Ride of the Week: 1972 Gremlin Hatchback Coupe

Monday, January 13, 2014

Make and model: 1972 Gremlin Hatchback Coupe

Owner(s): Leon Wilton

Owner's hometown: Advance, MO

Special features:

32,000 original miles, 232 cu. in. engine with torque command auto transmission. Summit Nylon tires with mud grips on the rear. Unrestored. Sold New by Sam Mandina, Mandina Motors, Cape Girardeau, MO.

My car's name: "Toots"

How I fell in love with my ride:

About fifteen years ago, this commercial kept coming on T.V. This very attractive young lady drove into a full service gas station, driving a Gremlin. The grimy attendant came out, looked at the care then the young lady and asked" What happened to the rest of your car, Toots?"

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