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#1 mab01uk

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 12:48 PM

The most legendary of all Mini derivatives is still alive. The Mini Marcos that came 15th overall at the 24-hours race of Le Mans in 1966.

Also known as Le Mans' most heroic entry.

 

More Details in links below:-

http://maximummini.b...ini-marcos.html

 

http://maximummini.b...i-marcos-1.html

 

http://maximummini.b...i-marcos-2.html

 

 



#2 keefr22

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 01:53 PM

That's a great find! Going to be fun finding all the bits needed to put it back to original!

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:25 PM

Excellent! Iconic car that has, thankfully, been saved.

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 02:54 PM

Awesome!

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Posted 14 December 2016 - 03:43 PM

I think it was very much just a standard shell, but still of historical significance.

D and H who took over from Jem Marsh made some very lightweight shells specifically for racing, they were so thin you could see light through the the roof. The TransXL sponsored car was one of these and very successful in many classes, I think it still holds 1 or 2 British speed records.

Edited by DomCr250, 14 December 2016 - 03:44 PM.


#6 Mini Manannán

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Posted 15 December 2016 - 09:56 AM

Well I never knew about that, nice find Mab!



#7 mininuts

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 11:23 PM

Just found this lovely, if expensive, slot car of said Mini Marcos :-)

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 06:10 PM

Project Updates:-

Le Mans Mini Marcos project: a new partner

http://maximummini.b...ew-partner.html

 

Le Mans Mini Marcos: body work in progress

http://maximummini.b...dy-work-in.html

 


Edited by mab01uk, 17 August 2017 - 10:41 PM.


#9 spraybeater

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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:43 PM

Very investing, the place restoring this is about a mile away from me 

and I had no knowledge of them looks like it will be an interesting car

when finished, have driven a Mini Marcos back in the day with a 1275

engine fitted don't remember the spec seem to remember it being a bit

scary.



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Posted 17 August 2017 - 08:41 PM

The owner contacted me about an engine for it. Had a lot of correspondents but unfortunately he's gone else where. Would like to have been involved in the project.




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