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Morris Marina Estate

A rare one as it has the 1.7 O series engine. anyone who ever owned or drove a Marina will probably have a tale to tell. At least it wasn't quite as awful as the Allegro. 

 

Obsolete even when it was lanched in 1971 it staggered on until the early 80's having been rehashed as the Ital and then replaced by the also dreadful Montego 

 

No wonder the British car industry died 

 

Morris Marina Estate

A rare one as it has the 1.7 O series engine. anyone who ever owned or drove a Marina will probably have a tale to tell. At least it wasn't quite as awful as the Allegro. 

 

Obsolete even when it was lanched in 1971 it staggered on until the early 80's having been rehashed as the Ital and then replaced by the also dreadful Montego 

 

No wonder the British car industry died 

 

comments (10)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 12 Jun 2018, 02:53
never heard of it

looks like it has a good body
Bill Phillips: They were terrible cars Sherri
  • Martine
  • France
  • 12 Jun 2018, 05:53
Superbe voiture.
Bill Phillips: It was in perfect condition Martine
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 12 Jun 2018, 06:25
A truly dreadful thing. I think it was the Japanese and the emergence of the Datsuns that finally killed the British industry off
Bill Phillips: The early Datsuns rusted like there was no tomorrow but the Japanese soon learned. What they did have was a reputation for reliability and things that were regarded as extras like a radio ....some British cars in the sixties even regarded a heater as an extra
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 12 Jun 2018, 07:24
I actually quite like the look of the front of this one Bill.
Bill Phillips: Driving it was the problem Chad
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 Jun 2018, 07:26
For a member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists, it does not represent a good image either driving that car or parking it on double yellow lines. Mind you, it's probably broken down. Funnily enough we talking about such awful cars last weekend; this one still had many bits from the Morris Minor in it.
Bill Phillips: It was based on the Morris 1000 and hastily introduced as at the time BMC had no replacement for the old Cambridge even on the drawing board. It was a truly terrible carin an era where there were plenty of terrible cars
The sale of my mums house has fallen through so i have taken it out on you tomorrow.
Bill Phillips: Thanks for the warning.
That grill work is something else, Bill.
Bill Phillips: It certainly is Beverly. They were terrible cars though
A long time ago I bought an ex company Marina 1.8 from where I worked for £250, I knew the car and driver and that it had been servcied and looked after as though it was his own. It had done about 100,00 miles at the time. A few years later I traded it in at a local car dealer, with 125,000 on the clock, for £500. The guy I dealt with was new to the business, when I returned the following week to complete the deal and handover I learnt he was no longer working there, but at elast they honoured the deal smile
Bill Phillips: I drove one once. It was ok in a straight line but I didn't rate it going around corners. At the time of the Marinas I had a couple of Hillman Hunter estates. They were dreadful cars too. Once you sorted the faults out of a Marina they were a fairly reliable workhorse
Sorry that should read 100,000 miles not 100,00 miles!
the British car industry may have died Bill... but i love the look of this classic....petersmile

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