January 1969 saw the introduction of the
Marcos 3 Litre wooden chassis.
The 1600 chassis was adapted to take
the relatively compact all new Ford Zodiac 3 Litre V6 engine and gearbox. This
power to 136 BHP with a top speed of 125 mph, and acceleration from 0 - 60 in
The introduction of the 3 Litre engine
also saw major improvements to several areas of the car including electric windows, totally
new doors and door frames, a power bulge to house the twin choke down draft
carburettor, padded dashboard and rocker switches, and single rectangular
The 5 1/2 J x 13 Marcos cast alloy
wheel was introduced with the 3 Litre model.
The Marcos 3 Litre proved a very
capable rival to the 4.2 Litre E-Type Jaguar with over 115 being built at
Greenland Mills, Bradford on Avon.
||Ford 3 Litre V6 Zodiac
||0 - 60 mph in 7.5 seconds, Top speed
of 125 mph
||£2350.00 ( April 1969 )