In the 1960's, when the sporty Dodge Charger fastback was all the rage, little American Motors Corporation wanted to develop their own sports fastback model. One concept car was the Tarpon, a sports fastback based off the small compact Rambler model. Sadly, designers at AMC decided to instead base the actual Marlin production sports fastbacks off of the larger Rambler Classic series of cars because the cars were more similar to the Dodge Charger in size.
Looking back, you just can't help but wonder what a big success some awesome 390 cubic inch powered little fastback sports Rambler could have been. For little AMC, this might have a major missed opportunity.