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Mitt Romney and the Kinda Awful Car

Mitt Romney and the Kinda Awful Car

'66 AMC MarlinIn 2002, Mitt Romney ran for governor of Massachusetts. During the political campaign, Mitt and Ann Romney appeared in an advertisement about how they fell in love. The television advertisement was designed to show the Romneys were just like the regular citizens of Massachusetts. In the ad, Ann Romney talks about how Mitt showed up at her house in a “goofy-looking car.” Romney, himself, calls the car “kinda awful.”

'66 AMC MarlinWhat the Kinda Awful Car Actually Was

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.