My Car

CLE 100H is 30 years old!

My Car on the way to Le Mans 1996

My car is a 3 litre V6 Ford Essex engined, steel chassised Marcos, built at Bradford-Upon-Avon, Wiltshire in 1969 and one of the earliest steel chassised cars.

Living with CLE 100H
Click on the icon below for a few anecdotes

Click here for the story of my Marcos years

Shots from the original 3 litre literature.

Above : Some shots from the Original 3 litre brochure
Below : The original 1969 Marcos colour chart - Thanks to Bob Blanchard for these.

The 1969 Marcos colour chart

Below : A 1970 Advert for the Marcos 3 Litre

Advert for 3 litre - From 1970 Autocar

Previous Owners
A brief summary of CLE 100H's previous owners and what little I know about them (in most cases).
If you are, or know, any of these people get in touch.

DatesMonths OwnedOwnerComments
3rd November 1969 - June 197231Paul Beaton, Stanmore, MiddxOriginal owner of the car in beige!
June 1972 - December 1972(?)6Edward Cox, London SW6
December 1972 - March 197415Bernard Dodge, Dawlish, Devon
March 1974 - April 197513Robert Westlake, Torbay, DevonProbably resprayed the car Green with white pinstripes
April 1975 - November 197619Lee Denton, Newton Abbot, Devon
November 1976 - March 19774Nicholas Baird, Aldershot, Hants
March 1977 - November 198144Konrad Wolosz, Beckenham, KentResprayed car red and changed engine.
November 1981 - December 198213Charles McKinney, Beckenham, Kent
December 1981 - March 1987Jem Marsh Performance CarsThe story is that the car was left for work by the owner, who then went abroad. Eventually the car was seized to cover the cost of the work and storage!
March 19871Joseph Gough, NorthwoodNot a fan of the V6 - Thanks for posting on the Guestbook Joe!
March 1987 - October 19877Edmund Marshall, Catford
October 1987 - May 19887Jonathon Cozens, Brentford
May 1988 - February 19899Andrew Boddington, ReadingSold the car to me to replace it with a Porsche 944.
February 1989 - DateMe!Resprayed car green in 1992

Early Shot Of My Car

Many thanks to Konrad Wolosz (now resident in Switzerland) for this shot of CLE 100H just after it was sprayed red.

I've finally got around to including some other shots that Konrad took of CLE 100H when it was in his ownership.
Early Shot Of My Car
Early Shot Of My Car

So whose wedding?

Above : When CLE 100H was retrimmed we found lots of confetti behind the seats - This was Konrad's wedding and the car is covered in carnations!

CLE 100H as our wedding car!

This is what our friends and family did to the Marcos, when we used it as our going away car at our wedding, 1990.

CLE 100H in 2008

CLE 100H out of the garage for a bit of tidy up, April 2008