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Marlin Cabrio SOLD (1998)
|Specification for Marlin Cabrio Soft Top Coupe|
Will consider sensible offers.
First registered as new in October 1998 on an S plate since the car was assembled from new or reconditioned parts. No donor car was involved.
Two previous owners
Standard Marlin Cabrio body with glassfibre and aluminium panels on a sturdy steel chassis/tub, fitted with a unique aluminium hardtop. Rollover protection is by the standard Marlin substantial steel windscreen surround.
Finish is pearlescent mid-blue with highly polished stainless steel radiator grille, bumpers, running boards, doorsill kick plates, body full length side strips, and headlamp bar etc.
The seats are upholstered in white vinyl. The door linings and the rest of the fully upholstered interior are in white and blue vinyl with storage pockets and blue carpets.
Equipment includes electric windows, leather covered steering wheel, wood gear lever knob, stereo radio/cassette with removable front, matched set of instruments by Marlin including speedometer, tachometer, water temperature, oil pressure, voltmeter, fuel gauge. These and a clock are set in a mahogany panel with a glove locker the lid of which has a marquetry design. Matching mahogany door cappings
Exterior access boot with lockable lid, fully carpeted, containing a folding picnic table with marquetry matching the interior woodwork.
Other equipment includes engine immobiliser, electric cooling fan, locking fuel cap, windtone horn, interior and door mirrors, fresh air heater with fan.
The five alloy wheels are 16 spoke SWR with Bridgestone 195/65 R15
tyres. The spare is mounted on the boot lid, with a blue vinyl cover bearing the Marlin name in white.
Ford Pinto 2000cc OHC built by Vulcan in fast road tune ( 135BHP ) on unleaded fuel. Weber 32/36 DGV compound carburettor with manual choke. K&N air filter. Every item in the engine bay gleams with enamel, plating or is polished stainless steel.
Suspension is Marlin modified Ford, fully independent with double wishbones at the front and semi-trailing arms at the rear. EVO adjustable dampers/spring units at front. Ford 5 speed manual gearbox and 3.92:1 final drive. Stainless steel exhaust system. Ventilated disc front brakes. Goodrich stainless steel brake hoses.
Manuals, invoices, catalogues, maintenance history, wiring diagrams, SVA Certificate, V5, MoT certificates.
Additions / Changes since 2003
Full running use / maintenance history kept.
Targa Hard Top removed and sold. Soft Top Fitted.
Fitted MAGNECOR Competition ignition leads.
Fitted ALDON Electronic Ignition system.