$5,500 – Portland, OR:

“1978 AMC Gremlin Custom

Last year of the Gremlin, vin indicates it is a “custom” model. Around 180k miles, I assume mileage is original. Passed DEQ, tags are current and good until November 2019. Clean title in hand in my name. Runs, drives, starts, stops. Used as a daily driver this summer. 258 CI inline 6 cylinder with a 5 speed manual transmission.

Bought this as a project to run in the Gambler 500 and I ended up falling in love with it. Put way more money into it than I will be able to recoup. Ran it in the Gambler this summer and we made it all the way out to Chemult and back without overheating. It was the only Gremlin there, which isn’t surprising, there are not many around anymore. When you drive this you get a ton of smiles, thumbs up, and laughs. It rocks.

This was a labor of love and I put a lot of blood, sweat, and soul into this rig. I am not positive I want to sell it, but current finances have taken a downturn so I am testing the waters to see if there is interest out there. It will take someone special to realize what this is, and I hope that they are able to take the Grem to the next level.

The Good:
Cranks right up
Believed to be a New Mexico car originally, NO RUST
Cool custom side exhaust
Aggressive paint job with vintage race stickers
Has a (non-original) Borg Warner T-5 transmission from a prior owner
Lots of low end torque
Bad ass skull hood ornament with red LED light on toggle switch
CB with PA speaker under hood
Decent stereo with 4 speakers
New shocks (front and back)
Ooga horn

The Bad:
Leaks oil
Transmission is a little rough
Engine sputters and dies on occasion, think it is due to crap in the fuel tank. Needs to be dropped and cleaned out or replaced.

List of work/upgrades:
Professionally rebuilt and tuned Carb (Carter BBD)
Timing professionally adjusted
New rubber and hard fuel lines (in engine bay)
New fuel pump
New distributor cap, rotor, wires, spark plugs
All new belts
New battery
New ignition control module
New PCV valve
Custom air cleaner with Spectre high flow filter
New headlights
New fog lights w/ LED Toggle Switch
New floor mounted High Beam Switch
New horn- Ooga style
Full new exhaust with cat and cherry bomb muffler
New temp sender (fixed temp gauge)
Bedlined interior
New door hinge bushings (fixed sagging doors)
New window sweeps and window channel rubber
New door seals
All new bulbs for exterior (all working)
Replaced steering column with one that had a turn signal stalk (out of ’82 AMC Eagle)
Installed turn signal lamp assemblies
New rear hatch rubber seal
Custom paint job with flames and race stickers
Replaced sun visors
New (custom) shift knob
Replaced dash bulbs
Repaired parking brake
Painted brake drums and calipers (red)
Replaced cigarette lighter/accessory power
Replaced rear axle and differential (AMC 15)
New front tires (14″) & rear tires w/ rims (15″)
Installed Volcano center caps on wheels (x4)
Custom front grill
Repaired wiper motor
New wipers
Installed rear seatbelts
Installed front bumper
New gas cap
New rear license plate lamp assemblies
Passed DEQ and registered- plates good until 11/2019
Clean title in my name
New windshield (Same Day Auto Glass Sponsorship)
Installed door scuff/sill plates
Custom Hood Ornament (Skull bottle opener w/ red led light controlled by toggle switch on dash)
Repaired/replaced Door handle mechanisms and locks
Replaced dash (out of ’82 AMC Spirit)
Installed CB w/ PA speaker
Installed Pioneer stereo and 4 speakers
Painted roof interior and applied sound dampening foam
Rewired ignition
Replaced master cylinder, wheel cylinders, brake lines, rear brake hardware, new brake shoes
Brake adjustment
Replaced side mirror
Replaced front seats
Installed new sway bar for rear
Changed transmission fluid (SYNCHRO MESH)
Borg Warner T-5 transmission
New shocks- front and rear
Replaced motor mounts
Installed Rocker panels (off ’76 Gremlin)
Replaced heater control vacuum switch
Installed new thermostat and gasket
Installed manual heater valve
Cooling system flushed and replaced with fresh coolant

Clean out gas tank ($150)
Replace fuel sender ($135)

Lots of extra parts (wheels, tires, seats, etc)

Email only. Not in a rush to sell. I know what this is worth to me, willing to wait for the right offer. Rare car, super unique, and fun to drive. $5,500 obo

1978 AMC Gremlin
condition: fair
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: rwd
fuel: gas
paint color: custom
title status: clean
transmission: manual “

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