JULY 1987

Unique Cars - - AUCTION ACTION -

How does a car-maker with no money for de­vel­op­ment or tool­ing add a new compact model to its range? Sim­ple, they just chop the back end off a big­ger one. From the cen­tre pil­lar for­ward, the Grem­lin is a Ram­bler Hor­net, as built and sold in Aus­tralia dur­ing the 1970s. This car was a six­cylin­der man­ual brought to Aus­tralia by im­porter AMI for eval­u­a­tion. No, said the bean-coun­ters and it was sold, even­tu­ally fit­ted with a V8 and re­turned to the USA about 15 years ago. There it sur­vives in fine con­di­tion and still RHD un­der a new coat of the orig­i­nal Big Bad Or­ange paint.

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