Corgi 306; Morris Marina 1.8 Coupé

 

The Morris Marina is a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive small family car that was manufactured by the Austin-Morris division of British Leyland from 1971 until 1980. It served to replace the Morris Minor in the Morris product line, which had first been built in 1948. It was a popular car in Britain throughout its production life, beating its main rival, the Ford Escort, to second place in UK car sales in 1973 and taking third or fourth place (behind the Escort) in other years. The car was exported throughout the world, including North America, and assembled in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Malaysia. A total of 1.2 million were built. According to various sources, the Marina ranks among the worst cars ever built, I guess it was just out of its time being a rebodied Morris Minor, BMC/BL had moved on from that ten years before with the Morris 1100, the Marina was like going backwards in technology.

It's a Mazak, but a good one. It is a fine model of a terrible car. Just enjoy the photos - this moves the original Corgi idea forward - I can really relate this to the first release range from 1956, a typical British saloon car of the day in a faithful rendition - try doing that in 2006! (when the page was originally written - or in 2022 when it was last updated). It was in the Corgi range from 1971 to 1973 in metallic lime green, metallic red and allegedly in metallic bronze. Prices are going up for these.

This Corgi Toy was sourced in September 2021 from a private collection

 
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