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Marcelline the 1.4 Sporting

Say hello to my new daily driver, Marcelline!






She's a 1.4 Sporting, picked up off eBay for a mere 519! She's going to be my new daily driver to replace the Pajero as I'm getting pissed off at how much petrol that thing uses!

Plans? Not a lot, replace the wheels with something OEM, replace the headunit with something that has bluetooth and that's pretty much it.

The previous owner's didn't really seem to take much care of her so I'm hoping to rectify that, step one was a wash as I don't think she'd been properly cleaned in so long that, well, I'll let these pictures of my clay bar do the talking ...


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Re: Marcelline the 1.4 Sporting

I'm a sucker for a mk2b 1.4 sporting
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I'm a sucker for a mk2b 1.4 sporting
I'm glad I'm not the only one, @blu73 was starting to make me feel like a freak for preferring the Mk2b Sporting, as opposed to the Mk2
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Looks better clean. And you are a freak.... just not because you prefer mk2b.
I just don't understand why people prefer them myself, they look German to me
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It's a much better quality car than the mk2. That 1.4 16v engine is a gem too. Just a shame about the googly big headlamps .
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Re: Marcelline the 1.4 Sporting

Which is fair.. doubt I will ever buy a Mk2 but I would probably get a 1.8hgt and I think they only came in the earlier style
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Re: Marcelline the 1.4 Sporting

Nice car, you seem to have got a good buy there.

I approve of your plans... some nice standard Fiat Sporting or HGT wheels would be ideal, unless you find some Abarths to go with that impressive exhaust...
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Which is fair.. doubt I will ever buy a Mk2 but I would probably get a 1.8hgt and I think they only came in the earlier style

Nope they didn't, there was a 1.8 HGT mk2b and a diesel HGT as well however the 1.4 was a better engine, far less fragile than the 1.8 Alfa engined HGT.
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Nope they didn't, there was a 1.8 HGT mk2b and a diesel HGT as well however the 1.4 was a better engine, far less fragile than the 1.8 Alfa engined HGT.
I initially wanted the HGT JTD but this was just too good a price to pass up.
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Showing my lack of Mk2 punto knowledge lol... just drop a gt engine in one and jobs a good'un lol. Shame they never did a turbo Mk2!!
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I initially wanted the HGT JTD but this was just too good a price to pass up.

I had one it was an awesome car but they are few and far between and often mistreated. The 1.4 is equally a nice car and probably faster and handles better. Also less gizmos to go wrong, our HGT JTD Had quite a few issues
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Not a massive fan of the exhaust - it's a bit too in your face for my liking but it's been well installed with the bumper. Is the exhaust stainless all the way through?
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Not a massive fan of the exhaust - it's a bit too in your face for my liking but it's been well installed with the bumper. Is the exhaust stainless all the way through?
Yeah it's not the kind of thing I would choose personally, and it sticks out way too far for my liking, but you're right, the bumper could definitely have been cut much worse! I've not really stuck my head underneath tbh but I suspect it's just the backbox.

Edit: Just noticed you're in N. Yorks, I bought the car from York
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Re: Marcelline the 1.4 Sporting

So....... When are we stealing the engine and dropping in the Thunderbird4?
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