1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086

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Lot 181
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé
Registration no. MYU 618D Chassis no. 4086

£ 35,000 - 45,000
US$ 43,000 - 55,000
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé
Registration no. MYU 618D
Chassis no. 4086
*Converted into a competition car by David Methley of Farnham Engine Services
*Present ownership since May 2014
*Professionally maintained with no expense spared
*Engine rebuilt in April 2018 (157bhp)
*New FIA papers (expiring 2030)

Footnotes

  • This well-known Marcos racer has competed in various HSCC championships for five years. Being an FIA car, it is eligible for the Spa 6 Hours, where a well-driven example finished 11th ahead of expensive exotica such as Ford GT40s and the like. This Marcos is a very robust car that can compete with the best and hold its head high in any race series for which it is eligible. Finished in red with a red, blue and white racing stripe, it could be seen as finished in Tour de France colours or rather running a Dutch flag through its entire length (the owner is half Dutch).

    This particular Marcos 1800GT was manufactured in 1965 and first registered in 1966. The current owner bought '4086' in May 2014 when it was extensively refreshed by Mark Linstone, who had trained with David Methley of Farnham Engine Services. Originally prepared and converted into a competition car by David, the Marcos was regularly campaigned by its owner throughout 2014, 2015 and 2016. In 2016 the owner bought a TVR Tuscan and turned his attentions to that car, using the Marcos less frequently but still regularly (five outings per year).

    Professionally maintained with little regard to cost, the car benefits from an engine rebuild by Tom Smith Motorsport in April 2018 (157bhp), since when it has run for circa two hours in 2018 and around the same amount of time in 2019. A substantial amount of paperwork accompanies the car including new FIA papers; a quantity of MoTs; HSCC papers; FIA Historic Vehicle Identity Form; MSA Historic Technical Passport; and numerous invoices from Marcos specialists detailing all work carried out during and before the vendor's ownership. The car also comes with a valuable spares package that includes a dismantled engine (believed 90% complete); a close-ratio gearbox; an incomplete standard gearbox; the original doors, boot lid, seats and window glass; plus two complete sets of wheels and one set with almost brand new Dunlops (full list available).

    Eligible for a wide variety of events including the HSCC Guards Trophy, HRS, FIA, and other European series, this Marcos has been lightly but regularly raced in the last three years and has proved to be a very competitive machine, ready to compete in historic race events throughout Europe.
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1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086
1965 Marcos 1800GT Competition Coupé  Chassis no. 4086
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