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1966-1965 MARCOS 1500/1600 specifications

1966-1965 MARCOS 1500/1600 specifications Classic and Performance Car

In an attempt to widen the appeal of the GT, Ford engines replaced the expensive Volvo, while the sophisticated semi-trailing arm/de Dion rear suspension layout of the 1800 was thrown out in favour of a simpler live axle. Price was usefully lower and in kit form the 1500 proved a more popular choice than its more exotic predecessor – although only 290 were made in total. Performance predictably suffered, and the roadholding wasn’t as good, but widely available parts and specialist back-up today make them a sensible and charismatic DIY sports car.

Production

  • Production:
    82/192
  • Price at launch:
    £1,606
  • Price (excellent)
    £8,000
  • Price (good):
    £6,750
  • Price (average):
    £3,500
  • Price (project):
    £2,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    8.7secs
  • Top speed:
    120.0mph
  • Power:
    120.0bhp
  • Torque:
    126.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    de Dion axle, coil spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4077mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2273mm
  • Width:
    1588mm
  • Height:
    1054mm
  • Weight:
    750kgs

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