Morris Marina TC Coupe T Shirt

Morris Marina TC Coupe T Shirt


The Morris Marina, introduced in April 1971, was mechanically very simple, powered initially by the venerable 1.3 A Series and 1.8 B series engines, with a 4 speed gearbox, rear wheel drive and a live rear axle.

This simplicity was at odds with other front-wheel-drive Leyland products of the time, but it meant that the Marina could compete in the conservative fleet market dominated by the likes of the Ford’s Escort & Cortina, Vauxhall’s Viva and Hillman’s Avenger and Hunter.

They were turbulent times at Leyland and money was tight so there were some compromises to be made, not least in the simple suspension set up that was based on the ancient Morris Minor and endowed the very early cars with woeful understeer, particularly in more powerful twin carb 1800 format. This was later improved, though the Marina could never be described as a sharp handler.

Ironically funds also didn’t stretch to stretching the doors on the 2 door coupé version. The original aim was for it to compete with the sporty Ford Capri but those saloon front doors just didn’t really cut it.

The Marina has since become much maligned and the butt of many lazy jokes, but the truth is that it wasn’t a bad car, just a bit too staid in both styling and execution, and it’s easy to forget that it was the third best selling car in the UK in the seventies.

The t-shirt is based on a contemporary press ad and while it could be argued that the original wording might be pushing it a bit, the sporty 1800TC Coupé featured has definitely earned a certain retro cool now.

The high contrast style of the image means that it is only available in black, but the good news is that sizes go all the way up to 5XL!

Read the story of the Morris Marina here on the excellent aronline website.

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Morris Marina T Shirt Details

The Morris Marina design is printed onto Gildan Heavy Cotton t-shirts, which are a good quality 185 gsm, regular fit garment.


Size guide as follows: Small 34/36” chest; Medium 38/40”; Large 42/44”; XL 46/48”; 2XL 50/52” 3XL 54/56”; 4XL 58/60”; 5XL 62/64”. We have provided a size guide to help you – if possible compare the sizes to a well fitting t-shirt that you own already.  Please choose your size carefully.

Please take a moment to read about how this item is printed and washing and care instructions.

These shirts are custom designed tribute items and are not official merchandise. The designs featured are for decorative purposes and imply no connection or endorsement to or from the subject.

Additional information

Weight 350 g
Dimensions 350 × 248 × 24 mm

2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL, Extra Large, Large, Medium, Small


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