October 29, 2016, 3:00 PM BST
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Lot 110: 1964 Marcos 1800 GT Ex Roger Ealand Multi Championship Winning Car.(66 views)
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1964 Marcos 1800 GT Ex Roger Ealand Multi Championship Winning Car.
Reg. Number: N/A
Chassis Number: 4008
Model: 1800 GT
This remarkable GT Sports car has a wonderful full history file which can be seen at our office – outlined below is just a sample of information on this important race car.
This Marcos has had only 6 owners from new, Howard Steele of Wild Goose Garage in Gloucestershire being the first and was first registered in July 1964. The record of owners were then Chris Boulter, John Northcroft, David Pratley, Roger Ealand and lastly the present vendor. In 1969 Chris Boulter won the Freddie Dixon Trophy in this car, registered as BAD 323B ( and still is to this day) this was the first Championship in which a Marcos had won! Roger Ealand then won HSCC’s Classic and Sportscar Championship titles in 1981 and 1984 in this car. The car was then based in Australia for nearly 25 years and in 2009, whilst there, the car participated in the Historic under card at the Melbourne Formula One Grand Prix.
The car then returned to the UK in the hands of David Methley ( well-known Historic racer and Marcos guru and friend of Roger Ealand) in 2010, when it was subsequently sold to the present owner. The vendor has competed in this car up until April 2016 when he “ hung up his helmet” and has decided to sell this fabulously successful GT racer. During his custodianship, he won numerous Classic Sports Car and Swinging Sixties races, was a Goodwood 2013 Class winner, HRDC “All Stars” winner on at least 6 ocassions including Amercan Speed Fest June 2015, beating Bill Shepherd’s Mustang into second place and John Youngs E-Type into third!
The car also competed in the 2012 Young Timer at the Nurburgring where it was on pole in “ Blue Group”. Also to note, it still holds the lap record at Donnigton in CSCC Swinging Sixties for a Marcos 1800GT. The engine is a Volvo B18 (1800) 40 mm valves, with Acrolite pistons and Carillo style rods and the gearbox is a Volvo M40. Full specifications of the car can be seen on file as well as the list of spares which comes with the car.
This is a golden opportunity to acquire one of the most competitive GT racers in its series with a proven track record which is fully documented and is undoubtedly the most complete history of any Marcos that has been raced since its birth to the current day. The car still retains its registration of BAD 323B today. A substantial history file, with original photographs showing Roger Ealand and other owners at the wheel , as well as other various clippings etc.. all of which can be viewed. This also includes its original green log book showing its first registration and also a copy of the original build sheet.