synchros. It is a factory a/c car, but I’ve not reinstalled the compressor and a/c components. Windshield wiper system is currently not installed, as the wiper motor doesn’t clear the carbs, but I have all the parts for it and they are included in the sale.
We rebuilt this car some years ago, but it was put into storage and I haven’t had time to finish it. Engine has less than 100 miles on it since rebuild.
Currently the bid for this wild Gremlin is at $5,300, with an unmet reserve. So what do you think this Easter Surprise would be worth, and could you see yourself driving this thing like a Crazed Easter Rabbit? See the listing here.
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