In July 1969, still at Greenland
Mills Bradford on Avon and due to the ever increasing cost of building the wooden chassis
car, the decision was made to introduce the
metal chassis. Constructed from 1 1/2 inch square section mild steel tube,
the metal chassis proved to be cheaper and quicker to produce than the
wooden chassis. A fibreglass undertray was designed to fit onto the
chassis and the body bonded to the undertray using locating jigs whilst on
the chassis, the body/undertray assembly was then attached to the chassis
using fifty two self tapping screws.
Visually the exterior changes
included the addition of a sill panel and alterations to the rear bumpers.
Internally the footwell became slighter wider, the tunnel top was fixed as
opposed to removable, and the rake of the seat was increased.
Shortly after the introduction of
the Metal chassis, Marcos Cars moved to the purpose built factory in
Westbury, Wiltshire, where 196 cars were produced between 1969 and
||2994cc Ford V6 overhead valve,
single Weber twin choke carb.
||0 - 60 mph in 7.2 seconds, Top
speed of 120 mph
||43 1/4 "
||£1769.00 ( July 1970)
The Ford 2 Litre V4 engined car
was introduced to fill the gap between the ever popular 1600 Marcos and
the more powerful 3 Litre. This proved very popular with the younger
Marcos owner, as it fell into a lower insurance bracket and was more
The distinguishing features of
the 2 Litre were negligible. The only difference being a 165 x 13 tyre as
opposed to a 175 x 13 fitted to the 3 Litre, and the single exhaust pipe
on the later cars.
The 2 Litre engine, although
popular, proved to be too fragile especially on long motorway runs where
total failure was not uncommon.
In all 78 cars were produced at
Westbury between 1969 and 1971.
||1996cc Ford V4 overhead valve,
Single Weber 32 DFAI twin choke carb.
||43 1/4 "
||£1589.00 ( Feb