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1994 Marcos Mantara 400

Lot No.: 226

Registration: M11MPT
Chassis Number: SA9NMSXXWRJ050037
Engine Number: 47A02622A
Number of cylinders: 8
CC: 3946CC
Year of Manufacture: 1994
Sold for (£): 10,528

Marcos had already moved away from its ‘kit car' image when in 1992 it launched the Mantara that went on to be sold in fairly limited numbers by the factory and through dealers. Based on the Mantula, the main difference was the adoption of the McPherson strut front suspension, which in turn resulted in a wider front track, a different bonnet, and flared front arches. The Mantra was powered by a 3.9-litre Rover V8, or alternatively a bored out 4.6 litre version was available as an optional extra.

Finished in Le Mans Blue metallic with a full leather interior and walnut dash, this car left the factory fitted with a ‘sport pack' giving the 3.9 Litre V8 a very healthy 230bhp. In addition a sports exhaust was been fitted to emphasise that distinctive growl given by the British V8.

Having covered just 35,000 Miles the car is in great condition, and has the benefit of a full service history in the original service book. Along with invoices, previous MOTs, the original bill of sale and build sheet.

A great classic British V8 sports car, that really is exciting to drive.