In Dec 1962 Marcos had
completed its move to new premises at Greenland Mills in Bradford On Avon,
Wiltshire. In February 1963 the Fastback Spyder model was launched at the
London Racing Car Show.
The Spyder was not well
received, and a hardtop was deemed essential. It was hastily grafted onto
the spyder body creating the Fastback, nicknamed
" the Breadvan ".
particular model was very successful in competition. In all 18 Fastbacks were produced in 1963.
The first three Fastbacks were produced as Spyders with their hardtops bonded on
permenantly. It is thought that three subsequent cars retained detatchable
The Fastback enjoyed considerable success in GT competition with the likes of Derek
Bell and many other well known drivers, abroad it also included ice racing in