- Genuine "factory" GT3
- Excellent price/performance ratio
- Sold by the owner of Marcos
Founded in 1956 by Jem MARSH and Frank COSTIN, MARCOS is a brand of sports cars emblematic of the British "fighting spirit". Once confined to the small cars categories, the MARCOS had left their mark at the 1966 Le Mans 24 Hours, with the the Claude BALLOT LENA - Jean Louis MARNAT crew. After buying MARCOS from Jem MARSH in 1999, a Dutch consortium called Eurotech Viking gave a second chance to these singular racing cars by relaunching the manufacture of models intended for competition, within the framework of the big tourism races supervised by the FIA. The model on offer is a GT3 version of the Marcos Mantis which distinguished itself in the higly competitive Belcar Belgian Championship of Grand Tourism between 2002 and 2005 driven by works driver Cor Euser, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Danny van Dongen and Dutch Speed skating world champion Rintje Ritsma as well as Eurotech-Viking owner founder Wim Noorman who is now selling this personal race car. The car was exploited in race by the Eurotech team. Our Marcos participated three times in the 24 Hours of Zolder, has also raced in Spa, and undoubtedly remains one of the most competitive on the today's market. It has an advanced development which differentiates it completely from the Mantis Challenge. Along with its 500 bhp dry sump Ford DOHC Modular V8 engine, it is equipped with large Brembo brakes, adjustable suspension and a Hollinger sequential gearbox. Built in 5 units in this FIA GT3 configuration the car is exactly as it had left the Assen TT track in September 2007 and needs to be restored. This model constitutes a formidable alternative in the GT3 category to the Porsche 996 and presents the advantage of having first-class performances for a very reasonable maintenance cost.
Auction estimate: €60 000/100 000
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