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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Aug 12, 2020 11:55 am

That's a time warp photo! The best of British (Deltic) with the worst of British (Marina)!!
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PostPost by: silverlink » Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:53 pm

Thanks Phil,
Too true!
Never had a Marina but had one of the first Morris 1100's in Scarborough when my dad got one in 1963. It was a good car and was followed by two more a Crayford conversion one which had a full lift boot and rear window. This was followed by a Morris 1300 GT which I used to tow my Cooper 'S' with to Sprints and hillclimbs.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:27 am

My dad also has a Morris 1300 GT. As kids In the back I remember we loved the horizontal speedo gauge.

He replaced it with.... a Marina 1300, which wouldn’t get up a hill under its own steam.

Ah, the 70s.......

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PostPost by: silverlink » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:28 pm

A few shots taken at Hethel around 1975 on a special visit I managed to arrange, I can vaguely remember seeing some of the first Esprit's been made. The bodyshells were outside and I can remember at the rear of the factory lots of scrap and damaged shells.
Lotus Factory A.jpg and

Lotus Factory C.jpg and

Lotus Factory D.jpg and

Lotus Factory E.jpg and

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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:11 pm

Very cool Ian!
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