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  1. #1 Is this an early Marlin? Listing on Car and Classic 
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    Up for auction and described as a very early Roadster but looks very different.

    https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1262656

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  2. #2 Re: Is this an early Marlin? Listing on Car and Classic 
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    Mistaken identity its a Dwornick/Vincent MPH nice car if the paper work was sorted out!
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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  3. #3 Re: Is this an early Marlin? Listing on Car and Classic 
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_caswell View Post
    Mistaken identity its a Dwornick/Vincent MPH nice car if the paper work was sorted out!
    I was just about to reply with the same thing, BUT something is just not quite right for it to be a Vincent MPH. The bonnet is wrong (too horizontal / flat), the scuttle is wrong, the grill is oversized, the wings are a slightly different shape, the rear is too short, the car looks narrower, the front valence is too short, the windscreen is different.........
    I am wondering if this is a bespoke build of a Riley MPH replica built on a Marlin Roadster MK1 (Triumph) chassis???
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  4. #4 Re: Is this an early Marlin? Listing on Car and Classic 
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    Hey Jon, after developing your Sherlockian skills with the Swanage Roadster, how about getting this one checked out.

    Yes it looks Vincent like but the dimensions certainly look more Marlinesque

    Would be good to know (hint hint) as we have plenty more Roadsters still to identify

    FWIW I'm currently trying to sort out details on a a T based car in Italy and a YKC in Bulgaria

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    With that plate, sell it to a Dr Who fan, or buy it for the plate alone, and a bunch of spares!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_cox View Post
    I was just about to reply with the same thing, BUT something is just not quite right for it to be a Vincent MPH. The bonnet is wrong (too horizontal / flat), the scuttle is wrong, the grill is oversized, the wings are a slightly different shape, the rear is too short, the car looks narrower, the front valence is too short, the windscreen is different.........
    I am wondering if this is a bespoke build of a Riley MPH replica built on a Marlin Roadster MK1 (Triumph) chassis???

    Surrender perhaps your right needs someone to go along to the auction and get down and dirty.
    Ben Caswell probably not the last word on anything here!!
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  7. #7 Re: Is this an early Marlin? Listing on Car and Classic 
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevejgreen View Post
    With that plate, sell it to a Dr Who fan, or buy it for the plate alone, and a bunch of spares!
    I am afraid you are probably right.
    This is registered as a 1970 Triumph Vitesse in green
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  8. #8 Re: Is this an early Marlin? Listing on Car and Classic 
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    Does the back end have the look of a Moss Monaco?
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