The original Marcos Mantis is a sports car produced by the British car company Marcos Engineering. It was formally introduced in 1968 although production appears to have been slow to start. In February 1971 Marcos announced that the car could also be purchased in component form, at a domestic market price of Â£2,425, compared to the recommended retail price of Â£3,185 for the built version. This compare at the time with a UK sticker price, including sales taxes, of Â£2,150 for the V8 Rover 3500. 32 examples were produced, with production ending in 1971.