This is so awesome! It’s the only restomod Canadiancatgreen shot, but it’s a…Marlin! That has to be the only one of it’s kind, at least in Canada. What a…nightmare! Naw; I love it!!
lovely ’59 Amby
A genuine “The Machine”!
Totally loving that fabulous Hudson Hornet.
It looks like that “Fabulous Hudson Hornet” is sporting that Twin H-Power under its hood.
LOVE the Javelin. My personal fave of this bunch.
Nice photos, Paul.
I think that Javelin is a Pierre Cardin (judging from the little emblem on the front fender).
I have always been a sucker for a Gramlin X.
I have never understood the taillight treatment on the 69 Ambassador. Why did they not make the light go across those fender end caps? As it is the design simply shouts “Hey, look at where my taillights used to be!”
A lot of great stuff. And if they had to restomod the Marlin, at least it retains its AMC 327. A lot of fun stuff here. I think DougD will have dibs on The Machine, so I will leave that one for him.
“I have always been a sucker for a Gremlin X.”
My Grandpa Godfrey had a twin to that butterscotch example with the 304 V-8. He purchased it to tow his Airstream trailer, and I used it once to make a solo drive to the grocery store. It was both crude and memorable.
The fancier ’69 Ambassador had a red ribbed panel between the taillights. It makes the rear look a little more unified than the disjointed-looking cheaper models. Still, as you say, the capped rear fenders are an odd attempt at luxury touches.
I’ll take the yellow Gremlin.
Didn’t care much for those cars back in the day but they sure appeal to me now.
No love for that Levis Edition Gremlin?
That color is one of my favorites. Nothing looks bad in that shade.
Right you are. I have genuine respect for the driver who looks at an oddly-styled little car with jeans for seats and says “That’s a keeper.” Gotta love the unique things in this world.
I like the green Hornet, but I’d REALLY like it if it was the wagon version…
It is nice, but I’d take the more athletic and stylish AMC Kato. 😉
AMCs at the Motor Muster this year. These guys always cluster together.
Meanwhile, on the late 60s block.
These guys didn’t park together in the village, so I had to wait for the pass in review.
Regarding the 69 Ambassador. I loved the shape of the grill, as it widened to accommodate the raised center section of the hood with a bit of mirror image in the front bumper. and in profile the tapered forward lines of the bumper ends and fender end caps…. The rear. was always a little odd. I agree, However, the designers had to accommodate a new horizontal taillight look while keeping the same rear fender stamping as previously which had accommodated vertical taillights the previous two years. Maybe they did not like the looks of the continuous taillight crossing the boxed and projected end caps… And the alternative was to just to use the blank caps instead. or continue with another iteration of vertical taillights. But vertical headlights were being dropped in 69, so taillights had to be as well… Over all the 69 Ambassador is a fine looking car. But it is an AMC, the quirks came standard.
I’ll take the pink-and-black 1959 Ambassador sedan. Those were rare even when new.
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