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New Old Car!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by HeavyAxe, Jun 22, 2014.


  1. HeavyAxe

    HeavyAxe

    Jul 16, 2013
    Alberta, Canada
    Hey folks! Just thought I'd share with anyone who cares that I just bought a 1978 AMC Gremlin X! My 75' Ric will look good sitting in the back while I blast some RUSH or some underground 70's prog. Not bad for a 16 year old who's generation is supposed to have no taste, eh?
     
  2. Cool, post a pic.
     
  3. Stilettoprefer

    Stilettoprefer

    Nov 26, 2010
    What he said!
     
  4. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Not what I would've picked if I were looking for an AMC (especially a '78)... but, a pic is basically required. What engine is in it?
     
  5. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Banned

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    The "Era of Doom" for AMC.
    Gremlins, Hornets and Pacers fell apart by the minute.
    You got one of the good ones, which lasted...
     
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  6. 4StringAxe

    4StringAxe

    Jul 27, 2009
    Friends and I had a lot of good times driving around in an AMC Hornet in the late 80s. It's all we had and got us where we wanted to go.
    Odd thing, even with the windows up, you could still feel a breeze doing anything above 35 mph. I think the stero was worth more than the car.
     
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  7. edpal

    edpal Banned

    Oct 3, 2007
    Retro mahn! Is it grape Kool-Aid purple? :smug:
     
  8. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Kind of like my dad's '74 Nova. You could almost HEAR it rust.
     
  9. fhm555

    fhm555 So FOS my eyes are brown Supporting Member

    Feb 16, 2011
    Just hope you don't have to sell off your ric to keep your car going.

    Don't know what parts availability is but I hope it's better than what it was in 79 for a 78 Gremlin.
     
  10. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    That's why God made scrap yards. Remember the spray for the wasp's nests.
     
  11. Gorn

    Gorn

    Dec 15, 2011
    Queens, NY
    Beats the metrocard I had when I was 16.

    Probably beats the poop-brown 89 Taurus I had when I was 18 too.

    Also, I didn't know you can legally buy a car when you're 16. What state are you in?
     
  12. bolophonic

    bolophonic

    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
    Pics or you bought a pink tricycle.
     
  13. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
    Winnipeg
    I always attach a big, white, flowing mohawk to all my Gremlins. Just to add to the already copious amount of badassery.
     
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  14. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
    Winnipeg

    I think if you got a fleet of these bad boys, you'd make a fortune.
     
  15. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX

    I'd say it is the perfect car for someone with no taste. Wait, that wasn't the point you were making, was it?
     
  16. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
    Winnipeg
    Speaking of cool cars:

    hw_poisonpinto_1977.
     
  17. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Wasn't that what the Mirth Mobile was? If so, I can only imagine what it cost to get that back window replaced in the 70s, it is probably worth 2-3 entire cars at this point.
     
  18. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    I am pretty sure that is the Homer.

     
  19. Stewie26

    Stewie26 Supporting Member

    Concrats on what sounds like your very first car. Your first car in life is like the first time you went all the way with a women. You will remember it for the rest of your life. Have fun.
     
  20. 4StringAxe

    4StringAxe

    Jul 27, 2009
    Careful though, both can put you in the hospital.
     
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