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Posted By: Phil Realmuto
Posted On: Sunday December 1, 2019 at 12:20 PM
I said it before and will keep saying it. What did AMC in aside from lack of $$$ was....
They were far too head of their time. Take a look at that Gremlin! The proportions are terrible and look way different then anything offered at the time. Make a retro version of it today and it would probably fly off the dealer lots!! Today’s cars to me have horrible proportions. From a side view 95% of vehicles look very stubby, no front or rear over hangs, quarter panels that are 18-20” long and that’s on some full size “luxury” cars! Yes they look aweful IMO. When I watch cars passing by a cross street while waiting at a red light I think to myself how horrible and awkward the design of modern vehicles have become! Very few have appealing lines or proportions. I really wonder what if any cars will be coveted or at least “saved” by people in 20-30+ years?? My guess Mustangs, Challengers, Some Corvettes, perhaps a few limited ed hot rod SUVs but thats it! Say what you want about either of these cars BUT for their small size they were quite practical being hatch back designs with folding rear seats! Even that was WAY ahead of its time!!

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not so classic Americana [PIC] by Richard Sufficool #55496
What?! Where's the 'Pacer'?! ARGH! LOL! Seriously ... to each his own. (EOM) by Billy Collins #55496.1
Those might have a little better quality than the 1:1's lol. (EOM) by Gene Mills #55496.2
Gene terrible door gaps look faithful to the 1:1s lolol (EOM) by Phil Realmuto #55496.2.1
I said it before and will keep saying it. What did AMC in aside from lack of $$$ was.... by Phil Realmuto #55496.3
I really marvel at the baseball bat size turn signal lever on the Gremlin. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #55496.3.1
Overall, with a little detailing they might not be so bad. Who else is going to make them! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #55496.3.1.1
Remember the Gremlin Levi Edition. That was cool. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #55496.
They made up for that, and painted the valve cover the correct blue! (EOM) by BenD Lampson #55496.3.1.2
I built kits of both of those back in the late 70s (EOM) by John Shamblin #55496.3.2
PIC: You're not only one with the idea to revisit the Gremlin by John Kuvakas #55496.3.3Moderator
If optioned and priced right I bet that would sell great!!! (EOM) by Phil Realmuto #55496.3.3.1
That's a perfect update on the original. (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #55496.
So, are you saying you don't like this one Phil? ...lol (pic) by BenD Lampson #55496.3.4
Ok for budget models. Not every car lover can afford precision diecast. Who made these? (EOM) by Al Dorado #55496.4
Pinto looks the best ... Last Pic sez .. MOTOR MAX (EOM) by Dennis Mong #55496.4.1
I for one am glad to have these models in my collection. (EOM) by Bob Jackman #55496.5
These Are Great by David Trask #55496.6
That should include the chevy vega.. !! (EOM) by Steve Jakubczak #55496.6.1
And the Chevette! (EOM) by Pete Rovero #55496.6.1.1
Back in the day, a work mate drove a brown metallic Pinto S/W. She used the carpark next to mine. by Bruce Gibbins #55496.7

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