|Reg Date||13/05/1996||Body Style||Amphibious|
cool , interesting and very rare . Finished in the correct blue , complimented with contrasting interior. A Low mileage example of Dutton's cult classic She has a 1753cc diesel engine with 5-speed manual transmission Recently subject to a new cambelt, new bearings and outdrive work The Appeal Perhaps the world's most prolific manufacturer of Amphibious cars, Tim Dutton of Dutton Cars started off producing a wide range of fabulous kit cars, these quirky little water-going motors have proven to have a marvellous flair for longevity. This example is a particularly early Mariner, with a 1.8L Twin-jet spec , and all of its inevitable reliability firmly in hand. The car has recently been subject to some extensive work, has a valid MOT until August 2024, and still carries a quintessentially retro colour scheme. Built in 1996, setting this Mariner as a very early exampleFirst registered in May 1996The car went through two keepers before reaching the last owner owning this interesting car since June 2018Currently indicates 12,926 miles, which we believes is authenticThe car has recently been subject to A new cambelt around 3 months agoNew oil for the outdrive pumpNew bearing for the front passenger wheelOutdrives stripped and serviced with new cables, seals and bearings.The InteriorCustom interior by Dutton Cars, built for waterproofing and durabilityAngular lineage of the Fiesta Dash is still intactAll dials and instruments are clean and easy to readEchopilot compact sonarThe car's interior options are all reportedly in good orderThe car's vinyl seats are in good condition with no rips or tearsThe vendor does note that the rear plastics are a little loose, howeverThe floors look solid and present no issuesThe doors - with their suitably heightened sills - are in good order with no faults to reportUltimately, it appears to be a clean and nicely-kept example throughoutAs expected for an amphibious car, there is no boot to speak ofWhile there's naturally very little provision for luxury in an amphibious car, this Mariner does carry all of the mod-cons you'd expect of a mid-90s Fiesta. The Dutton Indicator panel takes pride of place, while the custom seats really set it all apart. As far as a water-going car goes, you'd be hard-pressed to find better. The Exterior Lightweight, Dutton-designed plastic shellSonar equipment looks in good orderImpressive blue and orange colour scheme sets a quintessentially 90s toneThe bodywork is in excellent order throughout for the car's ageWe can't see any significant signs of paint loss or unseemly gapsThe car's seals are reportedly all watertight with nothing of concern to reportThe glasswork, trims and lenses are all in good, clean conditionThe wheel arches and suspension all look solidThe car is sat on its original Ford alloys, which present wellThese are shod in a full set of Technic TyresThe Mariner is a particularly impressive-looking amphibious motor - with a tall stance and curved bow, it's fair to say that it looks the part. The bright orange decals really finish this quirky water-going vehicle's appearance, and the entire car is in good, clean condition with only the lightest signs of wear on display. The Mechanics 1753cc diesel engine 5-speed manual transmissionTwin-jet propulsion system when in the waterThe engine bay presents well with no significant faults to reportWe understand the car to be driving very well both on land and in waterThe car has recently been subject to:A new cambelt around 3 months agoNew oil for the outdrive pumpNew bearing for the front passenger wheelOutdrives stripped and serviced with new cables, seals and bearingsWith its deceptively simple mechanics, this Mariner shares much of the tight-handling, laid-back nature of the Fiesta it's based upon. We've not been informed of any mechanical issues, and the recent mechanical work has left it in what appears to be superb fettle.SummaryThese twin-jet Mariners are particularly rare, not to mention a lot of fun on the water
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