Morris Marina

Practical Classics - Morris Marina

Tony Green, Technical and Innovation Manager, and Dean Proctor, Regional Trainer, came to the rescue of Practical Classics magazine’s project car earlier this month, replacing the heated rear screen and windscreen of the second oldest known Marina Coupe.

Sharing its birth year with Auto Windscreens, the car was built in 1971, and has been stripped down and restored by Editor Danny Hopkins, with the help of Marina Club. Tony and Dean are at latest stage of the process to help bring this classic car back to life. Check out the progress of the car so far:

1. Discovering the car...

Old Morris Marina in a dusty garage

3. Welding begins...

Old Morris Marina car is being welded

5. The engine is taken out...

Practical Classics team take out the engine of a Morris Marina

7. Epoxy primer is applied...

Epoxy primer on Morris Marina

9. This is where Tony and Dean stepped in to help and started with prepping the rear screen...

Prepping the rear screen of a Morris Marina

11. Fitting the rear screen...

Tony Green fitting a rear screen on a Morris Marina

13. Tony and Dean put the rubber seal in place...

Tony Green and Dean Protor prepare a windscreen seal for a Morris Marina

2. The car is stripped...

Old Morris Marina car stripped without windscreen

4. The bodywork needs repairing...

Bodywork of a Morris Marina is repaired

6. The bodywork is prepared for a re-coat...

Morris Marina is prepared for its re-coat

8. The Morris Marina gets a new coat...

New coat of paint for a Morris Marina

10. Dean gets inside the Morris Marina to help with getting the rear screen in to place...

Dean Proctor fitting a rear screen

12. Tony prepares the windscreen...

Tony Green prepares the windscreen for a Morris Marina

14. The windscreen is put in to the rubber seal...

Morris Marina windscreens is replaced