2004 YKC Julietta


2004 YKC Julietta


  • Very rare open topped roadster
  • One of only a handful left
  • 5,000 miles
  • 2.0 litre engine
  • Five speed manual
  • Full all-weather kit plus Tonneau
  • Smoked alloys
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  • Very rare open topped roadster
  • One of only a handful left
  • 5,000 miles
  • 2.0 litre engine
  • Five speed manual
  • Full all-weather kit
  • Tonneau
  • Smoked alloys

The backdrop

The Marlin story began with two open top two-seaters built as one-offs by Paul Moorhouse. Paul was an engineer working for Rolls Royce before friends convinced him to put his hobby into action. The first production car went public with the Alfa Romeo style inspired Marlin in 1979. It was a big hit. The car was light and nimble with a clever chassis designed to maximise the use of running gear from a variety of sources. The first Roadsters were known as Mk 1’s

The business sailed on successfully producing quality cars for a number of years. YKC (Yorkshire Kit Cars) were the Northern Build Agent for Marlin based in Pontefract. In 1992, Paul Moorhouse decided to sell the Roadster and Berlinetta rights. He went off of to concentrate on his next project; building submarines.

There were various versions such as the Imola, Mille Miglia and Juiletta, all based on the classic British Roadster

History & paperwork

  • Registered in June 2004, making it one of the last in production
  • Just five UK based owners
  • Our vendor has owned for just over a year
  • MOT records for the last few years
  • Original sales booklet from YKC
  • Original build manual
  • Service history


  • Adjustable seating
  • Adjustable steering column
  • Leather trim
  • Black carpets
  • Wood rimmed steering wheel

This is every inch the classic British Roadster. Polished aluminium dash, black dials with white numbers, classic 60’s toggle-type switches. The set up in this Julietta is rather lovely.

Another great feature of the Julietta is the fully adjustable seating and steering column. Well thought out details such as leather check-straps on the doors give the whole interior a period flavour. Drop in to the Series One E-type-like short backed bucket seats and everything falls nicely to hand and just feels, well, right to be honest. We are told there are couple of minor marks here and there  but we struggled to see them.


  • Tonneau cover
  • Full sized spare wheel
  • Chrome luggage rack
  • Folding roof
  • Weather protection kit

The Julietta’s Morgan-esque body lines has a lovely flow and style. The outside is described to us as “in very good condition”.  All the brightwork looks good.

The expensive optional weather kit is rare. It provides peace of mind for the changeable British climate and makes the Julietta a supremely practical classic. Underneath we are advised the Julietta is “rock solid”. With a rock solid MOT history to back it up to. The current MOT was issued with no advisories and expires in April 2023.

Our vendor Barry tells us that everywhere he goes he gets stopped by people wanting to chat and take pictures. Be prepared. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.


This Julietta is fitted with 2.0 litre Ford Pinto engine mated to a five speed transmission. The 100bhp makes the nimble Julietta into a very lively car.

The popular and reliable running gear means the Julietta is also easy to maintain and live with. It has a replacement carburettor fitted recently

With just over 5,000 miles in nearly two decades, the Julietta still feels taught and tight. The whole thing is probably just about run-in. Added to that the series of ‘clean’ MOT’s should give bidders the confidence that brakes, suspension and other mechanicals are all in good order

Bottom line

Classic British Roadsters remain the evergreen classic car. Everyone at some point in their life should have one. Jumping in. Firing it up. Blasting through some country lanes to a pub lunch. It’s what classic car ownership is all about.

Not everyone can afford fifty grand for new Morgan, or wants the uncertainty of well sorted 1950’s MGA, at nigh on thirty grand.

The Julietta is a great place to start. Fabulous fun. Stunning good looks. Modern engineering and comfort levels. All at a third of the price.

The special USP this Julietta has is scarcity value. The records are far from perfect. But we’re told there are only a handful of these left. It could be as low as just five cars.

A great all-round package and money in the bank too. Don’t hang about.

*Please note that some internal images and the underside were taken c15 months ago but we have been advised that are no significant changes *

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Vehicle Location: Stockport SK4 – it’s the responsibility of the buyer to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor post auction.

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t************************k £5,250.00 2023-01-14 11:53:05
t******t £5,000.00 2023-01-10 13:25:18
d************3 £4,750.00 2023-01-13 18:11:39
d************3 £4,250.00 2023-01-13 18:10:55
d************3 £3,750.00 2023-01-13 18:10:19
d************3 £3,250.00 2023-01-13 18:09:33
r**********o £2,750.00 2023-01-11 18:12:39
f*********7 £2,250.00 2023-01-10 13:35:56
f*********7 £1,750.00 2023-01-10 13:35:30
f*********7 £1,250.00 2023-01-10 12:54:18
j*****************m £1,000.00 2023-01-03 20:20:17
Start auction £1,000.00 19/12/2022 12:00 AM

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