14: AMC Marlin 343
American Motors had it rough in the 1960s and ’70s as consumer taste had shifted toward other brands. But there were still some solid cars to come out of AMC and many of them, drivers didn’t expect. The AMC Marlin 343 was a mid-sized fastback, which made it larger than a comparable Mustang. Usually, fastback models were relegated to special trim packages, so the Marlin 343 was special.
If you’ve never seen a Marlin 343 in public then you’re missing out on the surprises. The potent 343 V8 was a rare engine and one of the best AMC has ever built. These cars were built for speed and thus a lot of the interior was stripped down. If you’ve ever wanted to own a discrete muscle car, the Marlin 343 has your name on it.