I've already said that this is one seriously sexy MOFO, well saved Triggs, Marina 1.3 estates aren't the swiftest of machines, not long after I passed my test I drove my grandad's 1300L mk3 for a bit until it's MOT ran out, he used to tow a caravan with it, 3rd gear was very hit & miss, but it was looked after, and had a fair bit of welding on, and a respray, sadly though it went for scrap when the test was up, the gearbox was on it's way out, and it was worthless then, he replaced it with an E reg Ford Escort 1.3L that someone spec'd up when new, with the optional 5 speed box & factory sunroof.
Can't wait to see this in the metal, this is probably the best condition mk2 Marina out there, clearly the original owner knew he was having to store it for some time, shoving on that wax, that shows the sign of an owner who cherished it, and knowing team Trigglesworth, it will be on the road very soon. You did say you wanted a car that was more 'classic' than the Rover, and this seriously ticks that box. Well saved, plus it's got room in the back for pushchairs etc, you will just have to find a way to fit the kiddie seats for the bairns.
Wish I still had my licence, as would have loved to have a drive, Marinas have a certain noise, and it would bring back memories from my youth, as my grandad bought that Marina brand new, which replaced a DAF 66.
You have reached Autoshite hero status
Several billion points out of ten for WIN!