Rare 1982 Electric car Electrek only 50-60 made ? Anybody know value ? in General Discussion Posted July 9 I bought a Gremlin new in 1971. It was pretty much a basic car. It was also a horrid beast. The 232CU inline 6 cylinder engine was very stout. The clutch was too small for the engine and didn't last. The '71 didn't have syncro in first gear with the 3 speed transmission. They also had vacuum wipers which everyone else had abandoned 10 years earlier. The hinges on the doors weren't the only problem. The hinges that held the rear glass were spot welded on chrome which would break if you closed the door with the window up. The seats in mine split in zero degree temps one winter the first year I owned it. The seat had a large screw that would strip and fall out making the seatback recline. If one shifted too fast, the shifter would slip between the shift rods requiring one to crawl under the car and work it back into place. My car required constant maintenence. My happiest day was the day when I traded it in as a "Push, Pull or Drag" promotion. It was unquestionably the worst car I ever owned. Soory OP this is getting off topic.