September 11, 2021
Niagara Falls resident Pat Pilon seems to be giving the photographer (me) the once over as we took a few shots of his sharp 1966 AMC Ambassador DPL at last month’s Cruise into Kenmore on Delaware Avenue. Pat told us that that wild, houndstooth interior would soon be completed with the addition of the matching throw pillows shown in the magazine ad on the car’s front seat. Produced to compete with Ford’s Galaxie/LTD, Plymouth's Fury/VIP, and Chevy’s Impala/Caprice in the near-luxury market, AMC bragged “How far will we go to build the quality in? Well, right down to the ashtrays that roll on ball bearings. And guess what? Not even Cadillac goes that far.” My AMC bias may be showing here a little, but this Balboa Light Aqua DPL really stands out from the crowd at any cruise-in/car show it attends. Especially once you take a peek inside.
Jim Corbran, RRofWNY
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