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    1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    Interesting ‘backdated’ Marlin for sale, interesting price as well!

    On the day I posted about putting aero screens on JRR!

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1142904
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    - 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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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    Very nice,useable vehicle at a not unreasonable price. Probably worth it. Personally I would prefer the look of the curved top aero screens with a gap between them. not as efficient draught wise but if you don't like draughts fit a hard top.
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    Hmmm, I must have a good solid miserly bone somewhere as I thought nice enough car but £26,350 is a massive price for a car that's still a Marlin roadster underneath. Yes, someone has put effort and thought into this but its still a replica. Generally kit cars do never return the fiscal investment of their creation.
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by wiggiesworld View Post
    Hmmm, I must have a good solid miserly bone somewhere as I thought nice enough car but £26,350 is a massive price for a car that's still a Marlin roadster underneath. Yes, someone has put effort and thought into this but its still a replica. Generally kit cars do never return the fiscal investment of their creation.
    But then this car is in Italy!
    Would quite probably be worth a lot more with a proper Alfa engine and box.

    we have a couple of Italian members, I wonder what they think?
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    Formally DonSayers on here.

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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    I Have a clone as well. It needs finishing, although it now has an exhaust system and a grill
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    Watched the YouTube....... Looks great in the virtual flesh though, love the looks of whats been done in the cockpit.
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by djj_engineer View Post
    I Have a clone as well. It needs finishing, although it now has an exhaust system and a grill
    I'm definitely digging the cycle wing look of these cars....
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by boustrophedon View Post
    A walk around video of a car is a great way of promoting it for sale.

    No two roadsters are identical so, as the video clearly shows there are some curios design points like the stowage behind the seats, and the line of the exhaust, which were not obvious in the static pictures.

    This car may not suit all tastes, but a few more walk around vids could spark some more creative ideas amongst the members.
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    Re: 1984 Alfa Romeo 8c inspired For Sale

    Quote Originally Posted by djj_engineer View Post
    I Have a clone as well. It needs finishing, although it now has an exhaust system and a grill
    That’s looking nice Derek, you’re good at this!
    - 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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