Thought it was about time to update this...
I was contacted by a chap who needed his late father's Marina cleared, for my favourite price, free. So we set off to Birmingham to get it. It turned out to be a MK2 base model saloon in surprisingly good condition. We free'd the brakes off and headed for home. On the way back I sent a mate some pictures and he fell in love. About an hour after getting home with it he came over and said he'd give it a home.
The only problem is he only has space for a couple of cars so it meant having to sell the Marina he bought off me just over a year ago. Needless to say I bought it back and have done about 1000 miles since. So that's two white Marinas I have dragged from garages in Birmingham!
The MK2 is nearly ready for the road. We've replaced all the brakes, done some welding, overhauled the cooling system, fitted electronic ignition, various new suspension bits etc.
Another friend said he was interested in my Blaze coupe I hadn't touched for ages. I was never really going to get round to doing it as I preferred my others so of course I sold it to him for a not inconsiderable loss!
I then fell head over heels in love with a gorgeous Peugeot 405. I have fancied one on and off for a while, preferably a high spec red saloon. So when this appeared after a bit of deliberation I had to have it.
It is a 1.8 GLX with Mi leather seats and wheels.
Sadly it did mean the 309s had to go... I sold the turbo diesel one to a mate of mine who was looking for a new car for his son.
My petrol GLX is currently up for sale (I am back to using it daily now) and my spares car GLD I have now stripped- I have sold my big stock of 309 spares to a friend. The remains of the GLD shell is going to a local guy who needs some front panels for his GTi restoration.
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
1990 Peugeot 309 1.3 GLX- For sale