We are trying to photograph the most important cars in American Motors history for The Complete Book of AMC Cars. The 1970-77 Gremlin was certainly one of them, and the ’72 Gremlin X we just photographed is a great example. This Butterscotch Gold Gremlin X is originally from California, and has the special California emissions compliant 304 cu.in. V8, identified by the engine’s red paint. Gremlins were the perfect automobile the weather the economic storms of the 1970, as well as the two Arab Oil Embargoes. My late brother, Ray, drove his Gremlin trouble-free for over 175,000 miles — very common for these cars!