Discover (and save!) C $26.74 +C $8.02 shipping. eval(ez_write_tag([[300,250],'barnfinds_com-box-4','ezslot_14',135,'0','0'])); The interior has been retrimmed in, what the seller refers to as, the correct black “Ambla and Cirrus materials” with a new Elm veneer dash. I went on to win the production class at the Nurburgring 500 km race in 1963. Une Marcos Mantis 3 L de 1970. Fitted with the Triumph 2 ½ litre straight six fuel injected engine featuring a 4 speed gearbox with overdrive. Had some successful runs in competition, too, I understand. Problems with exporting cars to the USA and … Yes, unconventional, but oddly appealing; a nice combination between retro and futurist. Speaking of plywood wonders, I was always enamored with the Imp powered Davrian Mk. The next Mantis, the four-seater M70, was launched in 1970 and had a fuel-injected 2.5-litre Triumph TR6 six-cylinder injected engine mated to a four-speed gearbox. Discover (and save!) Wish I could find a wide set for my bolt pattern, but seems they’re only made to fit VW T2s these days. This is easily accessible stuff. The front end reminds me of a Plymouth Omni 024 and the kick-up in the quarters, over the rear wheels, is reminiscent of Coke bottle styling used on ’65 to ’68 Chevrolet Impalas. Established in 1972, this is is a club run by enthusiasts for enthusiasts. And write an article. It has a great personality. To my mind ALL Marcos designs were funny looking, some of them even hideous. Do you know where in Dol Marcos were based? Registered Member. Bassmen. Kenilworth? I do like the wheels though, they are very fitting for the entire presentation! En 1963, Marcos présente la GT 1800 qui conserve son châssis en bois mais s’équipe d’un 4 cylindres Volvo issu de la P1800. Nov 29, 2020 • For Sale • 80 Comments. Even if those drivers launched their careers with this car, it had no styling. I also have the prototype Luton Gullwing in Wimauma Florida which should be ready for the road/track shortly. Costin left the company in 1961, disagreeing with Marsh about the aesthetics of the “Ugly Duckling, which though ugly, launched the careers of Jackies Stewart and Oliver. I have no clue what your looking at….not even close to futuristic.   |   So they never tested the cars in North Wales. Make Offer - Corgi #312 MARCOS MANTIS Whizzwheels diecast. This 1972 Marcos Mantis M70 is said to be one of only 32 ever made. ... 1971 Marcos Mantis M70. I don not like this car at all! A full four seater as opposed to a 2+2, they’re said to be fast, capable handlers with a large, comfy cabin and a decent amount of luggage space. My 4year old son can come up with a better looking car…. Terms of Use, All contents © 2020 The best vintage and classic cars for sale online | Bring a Trailer, Voting Now Open: 2020 BaT People's Choice Best Feature, Voting Now Open: 2020 BaT Photo Gallery of the Year, Voting Now Open: 2020 BaT Video of the Year, Voting Now Open: 2020 BaT Success Story of the Year, Road and Track Experience: Beyond City Limits – Austin, Texas, Lake Tahoe Wooden Boat Concours d’Elegance. 1970 Marcos Mantis M70 £25,995 A rare opportunity to own 1 of only 32 ever to be produced Marcos 2+2. Enjoy a short clip of two rare Marcos Mantis V8 GT Supercharged roll by. Great handling little thing. It really has some unusual proportions. 335 1. You say Marcos was “briefly” a British manufacturer? There are lots of Photos of the prototype being built taken by George Phillips whose archive is now held at the REVS Institute at Naples in Florida. It is Zagato gone extreme. It’s either my spicy cheese omelette or looking at this car that is making me nauseous. Only beauty will save the world — Fyodor Dostojewski. Brian Cunnington (Marcos's ex-Lotus design engineer) designed the chassis and productionalised the vehicle. Having followed Barnfinds for years, I’m pretty sure this car now has the record of most goofball comments ever. Marcos? The sale was occasioned by the company's reorganisation and move to a smaller factory. Costin left Marcos several years earlier, so had no hand in the Mantis. It