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In 1958, the British automobile brand Marcos was founded, producing luxury sports cars. The key difference between the cars of a small English company was the design, which was created using aerospace technologies.
The engineers also used one of the first wind tunnels in Great Britain. The name of the company was formed from the first letters of the names of the co-founders. The full name of the company is Marcos Engineering Ltd.
In 1959 the company Marcos changed its registration, and also released its first model, the Marcos 1600, equipped with a light body and a Ford power unit with a capacity of 100 horsepower.
However, this car did not go on sale until the end of 1960, having received a new engine from the Ford Essex, with a capacity of 140 horsepower, and a new name Marcos 1800.
However, already in 1962, the Ford engine was replaced by its exact analogue of the Volvo company.
However, by 1971, the financial indicators of the brand fell against the backdrop of the beginning of the crisis and the company Marcos was closed.
However, in 1981 the company was revived, but it has never been able to repeat the success it was able to achieve at the first stage of its history.
Marcos went bankrupt again in 2000, but thanks to Canadian investors and American businessman Tony Stellig, production was restarted in 2002.
The production of Marcos racing cars was moved to the Netherlands while the production of road cars was moved to England.
And having existed with an updated model range until 2007, the company ingloriously closed, transferring all its production facilities to the BMW brand for debts.