Fastback ...

In December 1962 Marcos had completed its move to new premises at Greenland Mills in Bradford On Avon, Wiltshire. In February 1963 the Fastback Spyder model was launched at the London Racing Car Show. 

period photo of Marcos soft top bodyshell with engine beside

The Spyder was not well received, and a hardtop was deemed essential. It was hastily grafted onto the spyder body creating the Fastback, nicknamed " the Breadvan ".

Period photo of the `Bread van' Marcos race car Period advert for the Marcos GT

This particular model was very successful in competition. In all 18 Fastbacks were produced in 1963. The first three Fastbacks were produced as Spyders with their hardtops bonded on permenantly. It is thought that three subsequent cars retained detatchable hardtops. 

Marcos GT on race track - period photo

The Fastback enjoyed considerable success in GT competition with the likes of Derek Bell and many other well known drivers, abroad it also included ice racing in Sweden.