does have some of their foibles as seen in their other designs – check out the Probe 15 and 16. LOL. I realize now that this car isn’t that bad looking considering it’s make out of 3/4″ plywood. The car was styled by Dennis Adams with input from Jem Marsh. This is one of them. £4.50 postage. Interest Based Ads • Free want ads, https://historicmarcosregister.com/80snk/, Definitely A Barn Find? Beyond that, the overly tall greenhouse looks just plopped on – it’s a kit-bash of stuff occurring all at once. It’s believed that the costly process to legalize the Marcos GT for American markets and the development of the radical Marcos Mantis dwindled the company’s funds. Marcos was founded in Dolgellau, North Wales, in 1959, by Speedex cars’ Jem Marsh with aerodynamicist Frank Costin. Make Offer - Original Corgi Toys Diecast Model Car WHIZZWHEELS 312 Marcos Mantis in Box. Alfa Cars Replica Cars Car Photos Maserati Motor Car Cars Motorcycles Cool Cars Dream Cars Super Cars. Parts are everywhere and the only issue would be driving it on the street with a bunch of idiots out there, related to body damage of any kind. And here’s just such an example, a 1970 Marcos Mantis M70. your own Pins on Pinterest Any car would look appealing after so many beers….LOL. Maybe not the best idea in the long run, but it sure made a unique car that was amazingly light. Marsh re-launched the company in the 1980s, made some splash (including Le Mans entries) with V8 variations on the traditional GT, activity ending in bankruptcy again around 2000 +/-. $34.99 +$6.30 shipping. It’s an esoteric beauty. And here’s just such an example, a 1970 Marcos Mantis M70. John Sutton, I lived near Dogellau for many years. 1 auction now live. Give it a go! The Marcos chassis were built at Dolgellau and then shipped to Luton on the roof of their old Ford van, there are photos of mine being shipped that way. One of the early ones with the plywood. 1970s Marcos Mantis M70 sports car . Well, what can I say except the cockpit is on the wrong side, the passenger windows look like an observatory, the rear deck a Christmas tree and the front like the jolly green giant put his foot down. Operations spanned the years from 1959 until 2007 with a cease in operations between 1971 and 1976 due to export problems and costs associated with a later move from Kenilworth to Westbury. Okay I’m stepping up in defense of the Mantis. This has the look of a kit car. Marcos did not make many cars,though i knew someone who had one.They also built the Mini Marcos (google it).That was a funny looking thing! Very bad sportsmen, and the same happened with my 1961 Luton Gullwing when it raced in Canada. Marcos was built in Bradford-on-Avon, where this car is for sale. I much prefer the Marcos1800 GT. Plenty of airline tickets available. Hmm buy this one and crush and then seek out the other survivors…. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'barnfinds_com-medrectangle-4','ezslot_2',106,'0','0'])); Any way you cut it, this M70, to my eyes, is a very awkward looking car. Just what the auto world needed- “A less reliable and more quirky Lotus”. However: I a not an expert, just know stuff andstraight off the bat without reference to Wikipedia or anything other than my head: Marcos was a UK specialist builder of sports cars founded by Jem Marsh and Frank Costin. Marsh, de son côté, poursuit l’activité avec l’aide de deux frères, Dennis et Peter Adams. This Mantis is located in Bradford on Avon Wiltshire, U.K. and is available, here on Car & Classic for 25,995 Pounds Sterling (about $34,500). John Sutton, Under the boot is a 2.5-liter Triumph, in-line, six-cylinder, engine turning through a four-speed manual transmission. eval(ez_write_tag([[580,400],'barnfinds_com-medrectangle-3','ezslot_3',134,'0','0'])); Briefly, Marcos Engineering was a British sports car manufacturer, originating in North Wales and then relocating in the early ’60s to Kenilworth, England. Stu, I’m pretty sure that was sarcasm. Chassis is metal on these. Are you kidding me? eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'barnfinds_com-box-3','ezslot_16',143,'0','0'])); I always assume that I have a fair knowledge of varying automobile marques until I realize that I don’t. Marcos was founded in Luton, in Bedfordshire, England, in 1959 by Jem Marsh and Frank Costin. Production of the M70 ceased in 1972 due to Marcos’ previously referenced financial distress. Personally, I would love to experience driving anything from such accomplished designers. But then I hadn’t seen the first Marcos that was truly hideous so it was really the good looking 1800 and 3-litre that were the exception! 