Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Mini Marcos

On Sunday we stumbled upon a gathering of classic cars in Christchurch.  One car that caught my plastics spotting eye was this bright yellow Mini Marcos. 

This particular example dates from 1980 but the Mini Marcos was introduced by the British Sports Car manufacturer, Marcos, in 1965.  In fact a Mini Marcos took part, and finished, the Le Mans 24hour race in 1966.

The monocoque body is moulded in fibre glass also known as glass reinforced plastic (GRP) and is mounted on a Mini subframe. The car was sold in kit form as well as complete cars. 

In 2005 Marcos Heritage Spares Limited relaunched the car using the original moulds and jigs. More information can be found at their website.

Louise Dennis (Assistant Curator)

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