Jem Marsh and Frank Costin in 1959 began building sports cars. Marcos became their debut model. The name consisted of the first three letters of the last names of her creators. In spite of unusual type of the first machines and strange construction of undercarriage, a company survived wonderful character.
March owned a small tuning company Speedex Castings & Accessories from Luton, and Costin was the known specialist on aerodynamics, creating in 50th such cars, as Vanwall. A few first machines of partners differed in surprising semi bearing framework of basket from plywood, by a whimsical design and enormous windscreen consisting of four parts. Collected them in Dolgellau, North Wales, where the relatives of Kostin lived.
The emblem of Marcos decorated from the end of 50th original sporting machines.
A company continued work, getting over for a short time in Llenberiz, after 1961 in Spideks in Luton, and 1963 in Bradford-on-Avon. In 1964 Marcos began producing of the real travelling machines, a basket for that was created by a designer Dennis Adams.
To this time a company was abandoned by one of her creators is Frank Kostin. Before appearance in 1970, the company produced two base machines the speed, but boring model of Mantis: 2-local compartment with engines and gear-boxes of production of Ford and Volvo and Mini â€“ Marcos with a GRP basket, that as a frame-clamping complete set was bought by of scanty means clients trusting the used working part from Mini or Mini-Cooper.
Technical descriptions of Marcos Mantula:
To sum up, I want to say that the car - on the fan. Those who like to drive, and want to get out of life, and who love the process of feeling the full picture - you are welcome! This car is your dreams. Good luck on the road!