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RealRides of WNY - 1971 Gremlin

Another blast from the past is this 1971 AMC Gremlin X, which we saw nine years ago in a North Buffaloparking lot. Introduced (some would say ironically) on April 1, 1970, American Motors called it “…the first American car to break through the subcompact barrier.”One reason AMC was early to the game is because it was much quicker to make a smaller car by cutting the back half of

RealRides of WNY - Toyota Corolla, c1971

This late mid-century Toyota Corollahas the RealRideseditors (me) stumped. A close inspection of the front seems to show that it’s wearing a grille (which doesn’t quite fit) from a 1970 model; the grille end caps & front fender marker lights however, appear to be from a different year; and the front turn signals match nothing I could find on the internet. The lack of federalized bu

RealRides of WNY - 1973 AMC Gremlin X

In 1971 the import wars were on (again), and in the American corner stood the troika of Pinto, Vega, and Gremlin (Chrysler wouldn’t join the domestic fray until the 1978 Dodge Omni and Plymouth Horizon debuted). This 1973 AMC Gremlin X, seen over the summer in Tonawanda, is an example of how manufacturers tried appealing to those buyers who didn’t want a stripped-down sub-compact. (You