Marcos Mantis M70 – 1970


From its inception in 1959, Marcos had been associated with the race track rather than the road. The company’s founders, engineers Jem Marsh and Frank Costin made a name for themselves among the racing fraternity by building cars that, although not always beautiful, performed outstandingly well.

Marcos 1800 GT – 1963

Marcos 1800 GT - 1963

The Marcos biography covers a succession of bankruptcies interrupted by interesting cars, starting with the company’s foundation in 1959 by Frank Costin and Jem Marsh. Their first effort was a GT that appeared in 1960 with then-fashionable gullwing doors and an odd four-piece windscreen.