Marlin Roadster, built 1991 based on a 1978 Morris Marina. 'A' series 1300cc engine with Metro head for unleaded petrol. Complete with wet weather gear, although never used by me. Has brand new MOT and V5 is correct and in my name. There is a large amount of paperwork including the original Marlin invoice, the build manual and even photos of the doner car and the build in progress.
Had body off refurbishment in 2015.
Approx £2600 spent on repairs/improvements during my ownership including:
Professional rewire, including LED running lights, modern type fuse box, reversing lamp and electric cooling fan.
Refurbished radiator fitted, header tank fabricated and fitted.
New engine and gearbox mounts fitted.
Propshaft refurbished and balanced.
New brake servo and pads fitted.
New speedometer cable fitted.
Plywood dash recovered in black vinyl and additional padding added to drivers seat.
Brand new MOT.
Unfortunately, the pipe leading to the clutch slave cylinder blew off during a run on Sunday, so the car had to be recovered to my garage. Sadly, the spray of fluid has caused some damage to the paint on the nearside wing and bonnet side.
This is a great fun car and is still pretty true to the original kit made by Marlin. It has been much admired at the various car shows I have taken it to this year. Like any kitcar though, it is best suited to an owner who enjoys doing the ongoing maintenance that comes with a car that's largely nearly 40 years old. I've decided I don't want to spend any more money on garage labour rates, so I'm selling it as it is. It starts and runs OK, but clearly without a clutch repair, it doesn't move. As you can see from the photos, it's a very presentable car, but there is still scope to make improvements for the right buyer.
The number plate (Batty) has recently been valued at £600.
I have over £5500 invested in the car but for a quick sale (the tax and insurance runs out 30 October), I am offering it at a very reasonable price.
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