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1967 AMC Marlin

Before the American Motor Corporation came to control this classic car’s destiny under the AMC name, that is, the AMC Marlin was known as the Rambler Marlin. In order to make more consumers feel like they could ride in style, the company incorporated a “personal luxury” style, which not only gave potential buyers a sizable list of standard features, but also provided several additional features to better suit the needs and wants of a diverse culture. With the combination of the standard and optional equipment, buyers could customize the look and feel of their new car. The AMC Marlin itself was officially introduced to the public in 1965. In the beginning, the car received mixed reviews and had a troubled lifespan. When the 1967 model year Marlin was introduced, it was larger than it was in previous years. 2,545 units were sold, and they were more expensive than the earlier models.

1952 Hudson Wasp

Some short-lived car models are the result of poor consumer demand, some are morphed into other styles, and still others suffer the demise of the very company that created them. During the early 1950s, Hudson Motor Company was beginning to struggle to compete with bigger auto companies like Ford and Chrysler. When the Hudson Wasp debuted in 1952, it was largely based on the Hudson Pacemaker. It came as a two or four-door sedan, convertible, or two-door hard top.