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Rare 1967 Marlin For Sale

The 1967 Marlin Was The First, last and Only Full-Size Sporty Car From American Motors

Click here to read the Hemmings Motor News article from 2013 on the 1967 Marlin.

As a kid, I was sort of a fan of the 65-66 Marlin when it first came out. Like the Mustang being built on the compact Falcon, and the Barracuda being built on the compact Valiant, the Marlin was built on the compact Rouge. However, in 1967 that changed when the Marlin moved onto the full-size Ambassidor chassis. When I first saw a picture of the longer and lower Marlin, it instantly became my favorite car. Over the next 40 years, I attended hundreds of car shows and auctions, but never saw a 67 Marlin in the Wild. That’s just how rare and obscure they are.

For more years than I care to remember, I searched for a 67 Marlin in good enough condition to easily restore. About ten years ago I came across this one with a nice body and interior. It was in the collection of an older man with Stage Four cancer. The car hadn’t run in a long time, and had electrical issues. I bought the car with the Intention of restoring red/black with black interior. However, time slipped by and now I’m selling my collection – and this Marlin. All of the electrical was properly addressed, the ignition updated with a Pertronix distributor, the carb rebuilt, and the car has been completely gone through. A ton of work has been done on the car and now It runs and drives great.

Below is a gallery of photos I took last week. Click on the small version to open the full-size version. With some browsers you may have to right-click and select open.

I took a video of me driving the car, but it somehow got corrupted and plays in slow motion. I’ll do another soon, but in the meantime here are a couple short videos.

$17,000