The Gremlin was one of these, and customers immediately took to the charming little hatchback with huge blind spots (70’s, after all). This particular Gremlin came from the factory with a straight-6 engine and an automatic transmission. Not exactly what you would consider to be up to par these days.
That was remedied with a trip to Schwartz Performance. To keep it authentic, a 360 cubic inch AMC V8 that cranks out 505 horsepower was dropped in and connected to an AMC automatic transmission. This was a pretty good upgrade, but Schwartz Performance has a lot more to offer than tune-ups and engine swaps.