Introduced in 1964, the Marcos 1800GT utilised a development of Marcos’ revolutionary marine-plywood chassis. Made up of over 350 individual pieces glued together, the wooden tub was both lighter and stiffer than its steel counterparts, which, when paired with Volvo’s B18 4-cylinder engine, provided a unique driving experience.

This 1800 is well-known within club circles, having been previously owned for over 45 years by an enthusiastic owner. During their ownership and the ownership of the vendor, significant body and chassis restoration work was undertaken, in addition to a host of mechanical repairs and upgrades, including:

Larger capacity Volvo B20 engine with twin Weber 42 carbs and a high compression head

Close ratio 4 speed gearbox, refreshed in 2015 and accompanied by a new clutch, with overdrive

Stainless steel exhaust system

External oil cooler

Custom high-capacity radiator

The larger capacity engine adds to the 1800s sporting credentials, providing plenty of power and more than enough torque to keep up with modern traffic. True to all wood chassis Marcos’, the driving experience is refined for a car of its era, with a large boot and ample interior space adding to its long journey capabilities.

Presented in haze metallic blue with black bumpers and wire wheels, the car is in superb cosmetic condition. The wood chassis has been coated with clear yacht varnish, allowing it to remain visible while being protected. The interior follows the same pattern, with its period-style aquamarine blue interior complimented by the wood motifs that can be seen throughout the car.


Colour: Haze Metallic Blue

Interior: Aquamarine Blue

Odometer: 76,900

Steering: Right-Hand Drive

Engine: Volvo B20

Gearbox: 4-Speed Manual With Overdrive

Price: £44,995