1968 Marcos Mini Marcos Mk 3

Lot: 124

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 1.275L 1968 Marcos Mini Marcos Mk 3 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 3 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 131 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Fabulous pocket rocket benefiting from a four year restoration. Four page feature/road test in November 2012 Classic & Sportscar (magazine included in sale) and video of the road test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ_Yg5mlSZw

This 1968 Mini Marcos Mk 3 is correctly registered as a Marcos, chassis number 7030. The vendor informs it was rebuilt from a bare shell. Everything has either been renewed or refurbished. Both subframes were sandblasted, zinc coated and then powder coated. The rear subframe was also sprayed with Waxoyl. All other metal parts were sandblasted and given four coats of International Yacht paint. A full rollcage from the Marcos Heritage Centre was made to order.

All five 12" Mini alloys were powder coated and Yokohama tyres fitted about 500 miles ago. Locking wheel nuts. Mini discs at the front, the calipers were rebuilt with stainless steel pistons, the rear has Minifins. Aeroquip hoses. Blackstuff pads. Proper MiniSpares HiLos, gas shocks and new rubber cones all round. Fully adjustable front and rear suspension (camber, caster, toe). 1275cc MG Metro A+ engine rebored +20, fully rebuilt with 1.5 roller rockers, Swiftune SW5 cam, Mega pistons, Aldon non vac distributor, two oil filters, running an HIF44 SU on a water heated manifold with a K&N air filter. Front mounted Metro Turbo radiator. New alternator. It has been set up on Peter Baldwin's rolling road. New brake and clutch master and slave cylinders with new copper piping and Aeroquip flexible hoses. The gear linkage has been extended and a universal joint fitted to the steering column to give a better driving position. Metro switch stalks and modified Metro single arm windscreen wiper. Sparco Sprint seats both with Luke six point harnesses. New front and rear heated screens. All other glass is toughened, including side windows and door drop glass. To allow entry to the rear, a tailgate has been fitted. Bare shell respray. 120mph speedo and other instruments were refurbished and recalibrated by Speedy Cables. New petrol tank. New electric fuel pump and solenoid operated fuel cut off switch. New door and tailgate handles. Rewired using correct colour codes, all terminals were crimped and soldered. New headlamps and bowls, new indicators and new rear LED hamburger lamps. Registered as Historic vehicle so tax disc is free.

It is suggested by the current vendor that this car could have potential eligibility with the right modifications for HSCC roadsports and Classic Le mans.

Lot Details

Registration: OHA 755F RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1968 Engine size: 1.275L
Make: Marcos Odometer reading (miles): 750
Model: Mini Marcos Mk 3 MOT expiry: 2016-02-23
Warranted: No Chassis number: 7030

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 131 / 135

Exterior

Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:
Trim:

Remarks

Bare shell respray. New front and rear heated screens. All other glass is toughened, including side windows and door drop glass, modified Metro single arm windscreen wiper. To allow entry to the rear, a tailgate has been fitted. New door and tailgate handles.

Interior

Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:

Remarks

Metro switch stalks, universal joint fitted to the steering column to give a better driving position. Black Sparco Sprint seats, both with Luke six point harnesses. A full rollcage from the Marcos Heritage Centre was made to order. 120mph speedo and other instruments were refurbished and recalibrated by Speedy Cables.

Engine

Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:

Remarks

Engine completely rebuilt 750 miles ago - 1275cc MG Metro A+ engine rebored +20, fully rebuilt with 1.5 roller rockers, Swiftune SW5 cam, Mega pistons, Aldon non vac distributor, two oil filters, running an HIF44 SU on a water heated manifold with a K&N air filter. Front mounted Metro Turbo radiator. New alternator. Engine has been set up on Peter Baldwin's rolling road.

Transmission

Gears: Drive-shaft:
Clutch:

Remarks

Rebuilt at same time as engine, 750 miles ago. The gear linkage has been extended to improve the gear change.

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:

Remarks

All five 12" Mini alloys were powder coated and Yokohama tyres fitted about 500 miles ago. Locking wheel nuts. Mini discs at the front, the calipers were rebuilt with stainless steel pistons, the rear has Minifins. Aeroquip hoses. Blackstuff pads. Proper MiniSpares HiLos, gas shocks and new rubber cones all round. Fully adjustable front and rear suspension (camber, caster, toe). New brake and clutch master and slave cylinders with new copper piping and Aeroquip flexible hoses. New petrol tank.

Electrics

Minor: Major:

Remarks

Rewired using correct colour codes, all terminals were crimped and soldered. Metro switch stalks and modified Metro single arm windscreen wiper. New electric fuel pump and solenoid operated fuel cut off switch. New headlamps and bowls, new indicators and new rear LED hamburger lamps.

Vehicle History

Remarks

limited early history prior to full restoration. All invoices relating to restoration are present. Four page feature/road test in November 2012 Classic & Sportscar (magazine included in sale) and video of the road test: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ_Yg5mlSZw

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history