1965 Marcos 1800 GT - FIA PapersSOLD

COYS - Sports Racing and Grand Prix Cars - Brands Hatch - 27th May 2007

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Estimate: £38,000-42,000

Sold £40,875

Founded by Jem Marsh and legendary aerodynamicist Frank Costin in 1959 Marcos Cars would become one of the many success stories in the history of British involvement in motor racing. Many famous drivers were to cut their teeth in such cars including Jackie Stewart, Derek Bell and Jonathan Palmer.

Unveiled at the 1963 Earls Court racing car show, the GT was a sensation. At 43 inches at the roof, this was one of the lowest cars ever produced and its long bonnet and Kamm tail, although reminiscent of the E-Type and even the Ferrari GTO, were remarkable for their time, especially for a small manufacturer like Marcos. The GT was wooden chassised and equipped with a Volvo engine from the P1800 and had a complex De Dion rear suspension and heavily sculpted dashboard.

This particular car was manufactured in 1965 and is described as being in excellent condition. The car has recently been completely rebuilt with a new chassis and light weight body and features all the latest FIA legal modifications. It has been racing for the past 20 years and for the last 15 of these has been prepared and run by leading Marcos specialists Methley Motorsport. The car was purchased by the current owner 5 years ago and no expense has been spared since. The car is supplied with the new HTP papers.

Eligible for many events including the HSCC Guards Trophy, FIA, Cloth Cap and other European series as well as endurance races such as the Marathon on the famous Nordschleife. The car has been only lightly raced in late 2006 since a major £25,000 overhaul in 2005, qualifying 8th overall out of 100 cars in the Marathon at the Nordschleife and was the fastest Marcos at Sp, proving that this is a very competitive machine. This is well prepared and sought after race car that is ready to be used in historic race events throughout Europe and is supplied with FIA papers.

Reference Number 9471

as of 5/13/2007

Car 1965 Marcos 1800 GT - FIA Papers
VIN 4095