Video: A youngster has transformed a boring 1970s motors into one of Britain's coolest teenager's cars

The Morris Marina is widely regarded as one of the least cool cars of the past 50 years - with Richard Hammond particularly critical of the family saloon.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 2:52 pm
Updated Wednesday, 18th May 2016, 4:01 pm

But rookie mechanic Patxi Beasley saw potential in the old banger when he came across it for sale on Ebay.

Patxi,18, paid £720 for the now very rare Brooklands Green motor and set about transforming it into a fun alternative to most teenagers’ cars.

He ripped out the 1977 Marina’s powerplant and replaced it with a Ford Mondeo Zetec engine and Ford Sierra gearbox.