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Marlin Sportster, Cabrio, Berlinetta and Roadster builds Enthused or Confused about your vintage Marlin build? Ask away here or show off your build.

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Old 27th June 2009, 08:47
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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MARLIN-SPORTST...3A1%7C294%3A50

Number plate looks familiar? Wasn't this car in some of Marlin's brochures but in yellow?
Here it is in its original colour..........

http://www.pistonenvy.com/westfieldp...scan/besc6.JPG

this website said it was a 'works' built car.
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Old 31st January 2010, 12:23
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The very same car has now turned up at Soveriegn Cars for sale....

http://www.sovereigncarsales.co.uk/R..._gridpos5.aspx

Now sporting Aero Screens intead of the full windscreen.
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Old 31st January 2011, 21:16
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Unusually, there is a Sporster for sale on ebay.....

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Marlin-Sportst...#ht_500wt_1156

It's a Ford based model with steel wheels.

Looks like an early one with the driver only roll-over bar. Not much history in the advert.
The listing says it was registered in 1998 and has a 2.8 V6 Ford engine.
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Old 6th July 2011, 21:18
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Well not actually on eBay but I didn't want to start another new thread...

Two M powered Sportsters for sale.....

http://www.marlinsportscars.co.uk/forsale/

eye watering prices!!
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Old 7th July 2011, 00:00
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Interesting, I see that the old purple demo car is also for sale on the Autotrader web site but for only 9,995. Not a bad buy if one wanted a ready made.
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Old 7th July 2011, 08:32
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Well not actually on eBay but I didn't want to start another new thread...

Two M powered Sportsters for sale.....

http://www.marlinsportscars.co.uk/forsale/

eye watering prices!!
I hope they have something better than the Metro servo in the braking department...
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Old 7th July 2011, 09:55
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I hope they have something better than the Metro servo in the braking department...
Robin

Now that you have driven yours, do you find the brakes are acceptable: I detect an underlying concern that I also have about 200HP and a less than adequate servo?

Mike
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Old 7th July 2011, 20:45
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Mike

I replaced my original servo with a brand new old stock item last winter. The brakes are better - but I still don't get that "launch through the windscreen feeling" when standing hard on them.

My feeling is the problem is with the brake linings. OEM ones designed for use with a 6:1 servo - now being used with a 1.6:1 servo. I have been considering changing to EBC Green Stuff but they aren't cheap and I have heard varied reports about them. Still thinking about it....

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Old 11th July 2011, 20:46
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Now here is one really on ebay...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Marlin-Sportst...item2c5de900fd


part unbuilt kit and no engine! Worth about 500 by my reckoning...

The advertising write-up had me in stitches
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Think I'm nearer to Peter's valuation than theirs...
Tim
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Now let me see - do I go for this superbly advertised hot rod at a knock down price (ignore the age and lack of an engine!) or shall I spend that little bit more and buy a finished, painted, ex factory demo with an M3 engine?
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Ford based Sportster on ebay....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marlin-spo...#ht_708wt_1139
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Interesting, did you notice the size of the servo. I wonder if the brakes work any better!
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Old 21st July 2011, 20:58
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Yes, I did notice that, but no idea what it is?
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Now this is a really good starting point for somebody....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marlin-Spo...ht_2762wt_1139

what a sad story...hope it all goes to a good home....
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Sad indeed and rather too much like me for comfort (build on hold while I look after my wife). Fortunately, however, although I have also purchased the bodywork and have a spare (parts) donor on the drive, I have the space and I do not intend to move. I am also stubborn and the only deadline is my DEADline!
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Now this is a really good starting point for somebody....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marlin-Spo...ht_2762wt_1139

what a sad story...hope it all goes to a good home....
It seems to have been sold for just under 2000.

I wonder if it is anyone who frequents this forum??
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Hi all,

I just noticed this thread. My first post to this forum was my introduction to you all and maybe I should have posted it here! I was the fortunate purchaser of that Marlin on Ebay. I have visited and viewed the beast and I have to say that the seller is a great guy, really helpful and knowledgeable. He will store the Marlin for me for a short while to allow me to sort my garage out (the purchase caught me by surprise!!!) I will do my best to make sure that I complete it!
As one of you said, it is a really good starter and I lok forward to joining you more regularly here (I will need the help!)

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Hi Oaktree

Congratulations on your purchase. You have certainly obtained a lot of car for what you paid: and the work carried out looks as though it was first class. As stated, a very good starting point.
I am sure you will receive all the help you need from the guys on this site.

Good luck and welcome to this site

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Another Sportster for sale on eBay.....

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Marlin-Spo...#ht_500wt_1413

It will be interesting to see what it goes for?
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