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Est: 1972

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Where it All Began- Dollgellau 1959

Frank Costin with the wooden chassis outside the workshop in Dolgellau

In 1959, a small village in North Wales, Dolgelleau, saw the start of a story that has fascinated sports car enthusiasts ever since. Frank Costin and Jem Marsh formed Marcos and started designing and then building the first Marcos prototype. The car was built in an outbuilding belonging to the local hotel, The Golden Lion Royal Hotel.

The naming for the project is believed to have been suggested by Frank's father-in-law during a library visit to Dolgellau and resulted in a brand name that has become famous and synonemous with fast sleek and powerful British Sportscars, MARCOS.

And so the story begins...