View Full Version : 1970 Marcos on ebay

Don Lattimer
02-23-2005, 02:51 PM
Anyone know of this car? Sorry I don't have the link but it's on ebaymotors. I'd like to contact the owner privately. Thanks,

1971 Marcos 3L
1999 Isuzu Vehicross

Bruce Bowker
02-24-2005, 11:25 PM
https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayIS...ssPageName=WDVW (https://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6472&item=45297660 44&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW)

I think they are neat cars. Unusual in the US. I see you have a Marcos.

Not sure what he means in his description by saying "It is essentially a one-owner car." Either it is or it isn't.


02-25-2005, 12:17 PM
Well worth the price. The reserve is met at $9600.

Don Lattimer
02-25-2005, 03:35 PM
Excellent price. I keep the Marcos Registry for north America and we have about 60+ currently. This car was unknown to me. Happens once in a while........

1971 Marcos
1999 Isuzu Vehicross

02-26-2005, 01:12 PM
On the topic of your registry Don... I assume you're aware of the gaggle of Marcos' in southern Ontario, including this rather interesting left-hand-drive Mantis...


I believe there are at least six Marcos' in southern Ontario, from discussions I recall having with the owner of the above car.

Don Lattimer
02-27-2005, 02:11 AM
Yes, thank you. I list 17 total in Canada with 8 in Ontario. The Mantis is Ron McLeods. He bought it new in the UK and has sent it back once for refurbishment. Powered by a TR-6 engine/tranny. Only 32 were made.


02-27-2005, 04:13 AM
I've met Ron before (back when I lived in Ontario for awhile) and had some nice chats with him, fantastic guy!

02-27-2005, 04:56 PM
A friend of mine out here was seriously considering buying this car. I talked him out of it, specifically because he wanted it as a daily driver. He's a rather tall guy (6'2" ish) and he gets in and out of his car at least 20 times per day.

I felt that while it's such a pretty car, and would stop people dead in their tracks (and he was planning on adding his business name to the windows) the car would be seriously painful with so much ingress/egress.

03-19-2005, 06:42 PM
Here is a beautiful one in Kitchener up on EBAY now.

What a great looking car.

https://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?View...=1&tc=photo (https://cgi.ebay.ca/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=6472&item=45356015 92&rd=1&tc=photo)

Don Lattimer
03-20-2005, 12:25 AM
Yep, he's put a lot of work and money into it. It's shame he has to sell it.


03-29-2005, 03:49 PM
Sherlock....That is British car day isn't it??? I also recognise the silver car beside it....I think it's some kind of kit-car I see it show up a our local cruises.