The sports car sector is already very crowded. There are numerous brands and trade names that are actively trading in the market. Because of natural occurrences, many sports car brands have already gone. But there are just a few that have been resilient, remaining standing and operating up until these days. Among these car brands is the Marcos cars.
Marcos is another United Kingdom-based manufacturer of sports cars. As a company, Marcos was established in Bedfordshire in England in the year 1959. The founders of the company, Jem Marsh and his colleague Frank Costin, were pioneers and experts in transport design and construction. Notice that the word ‘Marcos' was derived from the first three letters of both the family names of the two company founders. Mar for Marsh and cos for Costin.
As a sports car maker, Marcos was also depending on offshore sales for most of its revenue. During the period when Marcos was established, the sports car sector was thriving in the United Kingdom. But anyone would bet that sales and revenues from the home market would be far from being enough to cover all the necessary costs and operating expenditures of the past.
Thus, Marcos began exporting its cars into the United States. However, there were a few modifications that were made and instituted to make the exportation possible. For example, the original Marcos cars were made using Ford engines for distribution in the home market in the United Kingdom. To be able to pass United States' emission requirements, Marcos decided and moved to modify the engines and change them into Volvo engines. The result was a better performing Marcos car that became more popular in other parts of the world.
In its entire existence, Marcos, the car company, was made popular by several of its well known and efficient models. Unlike in other competing sports car makers, the company only has a limited number of car models that are aimed at carrying and heralding the Marcos car brand. However, those few Marcos models were really effective and appropriate in carrying the Marcos car brand.
Marcos GT was the first popular car model designed and produced by the company. As a new car model during that time, Marcos GT was appropriately termed as a modern car, with its new and innovative car design involving gullwing doors and four-panel windscreen.
A mini Marcos was introduced in 1966, making the Marcos GT more recognized and afforded by people. In 1968, the equally renowned Marcos Mantis was introduced into the market. The car brand then kept its brand popularity high and recognition from fanatics and critics. The Mantis became the predecessor of the modern Marcos Mantula, the Marcos Spider and the Marcos Martina.
To date, Marcos is continually capturing the amazement and recognition of car lovers all over the world. Currently, the vehicle manufacturer is rolling out the TSO, which started awing the market in 2004. TSO GTC is a modern Marcos car brand that is very promising. Indeed, Marcos is really a popular sports car brand yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Original Authors: Manny
Edit Update Authors: RPN
Updated On: 15/08/2007