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Marlin 5exi builds Calling all you sexi builders....sorry 5exi builders, show us your progress.

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Old 9th July 2006, 16:11
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Anyone know anything about http://www.javansportscars.com/

Spotted their stand at FOS.
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Old 9th July 2006, 21:32
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Sounds like the rebirth of the strathcarron, only with a car engine...
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Old 10th July 2006, 13:15
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Yes I do.

I had not heard anything for a couple of years, so was not sure it would materialise.

The gent in question (I am lead to believe) bought the rights to the Strathcarron and has been developing it into a new car.
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Old 18th July 2006, 01:41
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I spoke to the Javan guy at the FOS and mentioned Marlin to him. He said that over 4 years ago he had bought the rights, moulds, etc for an undisclosed sum from Strathcarron. He then found out that Marlin were using the Strathcarron body without his consent and contacted them. He was told by Marlin to sue them if he had a problem. The cost of suing Marlin would far outway the cost of purchasing everything from Strathcarron. Also Marlin could say that their body wasn't an exact copy of the Strathcarron because of the different lights and any other minor body changes. The Javan guy wasn't pleased.

Javan looks to be a quality car. The manufacture of the chassis, body, etc are outsourced to various companies around the U.K.

The Javan guy said that it had cost 2.7 million pounds to produce the Strathcarron originally and he didn't rate the car very well. The Javan chassis is totally different to the Strathcarron, with only the body being the same.
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Old 18th July 2006, 10:52
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Could get interesting if he goes to the Exeter Kit Car show in November.......................
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Old 18th July 2006, 17:37
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Javan won't be going to the Exeter Kit Car Show because the Javan is not a kit car. You can only buy it fully built for 30K.
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