Damask, one of my favourite colours...
Massively impressive collection, especially as you have amassed it without the support*, advice* or indeed encouragement (read, goading) from those of this parish.
I'll keep an eye out for pics of the Marina and post any I find.
I find I am my own worst enemy when it comes to goading. I have literally no willpower and usually accept it is inevitable I will purchase something when I look at it. The Blaze coupe is a prime example. I just went over to have a look, promised my parents there was no way I would buy it, I had no need for it etc etc. I went and looked at it, thought 'yeah that's quite nice but I don't really want it' and before I knew it I owned it. I got back late, parents just said 'you bought it didn't you?'....
Thanks for posting your tale, it's always great hearing people's memories of these things. That's why I love shite compared with classic supercars etc. People bodging their bootlids before selling with filler and rattle cans- that's a real part of history there which won't be repeated. It's also great getting reg numbers of cars, even if they are long dead. As said previously I am archivist for the Marina Club. Sadly the build records were lost in a fire so the database I have put together is all we have and proves an invaluable service for people wanting to find out more about the cars and it has only been made possible through people putting reg numbers of their old cars online (and photos are even better!).
In other news a few squirts of Plus Gas has free'd the sliding end of the prop. Hardly any grease in it, will reassemble with plenty tomorrow then ready to fit along with gearbox next week.
1971 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL Saloon- Very crusty
1971 Morris Marina 1.3 SDL Coupe- Resting
1971 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL Saloon- Beautiful Bedouin
1971 Morris Marina 1.8 SDL Coupe- Luscious Limeflower
1971 Morris Marina 1.3 SDL Saloon- Quite good
1972 Morris Marina 1.3 DL Saloon- Surprisingly good
1995 Peugeot 405 1.8 GLX- Daily