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AJ's Car of the Day: 1965 American Motors Corporation (AMC) Rambler Marlin

Car: American Motors Corporation ( AMC ) Rambler Marlin

Year: 1965

What makes it special: The 1965 first year AMC Rambler Marlin was the new addition to the "Sensible Spectaculars" model line, a sporty fastback that was also roomy and comfortable with V8 performance.

What made it famous: The four-seater Fastback's Pillar-less Hardtop roof design coupled with it's 270 hp performance 327 V8, and "Flash-O-Matic automatic transmission with a "Twin-Stick" console.

Why I would want one: This slick mid-60's Fastback is pleasing to the eye, and rare. 1965 was the only year of the AMC Rambler Marlin. In 1966, the Rambler name was dropped to become simply the AMC Marlin.

Fun fact: The roof was cut off a 1966 Marlin for the Florida Marlins baseball team based in Miami Gardens, Florida.  The car was used in parades and on-field ceremonies at Dolphins Stadium and transported the team's mascot "Billy the Marlin" for the fans to see during the ball club's 1997 world championship season.

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