Javelin acquire the Marlin Cabrio Kit -
'Lock Stock and Barrel' on 12 July 2006.
from JAVELIN SPORTS CARS LTD.
'Javelin Sports Cars Acquire Cabrio
Dave and Caroline Kitson who are active
members of the Marlin Owners Club and proud owners of a V8 powered
Cabrio, have acquired the complete Cabrio project from Marlin Cars and
are trading as Javelin Sports Cars Ltd, based in Bradford West
The name has been inspired by the
proximity of the site of Jowett Cars, who made the world renowned
Javelin model back in the 1950's.
Building on the success of the original
Sierra based design and the Mk.2 lwb car, Javelin will be working
closely with Marlin to develop the Mk.3 Cabrio using a BMW 3-series (E30
model) as the donor car. Using the straight six 2.5 litre engine as the
standard power unit, the new sports car will be available in three
options - kit, part built, or as a fully built turnkey model.
Marlin directors Mark and Terry Matthews
are sad to see the Cabrio go, but the sale will now allow them to
concentrate on other models in their own range. They are confident in
Javelin that it is going to a good home and as Marlin are to continue to
supply the chassis and engineering know-how, customers can rest assured
that the new Javelin Mk3 Cabrio will perform even better than the
Existing Cabrio builders will continue to
be serviced with parts and assistance through Marlin, but for those
wishing to start building a Sierra based Mk2, or order the new Mk3 BMW
based Cabrio sports car, these are now only available through Javelin.
For further information please contact
Dave or Caroline Kitson on 01274-619608.
Look out for the new Mk3 Cabrio BMW
appearing at shows later this year!