Morris Marina Diesel
1977-1980, 3870 produced.
Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
In 1977 Leyland made a bold attempt to offer a diesel powered version of its already unloved Marina Saloon. The car was powered by a 1489cc diesel engine which offered little in terms of performance and most examples were exported to markets more used to diesel powered passenger cars.
Externally the Marina Diesel looked identical to its petrol powered sister, its main recognition point being its distinctive engine/exhaust note!. Production ended with the petrol versions in 1980, only 3,870 Diesel Marinas were completed. Practical Classics January 2002 - Featuring Buyers Guide Morris Marina. Click Here to view in our shop.
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|004||Morris Mini Auto (1978)||H&H Sales Limited||18 Feb 1998||£1550.00||-|
|030||Morris Mini 1000 (1978)||H&H Sales Limited||27 Nov 1996||£1750.00||-|
Buyers guide - Morris Marina (1971 - 1984)
|Publication||Practical Classics January 2002|
|Buyers Guide. Morris Marina 1971 - 1984. Omnipresent in the automotive Room 101, does the Marina really deserve its lowest of the low status? Or is it now a top value entry into the classic world?|
Buyer's Guide - Morris Marina
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 13 April 2011|
|Buyer's Guide - Morris Marina - Does the Marina really deserve the flak it receives? MATT GEORGE checks out BL's underdog.|
The secret history of the Morris Marina
|Publication||Classic Car Mart April 2010|
|The secret history of the Morris Marina - Despite its hasty development and troubled birth, the crucial new Marina went on to be a strong seller for British Leyland. Paul Guinness takes a loot at how it al began.|
Marque Five - Leyland Legends!
|Publication||Classic Car Mart January 2005|
|Marque Five - Leyland Legends! - The much-derided British Leyland set-up of the Seventies produced some controversial machines. Paul Guinness profiles five of the most famous.|