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  1. #1 Project roadster on eBay. 
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    Strange project on fleebay.

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F143348619478

    Not too far from me, may be worth it for the parts, I’ve asked the seller if it’s correctly registered as Marlin. If it is may be worth the £500.
    Don’t know why the windscreen frame has been cut out, could be to create a cropped top.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    There was a guy on one of the hot rod forums a while back talking about ‘rodding’ a Marlin. Maybe this is 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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    Thanks for putting that one up DB, I'm trying to get some history on it from the seller
    Rgds DC
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    Although the seller said ‘any questions just message him’ I am still waiting for a reply.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    It’s registered as a Marlin and on an age related S plate.
    Could be worth the £500.
    Just need to talk myself into it which is easy then persuade the other half, that won’t be easy.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    Meverett, Buy it! Save me trying to figure out how to get it up here and causing a divorce! It would make an interesting rod though, Huge Back wheels and skinny front ones, maybe Citroen 2cv with adaptors? I am going to lie down in a dark room till I feel better.
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    The A frames tend to be classed as a recovery item, rather than a towing item, and is therefore a bit of a grey area. I'd suggest if you're towing the Marlin to go on holiday, that you disable the car in some way, and if stopped by the police say it's broken down.
    I believe in France they must have a way of braking the car and I've seen pictures of a crude steel cable going straight from the brake pedal to the towing hitch which solves the problem.
    There's more info one one of my posts from a couple of years back I think.
    I'm planning of making/buying one in the near future. Probably buying one, as they are normally selling for just over £100.
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