Marina a colourful character

The Morris Marina Coupe started life orange.

My first car was a 1976 Marina Coupe which I bought in 1979.

I learned to drive in her. My husband David and I toured in her as well as me using her for work.

We covered 100,000 miles in the seven years we had her.

She spent a lot of time towing as we had a trailer for firewood and also a caravan for holidays.

David persuaded me to have her resprayed light chocolate brown and banana yellow! Bless him.

Unfortunately in 1986, on the way to work, I bowled her over and she was written off.

I was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt, but my pride and joy was gone.

Rita Rowley, Shelfanger Road, Diss.

We’d love to hear your own story of your first car. If you’d like to see it on our drive24 blog, send your memory with a photo to Sadie.Jennings@archant.co.uk.

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