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1965-1974 MARCOS Mini-Marcos specifications

1965-1974 MARCOS Mini-Marcos specifications Classic and Performance Car

An cottage industry of specialists had emerged making the humble BMC Mini do things that its creator, Alec Issignonis, had never imagined for it. The Mini-Marcos was one such car, combining a lightweight low-drag fibreglass monocoque with the front-wheel-drive car’s drivetrain and suspension. It proved a successful combination, not only dynamically, but commercially, too – and when Marcos folded in 1971, the Mini-Marcos continued in various guises, and arguably inspired the Midas of the 1980s. The original has plenty of appeal, though – and good examples fetch strong money.

Production

  • Production:
    700
  • Price at launch:
    £199
  • Price (excellent)
    £3,600
  • Price (good):
    £3,000
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £800

Performance

  • Top speed:
    75.0mph
  • Power:
    34.0bhp
  • Torque:
    44.0lb/ft

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, rubber spring and damper units
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, rubber spring and damper units
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    glassfibre monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3467mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2007mm
  • Width:
    1334mm
  • Height:
    1168mm
  • Weight:
    483kgs
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