The Gremlin entered its final year of production with a couple external changes. The interior was reworked. The dash was modernized and shared many design components with its new younger sibling the Concord, which had replaced the Hornet. In custom models they even added a realistic wood trim version.
Was it the best year-model?
The stripe on the X model was once again re-imagined. They replaced the swooping stripe with a decal that ran the entire length of the car. It was an obvious money saving down grade in my opinion, and did nothing to save the car.
This year also saw the short lived GT model that came with a front spoiler, fender flares, a blacked out grill, body color painted front and rear bumpers, and a host of other small upgrades. The true upgrade came in the sound insulation package, the front stabilizer bar, and the steel belted radial tires that were mounted on custom 5-spoke wheels with trim rings. Still, even with all of this extra bling, AMC missed the mark when they didn't offer it in a V-8.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]
The Last Commercial to Air
AMC resorted to buying infomercial spots by this point. Their car had not been selling well, and they needed to tell people why it was a worthy purchase. However, it didn't work that way, and in their last year... well, you tell us.