1965 AMC RAMBLER MARLIN:
--Red with a Black roof, Black interior, Black carpeting, 327ci V8 engine, Automatic transmission, Sympathetically restored.
With an objective to compete with the Big 3 automakers, AMC sought to expand their market line in the early 1960s. Stemming from a design-study for a sporty, youth oriented car, AMC created a fastback design in the likes of competing with the Mustang. Built on the Rambler chassis, the Marlin was born and targeted at the evolving personal luxury segment. Standard features focused on its comfort and luxurious appearance, included deluxe exterior trim, individual reclining front seats, dashboard trimmed in engine-turned aluminum, and the interior door panels were finished with carpeting and stainless-steel trim. The Marlin was also one of the first American cars with standard front disc brakes.
With the ability for first buyers to customize their Marlins, some were fitted with two-tone paint like this one in Red with Black trim over the top. The largest optional engine of choice was the AMC-designed 270 hp 327ci 4-barrel V8. Just over 10,000 Marlins were sold for the initial 1965 model year with only around 4,000 fitted with the V8 and the Automatic transmission. Only 1965 Marlins used the Rambler nameplate as shown on the hood and trunk.
This Marlin has been part of a large Southern car collection where it has been sympathetically serviced and maintained when and where needed. An older repaint, many items in the interior are original. This Marlin runs and drives well. It is rare to find such a well-preserved and excellent running condition Marlin ready for immediate touring enjoyment.