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Morris Marina 1.8TC/GT/HL/Special

Overview

Produced: 1971-1978, 80987 produced.
Types: Saloon,4 doors,4 seats
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Coupe,4 doors,4 seats
Morris Marina Coupe (1971)

As part of the Marina range a twin carb (TC) version was offered alongside the standard cars. These Marinas were available in either four door Saloon or more "sporting" two door Coupe form. The 1.8 B-series engine was really a MGB unit and offered a good 100mph performance, although this was marred by the cars alarming tendency to oversteer when cornering fast.

These sporty Marinas were available in various forms throughout the Marinas lifetime, including TC, GT, HL and Special variants. All of these Marina models offered similar performance, but with different levels of trim and standard specifications. The "sports" Marinas were discontinued after 1978 and were not replaced.  Practical Classics January 2002 - Featuring Buyers Guide Morris Marina.  Click Here to view in our shop.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1798ccS4 OHVBMC B-Series80.26mm x 89mm9

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
94 mph13 s0 s26 mpg85 bhp 55001.8 Special

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
8' 0"4' 4"13' 10"5' 4" 0 (19)0' 0"

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