1965 Rambler Marlin by American Motors Corporation
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Since an unfair portion of AMC history is tainted with wrong information, misinformation and disinformation, cognitive dissonance is neccessary to avoid 'underdog complex'; a mental dissorder where a person is initially attracted to an entity for it's perceived positive attributes, and sensing unfair treatment begins to take action to 'right the wrong', but adapts to enjoy the negative behavior instead.
AMC's Rambler Marlin product has been branded with so many disparraging statements it's downright pitiful; a real life Cinderella story where this otherwise remarkable car is forced to exist impoverished, wearing rags instead of well styled words which would be more suitable to it's technical and visual attibutes.
'Fact' -a truth known by actual experience or observation.
'Factoid' -speculative information assumed to be true by it's repeated inclusion in literature.
Fact is; in US auto history, AMC's Rambler Marlin product was the first intermediate sized fastback of the sixties.
The Rambler Marlin's profile resembles the profile of actual fishes found in the ocean.
AMC was the only US car maker who had enough ingenuity to create a 'Twin Stick' floor shift device for conveniently shifting the Warner Gear Divison sourced '3+2' manual transmission as a five speed, and this device was optional for '65 Rambler Marlin.
In a mystical sense, Rambler Marlin's fastback styling 'says goodbye' to the 'fat fender' tailfinned cars of the fifties; astute observation? Even more so, AMC was saying goodbye to their more prudent Rambler stylng, in a process of transforming their carmaker image from 'Rambler Division' in order to establish a new more sporty image association with their corporate American Motors nameplate.