Lot 63 (Chateau Impney, 9th December 2015)
Registration No: KEJ796H
Chassis No: 3M/5720
Mot Expiry: Nov 2016
- Huge history file
- 3.0 Essex V6 engine and stainless steel exhaust
- Internal roll cage and 3 point harnesses
Unveiled at the 1968 London Motor Show, the Marcos 3-litre was initially powered by Ford's venerable Essex V6 developing some 140 bhp and providing 120 mph performance. Volvo and Triumph units were later also used. Production commenced in January 1969 and demand from America meant the factory was producing three cars a week and looking to expand its premises by the end of the year. Sadly, with US federal regulations getting ever more stringent and demand drying up the company was forced to pull out of the American market. This, coupled with VAT being introduced on kit cars in the UK and the cost of developing the Mantis, meant the firm was forced to close in 1971. Production would not recommence until 1981.
Powered by an Essex V6 engine coupled to a four-speed manual transmission with overdrive, this car's specification includes an internal rollcage, 3-point harness, electronic ignition, stainless steel exhaust, 13" Mini Lite alloys and Pipercross filters. Described as having "good" bodywork, engine and transmission with "average" paint it is offered with Swansea V5 and is expected to possess a fresh MoT by the time of sale.