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Post by impalamonte on Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:33 pm

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Post by thatfnthing on Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:11 pm

I've always liked Marlins, and I think done up with a few small mods and the right wheels would make an awesome ride.  They're rare and turn a lot of heads.  Wife and I were driving in Myrtle Beach a few weeks ago and there was one driving down route 17, and it was maybe the second time ever I had actually seen one live.

Would that I had space and time for a project, I would probably snap this up.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:01 pm

Very cool car!

Another cool AMC car I once came across in a JY was a '68 Rebel SST convertible. Reminded me of a Roadrunner.
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:21 am

The Rebels were definitely cool too.  Never got the opportunity to see one in real life.

I just always felt the Marlins were underappreciated. You know, kinda like G3's. Smile
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Post by Tom77 on Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:41 pm

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Not a Marlin but an Ambassador. Same front end.
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Post by thatfnthing on Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:07 pm

Also a looker. Liked it since you first posted it here. Also proves my point -- even just adding the right wheels can make it very sexy, which I doubt is something people said about the Ambassadors when they were new. A lot of AMC's never got the love they truly deserved.
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Sat Aug 10, 2019 12:25 pm

Speaking of '67 Marlins...I spotted this new arrival at the JY from 100 yds away with it's unique two-tone paint scheme and fastback profile.  It's a straight-six 232 automatic on the column.  I little research shows they only made around 2575 Marlins that final year of production.  Never seen one up close and personal, so had to sit in it just to get a perspective of what it would have been like behind the driver's seat.  Way too cool; especially with those rear qtr windows rolled down!

BTW...you can get a glimpse of an Ambassador sitting next to it.

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Post by clanceman427 on Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:27 pm

Great car, and wow what an awesome junk yard!
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Post by fasrnur on Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:57 pm

Very cool sir. I remember as a kid seeing one when it was new going down the street. It was SO cool.

Were you up in Annandale again? lol
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Aug 13, 2019 12:09 am

Yup...hadn't been out there all summer.  Sadly, I found they had cleared 20 acres of old cars (including some G3 "A" bodies) as part of a deal to lease the land to another party...only to have the deal fall thru.
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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:49 am

Just looking at the cars in the background. God, I'd love to visit that place! Of course, I'd wanna bring them all home...
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Post by fasrnur on Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:45 am

That sucks! How many acres do/did they have originally?
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Post by Mcarlo77 on Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:13 am

They claim to have 100 acres of cars (newer stuff in addition to the old). Not sure if that's the entire property including all buildings, weigh scale and scrap yard. Nevertheless, it put a sizable dent in their inventory...and, you don't just replace those cars easily these days. They had posted scrap prices at $60/ton...which couldn't have brought much to the bottom line like it would have 5 yrs ago or so. Hope this isn't a sign of a declining business.
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