loading Loading please wait....

1964-1968 MARCOS 1800 GT specifications


Founded by Jem Marsh and Frank Costin, Marcos’ core values revolved around sports cars designed for maximum efficiency and lightness – unusually for cars of their era, extensive use of wood was used in their construction. The 1800 GT was introduced to move Marcos into the MGB market, despite being available in kit form. Powered by a Volvo engine (an unusual step for a British specialist at the time), and featuring an advanced suspension layout, it was a quick and fine-handling alternative. However, the price was on the high side, and sales remained disappointing.

Production

  • Production:
    99
  • Price at launch:
    £1,645
  • Price (excellent)
    £13,000
  • Price (good):
    £10,000
  • Price (average):
    £7,500
  • Price (project):
    £4,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.1secs
  • Top speed:
    115.0mph
  • Power:
    114.0bhp
  • Torque:
    110.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil spring
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and glassfibre body
  • Transmission:
    4-speed manual with overdrive

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4077mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2273mm
  • Width:
    1588mm
  • Height:
    1054mm
  • Weight:
    767kgs

more on this car

Related content