passion for Morris Marinas started in 1973 when I purchased a
Teal Blue 1.3 Coupe Reg No EIJ 2601. This was followed in 1975
by a 1.3 Four Door Super in Brooklands Green. Still staying with
British Leyland I purchased a Maxi 1500 in 1977 and returned to
Marinas in 1978 buying a Sandglow 1.8 four door model
Here my interest in British Leyland cars ended until in 1996 I
found the original sales display used by WH Alexander Ltd in
their premises in Victoria Street Belfast.
had made numerous attempts to purchase several Marinas on EBay
but without success.
July 2005 I was introduces to DIJ 2802 a local car in original
condition with 64000 miles on the clock. The car has never been
welded or painted and the interior is excellent.
my first outing to a local event at Mount Stewart in County Down
I bumped into the salesman who sold the car to its original
Earlier this year I decided that the crazed and watermarked
paintwork required attention so a re spray was arranged which
restored the appearance of the car to its original bright
have taken the car on several car runs and heads have turned as
it travelled through the roads of County Antrim.
Performance is as I remember it in the days of the 1970ís ,good
running with a little bit of over and under steer. The use of
radial tyres has helped to reduce this problem.