Marcos Engineering was a British car manufacturing company, headquartered in Kenilworth. It produced sports cars from 1959 to 2007. more
The company was established in 1959 by Jem Marsh and Frank Costin. Its name was formed from the first three letters of the surnames of its founders. In 1959, Marcos GT Xylon, the first car of the brand, was presented. It was nicknamed “Ugly Duckling” because of its strange form. In 1971, Rob Walker Group of Companies bought the company and changed its name to Marcos Ltd. And in 1976, Jem Mars bought back the rights to the Marcos brand. In 1981, Marcos V6 Coupe was presented.
In 2000, Marcos went bankrupt. In 2002, the brand was revived with the help of Canadian businessman Tony Stelliga. A new company, Marcos Engineering Ltd, appeared. Marcasite TS250 was launched the same year. However, in 2007, the production stopped and Marcos was liquidated. In 2010, Tony Brown bought the rights for the brand name and established Marcos Cars Ltd. Prototype Spirit 220 was presented in 2013.
Marcos cars also took part in various races and managed to win 1961 Autosport Championship, 1977 Modsport championship, 1995, 1996 and 2000 the British GT championship