Patxi Beasley’s Marina demonstrated its drifting ability

An 18-year-old car enthusiast has ensured that at least one of the 1.2 million Morris Marinas and Itals built can cut it on today’s streets and if needed, on track. Patxi Beasley’s ‘Mutant Marina’ retains the predictable lines that was familiar transport for many families in the 1970s but underneath the fading Brooklands Green paint and period dealer stickers resides an altogether different beast. Affectionately known as ‘Myrtle’, it’s now a hybrid of Ford and British Leyland.