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    Just the Thing...

    ...to practice singing "War!" like Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan:

    Marcos GT!

    Don't see many of these!
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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Ok Mickey, I know I'm from the back woods, but who is Edwin Starr?
    Also a wooden chassis on this modern looking car?? Kinda goofy don't you think. PJ

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    https://www.youtube.com/v/01-2pNCZiNkpNCZiNk" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" wmode="transparent" width="425" height="350"> </embed></object>

    AND

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Quote Originally Posted by PAUL161
    Ok Mickey, I know I'm from the back woods, but who is Edwin Starr?
    Motown Singer

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    THAT'S the other car where I've seen the Norton gas filler cap! Marcos, Morgan, Lotus all used it!
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    Re: Just the Thing...

    I would be really pleased to own this auto. Hint!
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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Where's one of those Nigerian money orders when ya need it?!
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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy
    Where's one of those Nigerian money orders when ya need it?!
    Ummm.... Nigeria?
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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Marcos. Originally built by Jem Marsh, and Frank (i think) Costin. Costin came from an aircraft background, where wood as a structural element is more accepted. Used correctly, it can be as lightand as strong, as steel or aluminum. There are some other Costin designed cars around, including some one offs, and wood plays a big role. (As does his sort of odd looking but very aerodynamic design) I would love to have an old school Marcos...
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    Re: Just the Thing...

    It was Frank. The Brothers Costin had their hands in about every important automotive endeavor in England back in the day, IMO.
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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Though some of Costin's stuff looked a bit odd, some was gorgeous, like the Costin-Nathan GT
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    Re: Just the Thing...



    Don Lattimer,who sometimes posts on the Forum,has a
    really nice light Blue one.Looks really good in that color.You
    sit really low in the car.

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Quote Originally Posted by DrEntropy
    THAT'S the other car where I've seen the Norton gas filler cap! Marcos, Morgan, Lotus all used it!
    if you have an old Victoria British catalog, they used to sell them as upgrades for Spitfires, too.

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    There's one hanging around the historic motor club here. Looks cool. Not really fast.

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Oh man.... WANT!

    There's only a handfull of them in the US. Last one I saw for sale was a rather tired yellow one in the middle of nowhere.

    All i need to acquire this one is time, space and money!
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    Re: Just the Thing...



    There was a Marcos on the cover of "Car&amp;Driver" magazine
    back in the late '60s.The headline for it said something like-
    "Mother's Hide Your Daughters - Marcos Is Here!".

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Jody,

    There's one in Sierra Vista, AZ. Only one I know of in AZ. There are about 80 in North America with maybe 30-40 of those in running condition.

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Man, really? My brother in law lives down there. We visit him frequently. I don't suppose you know the owner?

    I've never seen one in person and would love the chance.

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    Check out Christian Marx (MadMarx) latest video (Triumph forum) from Nurburgring. Racing with one, then two Marcos.

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    Re: Just the Thing...

    This one showed up in my car club newsletter this week

    Marcos
    1968: Red. Fully rebuilt and upgraded, 5-speed 1700 X-flow, huge brakes, 15 Panasports. Wood chassis
    in great shape! $20,000. John 250-586-6202 jaguar1964@shaw.ca Errington, BC.
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