Blip: AMC Picked A Good Fish

Illustration: AMC

I know the AMC Marlin isn’t as popular as the other American mid-century cars named for fish, like the Plymouth Barracuda, but I do think AMC picked a more handsome fish to name their car after. Here, look at this marlin:

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Screenshot: Seafood Source
Advertisement look at this barracuda:

Screenshot: Seafood Source

The marlin looks like an exciting swordfish kinda beast, and the barracuda just looks like a colossal sardine.

I think we’re all on the same page here, yes?

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the 1969 Dodge Charger Guy

It always killed me how eerily similar the Marlin is:

To the first gen Charger:

Winner in the looks department--the Marlin. Hands down.