It was sold as a kit car utilising a fiberglass/GRP Monocoque with running gear & subframes from a Mini. During its life it went through five versions with changes including sliding windows (Mark II), rear hatch and wind-up windows (Mark IV).
The Midas succeeded the Mk.IV Mini Marcos which at that time was being made by D&H Fibreglass Techniques Limited in Oldham, but the latter marque was subsequently revived by Marcos with the Mark V.
Following the closure of the Marcos company, the Mini Marcos moulds were acquired by Rory McMath of Marcos Heritage Spares who has re-launched the car as the Heritage Mk. VI and GT, the latter being a racing version.
It was the only British car to finish Le Mans in 1966 and set four British land speed class records. These are the flying mile, half mile, half kilometre and kilometre for cars up to 1600 cc.
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