2. Make Offer - Vintage Corgi Toys~Die Cast Car~MARCOS … Said to have 44k original miles from new, it was rebuilt in the 80’s and has more recently been recommissioned. Marcos is Jem Marsh/Frank Costin. Fitted with the Triumph 2 ½ litre straight six fuel injected engine featuring a 4 speed gearbox with overdrive. I would own it if I had the room simply because of what it is, and I’m not interested in its upside potential and so on. While not knowing the rare sports car market in the U.K., this is enough of a specialty model that it will probably find a new owner in the form of a collector or maybe a Marcos enthusiast. Its like a Chevrolet Monza designed by the USSR. Super light and actually goes pretty good. Helped a friend refresh an 1800GT. • Autogespot - Marcos Mantis M70 As the seller states, this is one of only 32 built and it is a rare automobile. They probably replaced them with Azteks & Jukes. Enter the Adams brothers who penned the beautiful 1800GT, Mini Marcos, the cutting edge Probe (for themselves) and the horrible Mantis. Click & Collect . I’d drive this all day long and twice on Sundays. A rare opportunity to own 1 of only 32 ever to be produced Marcos 2+2. North Wales? With that thought, let’s take a close look at this restored example, and don’t be afraid to pipe up if I get something wrong. Like the seller says, this is “A rare chance to own a veryunique example of British motoring history (and styling).” The sale is said to include a wealth of Marcos paraphernalia like catalogs and magazine articles,though there’s no mention of service or maintenance records. Just a short hike up the M1 from Wooly Bush. eBay watch: Very rare 1970s Marcos Mantis M70 sports car - Retro to Go. RULES: No profanity, politics, or personal attacks. • Early access to every find They must have had very weak p/w motors back then – overseas, looking at the amt of glass that goes down.   |   Jim, if you don´t know about something, let someone else write it up. This Mantis has recently been restored to a high standard and presented in stunning Marcos Earls Court metallic blue paintwork. Make Offer - Corgi Mini Marcos GT850. How could they not have sold hundreds of thousands of these beautiful feats of engineering and design? Corgi Mini Marcos GT850. The ignorance of people never ceases to amaze me. Top Rated Plus. Vintage Corgi Toys~Die Cast Car~MARCOS 3 LITRE~1970s Whizzwheels~Blue. Race car production was relocated to the Netherlands while road car production moved to Kenilworth, Warwickshire, England. Pontiac Aztek Amc Gremlin Aston Martin Lagonda Classic Car Show Classic Cars Estilo James Bond Nissan Transportation Technology Hell On Wheels. More information 1972 Marcos Mantis M70 For Sale Rear Oct 19, 2013 - Learn more about Never Seen One: 1972 Marcos Mantis M70 on Bring a Trailer, the home of the best vintage and classic cars online. Think of a Marcos on the same level as a TVR in that they are a less reliable and more quirky Lotus. Thanks so much for chiming in on BF with some real history and an extraordinary perspective! Exotic Car Spots | Worldwide & Hourly Updated! Seulement 32 Mantis M70 sont vendues [6], la marque dépose le bilan en 1971 et est rachetée par un groupe industriel qui poursuit la production sur le marché britannique pendant une courte durée [2]. Special thanks to BaT reader Dominic O. for this submission! All at once Xylon à la Mini Marcos, en passant par la GT, we hope finds. 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