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1964 Marcos 1800 LHD Homage Edition Black
Hand-signed by Jem Marsh 1:43

1964 Marcos 1800 LHD Homage Edition hand-signed by Jem Marsh 1:43


 
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  • Year: 1964
  • Exterior: Homage Black
  • Scale: 1:43 with Certificate of Authenticity hand-signed by Jem Marsh, founder of Marcos
  • Marque: Marcos
  • Manufacturer: Automodello

1964 Marcos 1800 created by Marcos Car Company. Hand-signed by Jem Marsh, founder of Marcos and hand-numbered limited edition of 24.

When Jem Marsh and Frank Costin first combined their efforts—and their names—to produce an awkwardly styled but surprisingly effective little wooden monocoque sports car called the Marcos, few would have envisioned it evolving in just a few short years into the sleek machine you see replicated here. The Marcos 1800—so named for its use of the ‘P1800’ Volvo 1783cc inline-4 engine—looks nothing like its forbearer, but hidden beneath the low-slung fiberglass-reinforced plastic body lies the same style wooden monocoque chassis that underpinned the first Marcos.

The body made for tight confines within, but driver and passenger were treated a fair degree of luxury in its 45-degree-reclined seats. Triumph-sourced hood latches allow the entire forward section of the body to tilt, yielding access to the Volvo powerplant, backed by a 4-speed gearbox with an MGB-sourced overdrive unit. The car’s light weight, aero-friendly shape and 114hp made it good for 9-second sprints to 60mph—quite respectable for the day—and with the overdrive engaged could hit 115mph. The stiffly sprung independent suspension yielded impressive grip as well, giving the all-around performance to validate its attention-grabbing looks.

Automodello is proud to bring this gorgeous piece of independent sports car history to premium 1:43 scale. Both the Homage and Tribute Editions personally approved and hand-signed by Jem Marsh himself.
Source: © 2014 Automodello

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Fitting Tribute February 18, 2016
Reviewer: Jonathan  
A visit to the Haynes Motor Museum in Sparkford, UK, where there is a very nice example of a Marcos, reminded me that this model is worthy of high praise.

This is a great model of an innovative design by a talented engineer and a fitting tribute to the man himself who sadly passed away earlier this year. Having long been a fan, and owner, of low volume British Sportscars Automodello should be praised for their efforts in producing great replicas of such rare and iconic vehicles especially with the quality achieved.
Highly recommended for any enthusiast of the marque or subject matter generally.

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Hand-Held Treasure February 18, 2016
Reviewer: Bruce  
Detail work aside(for the details are formidable and numerous) the model isn't sidled with tires and wheels in a slightly mis-matched scale. The best scale model work  with a truly grand appearance. The Violet edition with its rich purple fenders and polished bright work is a thing of beauty sparkling in a hand-held package. Delightful!

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