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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
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    Although the seller said ‘any questions just message him’ I am still waiting for a reply.
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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.
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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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    Ha, it is only 45 miles away from me so not too far. Trouble is I don’t have access to a trailer, all I have is an A frame that I used when collecting the Roadster that I am currently rebuilding.
    Also I wouldn’t have time or space to go down the route of rodding it. It would end up living outside the garage around the back that would end up giving me serious earache. Saying that it has to be worth the £500 in parts just a shame the windscreen has been cut off. Also looks like a big hole for a boot has been cut out of the rear tub (I have a spare one) and half the bodywork missing which I also have some spares.
    Still trying to persuade her indoors.
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    I'm still not buying it! I was looking at a Rickman Ranger project for my wife (good swap?) and looked at renting a car transporter. There a very few of them about so going to Lizard would be right out for me. Good luck!
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    I recently bought a Mazda RX8 and had it trailered from Maidenhead to the South Coast (about 70 miles) for a very reasonable price of about £120. The company are called ANYVAN and use a network of local vans with trailers.
    It was great service and you can find them online at anyvan.com.
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    Cheers for that, but this would be a round trip of about 600mls! It makes it very expensive. Worth remembering though.
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