The Marina was hyped as BL’s rival to the Ford Cortina. Often seen as a rather uninspiring design, the Marina was known for having perilous understeer early on, large engined models. There were two engine sizes available, along with a four door saloon and a two by fastback coupe. An estate version was later added to the range. The Marina was produced between 1971 – 1978 with a total production run in excess of 950,000 vehicles.
Engine: 1798cc 4IL OHV
Maximum speed: 100mph
Produced: 659,852 (all Marina cars)