Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1969 Marcos 1600 GT

Take a good look at this car. It was designed in 1963. The designers were brothers Dennis and Peter Adams. I don't know if they ever designed anything other than a few Marcos cars, but the body they created for this car is spectacular. It's truly a timeless design.

The Marcos 1600 GT had a few unusual features. The first, and most unusual, was the frame. It's plywood. It was strong, lightweight and worked well, but not what you'd expect a car like this to have. The other unusual feature were the seats. They were bolted to the car (not on runners) and did not move. The driver could find a comfortable position by moving the pedals via a little wheel on the dashboard.

The body is fiberglass. Combine that with the light weight plywood frame and the 1.6 liter Ford engine is able to propel this car to 60 MPH in 11 seconds. It has a top speed of 115 MPH.

This car appears to be a very well preserved example of a Marcos 1600 GT. Located in Bethel, Connecticut, click here to see the eBay listing.

For more info on Marcos cars, click here to find the "Unofficial Marcos Homepage".

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