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Thread: LWB and SWB measurements

  1. #1 LWB and SWB measurements 

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    Can anyone advise what are the wheel base measurements for a long and short wheelbase Marlin. Also the visual difference I have been told is that the LWB car has around four inches between door shut and rear wing opposed to the roughly two inches on the standard SWB car - any other body changes? A photo would be great if possible.
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  2. #2 Re: LWB and SWB measurements 
    Yes you are correct, the length change is back of the doors/rear tub. Rumour has it a customer came to view a Cabrio with the view to placing a order but could not get his golf clubs in so before he walked off Marlin agreed to extend the car that is how the LWB came about.

    I have had both models and certainly more room in a LWB pictures of blue car is LWB and my old car SWB
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    and some more
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    Quote Originally Posted by CosworthCabrioLee View Post
    and some more
    Thanks. Is this one a SWB?
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  5. #5 Re: LWB and SWB measurements 
    Yes the red one is a swb hope this helps
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  6. #6 Re: LWB and SWB measurements 

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    Great, that confirms what I had been told that my car is a SWB. So was the chassis actually extended 2 to 4 inches giving a longer wheelbase or was this just a bodywork modification?
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  7. #7 Re: LWB and SWB measurements 
    I have had a look at your pictures ( beautiful car by the way ) and it's a swb , the chassis was extended as was the doors and running boards , the rear wings and real tub were unchanged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CosworthCabrioLee View Post
    I have had a look at your pictures ( beautiful car by the way ) and it's a swb , the chassis was extended as was the doors and running boards , the rear wings and real tub were unchanged.
    Thanks for your help.
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  9. #9 Re: LWB and SWB measurements 
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    Just for the record , I own, and have for sale the prototype lwb Hunter. its the blue/cream one used in the Marlin publicity pics from 1997/8, as road tested by Daily Telegraph at that time and as shown on this website under Cars/Cabrios and described as "Camping Marlin"
    The wheelbase on this car is 2.7m. What is the w/b of the swb car ?
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  10. #10 Re: LWB and SWB measurements 

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim.hawkesworth View Post
    Just for the record , I own, and have for sale the prototype lwb Hunter. its the blue/cream one used in the Marlin publicity pics from 1997/8, as road tested by Daily Telegraph at that time and as shown on this website under Cars/Cabrios and described as "Camping Marlin"
    The wheelbase on this car is 2.7m. What is the w/b of the swb car ?
    Is that R873NTA ? I have the red car in the same brochure MFJ 428 - now with Spanish registration 5119 DXB
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