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Marcos 3000 GT (Ford Essex V6) wooden chassis



  • €0
  • Body Type: Coupe
  • Full Service History
  • 29,014 Km
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Engine Size: 3.0L
  • Trans: Manual
  • Ext color: Light Blue
  • Int color: Black

The Marcos GT is the name used by the British firm of Marcos Engineering Ltd for all of their cars until the introduction of the Mantis in 1970. Most commonly, the name is used to describe the very low coupé designed by brothers Dennis and Peter Adams.

The car was first introduced as the Marcos 1800 in 1964, with a wooden chassis and a Volvo P1800 engine, although later models had a steel chassis and commonly Ford engines although others were also available. The majority of these sports cars were sold in kit form.

The car was out of production from 1972 until 1981, when small scale kit production recommenced. The original GT continued to be built until 1989 or 1990, being developed into its altered Mantula form. This was further developed into more powerful and aggressively-styled designs, culminating in the 1994 LM600 (which competed in the 1995 Le Mans 24-hour race).

As was the intent with most Marcos products, the GT series saw much competition use. The original 1800 and other 1960s and 1970s Marcos are still competitive in both FIA and HSCC (UK) historic racing series.

New at the October 1968 London Show was the more powerful Marcos 3 litre. Fitted with the single-carb Ford Essex V6 engine (3012E) and transmission from the Ford Zodiac, production beginning in January 1969. Max power is 140 bhp (104 kW) and aside from the badging, this car is most easily recognized by the large, central bonnet bulge necessary to clear the larger engine. The 3 litre has a four-speed manual with a Laycock-de-Normanville Overdrive for the third and fourth gears fitted.

What you need to know about this Marcos 3.0 GT:
– Very good/original condition
– Full history
– Invoices
– Marcos GT Heritage map with documentation
– Magazine regarding the Marcos 3.0 GT
– 5 Original Magnesia Rims
– 4-Speed gearbox with overdrive
– New Avon CR6 tyres
– Extra vent and oil cooler
– 1 of the latest build with a wooden chassis
– Had a body of restauration in Rome and Modena in 1996
– Car cover

Only 100 Marcos GT’s V6 with a wooden chassis were built!

This is 1 of the best on the market and comes with a German registration, that passed the German TUV in April 2020.

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