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1965 MARCOS 1800GT COUPE For Sale

  • 76,900 Miles
  • 1965
  • Dealer
  • United Kingdom

Description

Introduced in 1964, the Marcos 1800GT utilised a development of Marcos’ revolutionary marine-plywood chassis. Made up of over 350 individual pieces glued together, the wooden tub was both lighter and stiffer than its steel counterparts, which, when paired with Volvo’s B18 4-cylinder engine, provided a unique driving experience.

This 1800 is well-known within club circles, having been previously owned for over 45 years by an enthusiastic owner. During their ownership and the ownership of the vendor, significant body and chassis restoration work was undertaken, in addition to a host of mechanical repairs and upgrades, including:

– Larger capacity Volvo B20 engine with twin Weber 42 carbs and a high compression head

– Close ratio 4 speed gearbox, refreshed in 2015 and accompanied by a new clutch, with overdrive

– Stainless steel exhaust system

– External oil cooler

– Custom high-capacity radiator

The larger capacity engine adds to the 1800s sporting credentials, providing plenty of power and more than enough torque to keep up with modern traffic. True to all wood chassis Marcos’, the driving experience is refined for a car of its era, with a large boot and ample interior space adding to its long journey capabilities.

Presented in haze metallic blue with black bumpers and wire wheels, the car is in superb cosmetic condition. The wood chassis has been coated with clear yacht varnish, allowing it to remain visible while being protected. The interior follows the same pattern, with its period-style aquamarine blue interior complimented by the wood motifs that can be seen throughout the car.

The Redline Sportscar Company Ltd

The Redline Sportscar Company Ltd

Dealer
72 Listings since 2021

Vehicle location

Bradford on Avon Wiltshire
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Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Category:
Classic Cars
Region:
Wiltshire
Reference number:
C1723530
Listed on:
08/05/2024
Make:
Marcos
Model:
GT
Year:
1965
Seller type:
Dealer

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