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Pictures say it all. It's a '65 Rambler Marlin, has the original 287 with 3-speed auto.
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And what car thread would be complete without video of it running?

 
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You know you'll NEVER pull up to another one at the stop light. That's for sure.
Great find, I love the old orphan cars.
 
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AMC & Ramblers are in my blood. I've never owned a Marlin but I've owned and driven AMC's and Rambler's since the 70's. Right now I only have two AMC's, a 70 AMX and a 71 SC/360 Hornet..
 
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Great Marlin!! Those were some neat and unique cars, for sure! I have a 1962 Rambler Classic Custom that I built gasser style. 1962 was AMC's first year for a 2 door Rambler Classic. Love your car!
 
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Sure brother, this is an old picture. We are getting ready to repaint it (I think it needs some flake and some scallops) and it is getting a nastier engine. I will apologize ahead of the question, no it isn't AMC powered. Going from a Chevy 327 to a 383 roller motor.

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In the mid 60's my Grandmother had a 61' Rambler American, my Uncle had a 64' Rambler wagon, and my folks had a 59' Rambler wagon (3 tone paint job! - light and dark pink and grey on the tail fins.) They were all nice "sensible" , "economy" cars with 6 cyl and 3 speeds.:(
Then my Aunt bought a 65' Rambler Ambassador at a model year-end clearance sale, it had been the Dealers "demonstrator" and had every option on it - I think it was a 343 4 bbl:thumbsup: - what a beautiful car! I can still remember my first ride in it - It was getting dark out and that fantastic chrome instrument panel glowed like a Wurlitzer jukebox! With our snow and salt here those cars rotted away real quick but for a few years there we all drove "Kenosha Cadillacs"
 
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In the mid 60's my Grandmother had a 61' Rambler American, my Uncle had a 64' Rambler wagon, and my folks had a 59' Rambler wagon (3 tone paint job! - light and dark pink and grey on the tail fins.) They were all nice "sensible" , "economy" cars with 6 cyl and 3 speeds.:(
Then my Aunt bought a 65' Rambler Ambassador at a model year-end clearance sale, it had been the Dealers "demonstrator" and had every option on it - I think it was a 343 4 bbl:thumbsup: - what a beautiful car! I can still remember my first ride in it - It was getting dark out and that fantastic chrome instrument panel glowed like a Wurlitzer jukebox! With our snow and salt here those cars rotted away real quick but for a few years there we all drove "Kenosha Cadillacs"
Cool story
 
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This is what we're here for: nostalgia, old hot rods, cool vibes, sweet memories!

Horsefarmer, if it was a '65 it probably had a first-gen 327 in it, they didn't make the 343 until '66 I think. Both awesome engines. I want to get a 327 to swap into it eventually.
 
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It's got WA plates on it... are you up here or is the car just from here? (and... we want it back!)
 
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very cool! I always love the Marlins. My gramps had Nash-Rambler dealership in Kansas for a few decades and my pops restores Nash-Healeys. He still has these two. this pic is in front of his house where I grew up, he's building one up to race on the vintage circut right now.

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very cool! I always love the Marlins. My gramps had Nash-Rambler dealership in Kansas for a few decades and my pops restores Nash-Healeys. He still has these two. this pic is in front of his house where I grew up, he's building one up to race on the vintage circut right now.

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Man, awesome, beautiful, amazing, incredible!!! I'll come back if I think of any more words.:113::praise::113:
 
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