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  1. #1 My New Car 
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    Well we seemed to be in the right place at the right time
    Having read all I can about Marlins and having advice from Danny and some of the committee I decided to try and find a Marlin Hunter which should fit my ample bulk . Looking back through the forum and seeing all the links to E Bay etc I mailed all the recent adverts to see what may still be available one of the replies was from a man who resides in Spain but had his car near Southampton at his UK home .
    He advised me he already had an offer from a chap in France but the sale was progressing rather slowly and as he intended moving out of his UK home a quick sale might be secured
    As I was to visit Southampton on Saturday taking daughter to the University, it seemed pertinent to take some cash and to see if my Mike Brewer Ed China wheeler dealer skills from an earlier life still worked .
    The Car was previously advertised around 11k a lot of money but when you think it was sold 19 years ago for 25k (about 40k by todays standards) getting the car for a few grand less than 11k it could be an amazing buy so cash in hand I negotiated, and negotiated, and negotiated, determined not to go home empty handed eventually buying the car at my target price and what a car it is !
    One owner 7000 miles only genuine history only used in dry weather and from new built to owners specifications with white connolly leather expensive stereo full history with very limited annual use average 190 miles each year in the last ten years
    Always maintained by same classic specialist garage since new stored in a dry heated garage
    I went through the car with a fine tooth comb only faults i could clearly see were paint on black bumper starting to flake (Never Primed from New) loose screw in door panel and very slight surface rust on tie bars otherwise its like a new car and it fits just like a straight jacket talk about be one with your car.
    Now having purchased the car I was faced with a drive of over 200 miles home in an unknown little used vehicle with my wife following in my new draught free 435 BMW coupe I set off and was quickly reassured I had bought a nice car the car never missed a beat ran warm and was fairly draught free cruising at 65/70 mph and smiling all the way home
    cant wait for shows n runs social events next year

    Its a Dura-torque twin cam 2.3 powered car about 145 BHP factory Built

    Happy Days Burnside
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    Very nice, I don't recall seeing that for sale anywhere. Tell us a bit about it.
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    Very nice, I don't recall seeing that for sale anywhere. Tell us a bit about it.
    You were writing the above as I was...
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    I have posted some details David hope they are readable
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    Fantastic! you will never find your BMW gives you as many smiles per gallon
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    Quote Originally Posted by burnside View Post
    I have posted some details David hope they are readable
    Yes, thanks for posting.
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    That is indeed a lovely looking car. Congratulations and may you enjoy many happy miles.
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    Nice. Enjoy!
    Cabrio, Omex 2.0l 150bhp Zetec blacktop, Omex ECU and wiring loom.
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