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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 24th April 2008, 20:21
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Default Sportster on Ebay

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


What does he mean about getting too old - at the rate I am going I will be retired before I finish mine lol

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Old 24th April 2008, 21:23
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Looks nice Must sound great with that engine
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Old 24th April 2008, 23:01
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hhmmmm, not seen that one before.

It'll be interested to see what price it goes for.
I've been getting some insurance quotes and i'm not sure how to value my car?
If it was stolen or a total loss (god forbid) and I commisioned Marlin to build me a replacement I think it would cost about 17,000 but a second owner Sportster never fetch anything like that value.

What value have others used for insurance?
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Old 24th April 2008, 23:03
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I've got mine for 15k agreed value (PS MOC membership gets a you a discount at Adrian Flux)

I plan to put that up once it's painted depending on cost to 17 - 19. You're not insuring its second hand valve as you would with a normal car but an "agreed value" of what it would for you to replace / rebuild it.
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Old 20th October 2008, 21:38
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Early Sportster demonstrator for sale..............

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Marlin-Sportst...d=p3286.c0.m14
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Old 20th October 2008, 22:02
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look at all the space under the bonnet, you could fit a couple more cylinders in there at least
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Old 20th October 2008, 23:29
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look at all the space under the bonnet, you could fit a couple more cylinders in there at least
I wonder if he needs a nice new hood?
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Marlin screwed up my hood length to luckily i asked them to fit the hood so I didnt have the problem of sending it back. Apparently the car length is governed by the door length Terry will probably ask you to measure your doors.


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Old 21st October 2008, 22:58
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Incredible, Terry thinks it's a problem at their hood supplier.
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Old 29th October 2008, 22:40
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And here is another early short wheel based Sportster for sale.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1999-MARLIN-RE...ayphotohosting

Shame about the number plate!
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Perhaps your hood might fit that one?
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And here is another early short wheel based Sportster for sale.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1999-MARLIN-RE...ayphotohosting

Shame about the number plate!
Doesn't look very red either - that is very cheap for an SVA'd car. Major saving to be hand. But I'd want to rebuild it to be sure everything is A-OK.
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There seems to be some awesome (gruesome) negative camber on those front wheels. Almost looks like they are laying down!

As Patrick says - very cheap for an SVA'd car. I wonder why.....


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There seems to be some awesome (gruesome) negative camber on those front wheels. Almost looks like they are laying down!
I wonder when he last checked his lower arms for fatigue cracks...?!!

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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?
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dunno, but the ali bonnet just doesn't work on it at all IMO.
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I think its actually painted grey/silver. I agree - it doesn't look great with a pale colour.

Still thinking about keeping by bonnets "in the raw" as it were but with a dark colour for the coachwork. I am tending towards BRG now....

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I think if it were fully polished it might work quite well on a dark colour
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Still thinking about keeping by bonnets "in the raw" as it were but with a dark colour for the coachwork. I am tending towards BRG now....
So that'll be two BRG sportsters then. White Roundrels for pretend race numbers?
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Old 26th June 2009, 15:37
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Now there's a thought.....
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