April 1, 1970, marks the birth of an infamous segment in the annals of automotive history. It was on that day that American Motors Corp. introduced a quirky 2-door flatback coupe known as the Gremlin, which, according to historians, was penned by designer Richard Teague on the back of an air sickness bag 18 months before the car’s unveiling. ’71 AMC Gremlin With the 6-cyl. Gremlin, priced under $2,000, AMC beat out crosstown rivals General Motors Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in a race ...

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