The auction- who has the Marcos TSO Coupe etc ?

The auction- who has the Marcos TSO Coupe etc ?

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Gazzab

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18,875 posts

249 months

Thursday 4th September 2008
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Per title - not much heard since auction. Where are the cars?

vmhb

37 posts

172 months

Thursday 4th September 2008
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I bid on the Orange car that was not registered during the Marcos auction. I believe this was the Australian demo car. I have not heard much good news about these cars in terms of reliability and repairs so I bailed out at 28K. I believe the same guy purchased this car and the blue TS500. The Orange one was up for auction again at the festival of speed recently. It did not make the 35k reserve. I called about the car after the event and was told I could have it for 35K + fees. This was much more than I was prepared to pay a few months ago and nothing seems to have changed with the car. Although I have a real passion for these cars I just feel that this kind of money for an unfinished car that parts are hard if not impossible to obtain is over the top. You can buy quite a lot of 3 year old car for 40K. I don't have anything on TS250 or the grey TSO.

marcosal

396 posts

172 months

Wednesday 11th March 2009
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The Blue TS500 has resurfaced at http://www.redlinesportscars.com/marcosused.htm

V800MPH

146 posts

206 months

Wednesday 11th March 2009
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Hi Simon,ive got one of the TSO cars & is for sale if you would like to mail me.

Martyn-123

620 posts

152 months

Wednesday 11th March 2009
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Hi,

If you have that sort of money at your disposal (wish I had!) and wanted an ultimate Marcos, how about contacting Eurotech and getting one of their track chassis/bodies and converting to a road version.



Martyn........

marcosal

396 posts

172 months

Thursday 12th March 2009
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marcosal said:
Martyn-123 said:
Hi,

If you have that sort of money at your disposal (wish I had!) and wanted an ultimate Marcos, how about contacting Eurotech and getting one of their track chassis/bodies and converting to a road version.



Martyn........
Hi Martyn

I did not know you posted on here.

Socramsnalla (from the Quiffsters board)

Edited by marcosal on Thursday 12th March 18:39

vmhb

37 posts

172 months

Thursday 19th March 2009
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Just to let you all know I have decided to buy V8OOMPH. Hexham Horsless Carriages are taking my TS500. I can't fault the TS500 but I just fancy trying a TSO. I have been led to believe it will be sold at a realistic price if any of you are interested. Since my last post I have also been in touch with the guy who has the orange TSO prototype. If anyone is interested in that email me some contact details and I will pass them on.

Thanks James for the heads up on your car.

cazzer

8,883 posts

215 months

Saturday 21st March 2009
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Nice one mate smile
Told em on the marcos forum yet?

crazy dutchmen

35 posts

152 months

Sunday 29th March 2009
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vmhb said:
Just to let you all know I have decided to buy V8OOMPH. Hexham Horsless Carriages are taking my TS500. I can't fault the TS500 but I just fancy trying a TSO. I have been led to believe it will be sold at a realistic price if any of you are interested. Since my last post I have also been in touch with the guy who has the orange TSO prototype. If anyone is interested in that email me some contact details and I will pass them on.

Thanks James for the heads up on your car.
Can you tell me more about the purple ts 500?

vmhb

37 posts

172 months

Saturday 4th April 2009
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As far as I know the purple TS500 is the only one of two. I believe this was a production car purchased by Joust. I believe there are some posts and pictures on pistonheads from when he purchased it. He had it for a while then I was told it was purchased by someone who worked for Microsoft. When I purchased mine, the silver prototype, via the TVR Centre in Barnet it was apparently there for a while and it was reported to be incomplete. It then came up for auction in the sale of the Marcos assets before finally appearing on the Redline site. I know it's not much but that's all I have.

Boosted LS1

20,051 posts

227 months

Saturday 4th April 2009
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crazy dutchmen said:
vmhb said:
Just to let you all know I have decided to buy V8OOMPH. Hexham Horsless Carriages are taking my TS500. I can't fault the TS500 but I just fancy trying a TSO. I have been led to believe it will be sold at a realistic price if any of you are interested. Since my last post I have also been in touch with the guy who has the orange TSO prototype. If anyone is interested in that email me some contact details and I will pass them on.

Thanks James for the heads up on your car.
Can you tell me more about the purple ts 500?
Iirc it was blue and as said it belonged to Joust.

marcosal

396 posts

172 months

Sunday 5th April 2009
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If so, where did the blue TS500 come from that was auctioned off last year with the TS250 prototype and the two TSOs for the wind up of the assets of Marcos Engineering.

vmhb

37 posts

172 months

Sunday 5th April 2009
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As far as I know there is only a blue and a silver one. I assumed that when you said purple that this was actually the blue one at Redline. If it is not where have you seen a purple one?

marcosal

396 posts

172 months

Monday 6th April 2009
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So it would appear that the 04 plate Blue TS500 (Black Leather upholstery Pale blue seat inserts) that appeared at the auction of Marcos Engineering assets and is now at Redline is Joust's old car. That would make sense.

PS I only raised the question of the origins of the blue car beacuse Crazy Dutchman mentioned a Purple TS500.

johnLL

6 posts

147 months

Tuesday 7th April 2009
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I have the blue (irredescent purple). For reference the blue inserts are suede which given the nature of Marcos's is not the brightest of ideas. I noted the comment on a TS500 as being incomplete but are any Marcos of the range built with windows that work effortlessly,wiring that is reliable and well installed, or even hoods that fit well. Having said that it is a marvellous beast.

Boosted LS1

20,051 posts

227 months

Tuesday 7th April 2009
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vmhb said:
As far as I know there is only a blue and a silver one.
The silver one was nicknamed the crab because if you followed it down the road you could see the body didn't seem to be on straight. I followed it once and it was really quite strange from behind.

Jasper Gilder

2,166 posts

240 months

Saturday 11th April 2009
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Have you sold it then James?

joust

14,622 posts

226 months

Wednesday 22nd April 2009
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The Blue LJ04 FEG is indeed my old car.

If anyone is thinking of buying it feel free to email me through here if you wish to know anything about why I no longer have it.

J

mrmaggit

10,146 posts

215 months

Thursday 23rd April 2009
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joust said:
The Blue LJ04 FEG is indeed my old car.

If anyone is thinking of buying it feel free to email me through here if you wish to know anything about why I no longer have it.

J
Welcome back, I thought you'd disappeared!

joust

14,622 posts

226 months

Sunday 3rd May 2009
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mrmaggit said:
joust said:
The Blue LJ04 FEG is indeed my old car.
If anyone is thinking of buying it feel free to email me through here if you wish to know anything about why I no longer have it.
J
Welcome back, I thought you'd disappeared!
Nah, I just don't post as much as I used to. Getting old probably redface)