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Marcos GT original classic Jem Marsh era car For Sale (1971)Wonderful classic 1971 Marcos 2 litre steel-chassis V4 GT. Original classic basketweave interior, newly rebuilt professionally by Redline Sportscars with rebuilt engine, stage 2 heads, new radiator, refurbished cosmic wheels with new tyres and resprayed in deep metallic blue. Has upgraded alternator (original car had a dynamo).
The car looks stunning and represents a very rare vehicle and a sound investment. These 2 litre cars are now very rare and only a handful are thought to be left. Recent work includes new side and rear windows and recovered webasto sunroof. Sold with MOT and tax (although she is free.) A car for the collector and very very hard to find these days in good condition. I also have a signifiacnt history details and the car was in storage for about 30 years before I owned her and re-taxed her last year!
Only selling as I am moving house and will not have sufficient garage space in future. Needs to go so come and have a coffee and haggle!
NOTE about Marcos Cars
The British sports car industry is renowned for producing fantastic sports cars that offer great style and a unique driving experience. Often the quest to create cars that brought great success both on the road and on the circuit was often outweighed by the true commercial economics to produce them profitably generally leading to a turbulent existence.
Companies like Lotus, TVR, Ginetta and Marcos are all names that have succeeded and failed in equal measure over the years.
Jem Marsh and Frank Costin, who took the first three letters of their surnames to devise a name for the new company, founded the Marcos marque in 1959. The first cars drew on Costinís aviation experience and were remarkable in their use of wood laminates for the monocoque body/chassis unit. Lightweight and good streamlining gave outstanding performance from the relatively modest 1 litre and 1.5 litre Ford engines they used.
Marcos earned its market pedigree on the racetrack in the early days with notable customers including Jackie Stewart, Derek Bell, Jackie Oliver and Jonathan Palmer.
They continued to build various models through the turbulent 60s, and 70s. This car is therefore a piece of history.