DARE Ginetta G16

DARE Ginetta G16

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geeeman

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1,248 posts

223 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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Finally got this car finished, with the help of Mark walklett and ebbs racing

this car was made by DARE in 90s, and sold as rolling body/chassis to previous owner.
it was also the car used for making the prototype roof (none of which were ever sold though)

i bought the car with almost all parts necessary to complete. Needed new wheels and driveshafts, brakes, gearbox rebuild, ARBs

it has a cosworth duratec 2.3 (260hp on RR) and 5 speed ssg gearbox with salisbury type LSD

weight is approx 585kg with roof

i think it looks great with the roof, gives it a more complete look. the windscreen is bespoke to this car.
legroom is ok for me at 6 feet tall, similar to LWB G4. it has pendant pedals which help abit too








Edited by geeeman on Sunday 27th December 01:39

take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey

1,616 posts

23 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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I'm not a fan of the colour... But what a thing. Very jealous. It'll go well too with that PTW.


I'd love a G16 but at 6' 5"... rofl

BertBert

15,253 posts

179 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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Looks great, good job!

blueg33

26,924 posts

192 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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Looks great. Such a rare car!

Kawasicki

9,614 posts

203 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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That looks amazing. Good for you.

Why’s the roof a different colour?

geeeman

Original Poster:

1,248 posts

223 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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Thanks, the colour was chosen by previous owner

The roof was only recently completed

So im still trying to decide about matching it or repainting the car

geeeman

Original Poster:

1,248 posts

223 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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take-good-care-of-the-forest-dewey said:
I'm not a fan of the colour... But what a thing. Very jealous. It'll go well too with that PTW.


I'd love a G16 but at 6' 5"... rofl
It has removable targa panels in the roof smile


Podie

46,345 posts

243 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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cloud9

GTRene

12,254 posts

192 months

Sunday 27th December 2020
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nice, looks a bit like a G12 with that roof, good work.

auyt

99 posts

137 months

Monday 28th December 2020
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Podie said:
cloud9
The whole package is fabulous, I would not have thought the colour would suit, but it does.
The Targa panels would well on. Ginetta G4SS4/G27..

jpf

1,294 posts

244 months

Wednesday 6th January
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Will Dare be able to supply the G16 roof?

Do you have pics of the engine and interior?

I vote for painting the roof!

geeeman

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1,248 posts

223 months

Sunday 10th January
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Yes the roof is available
Dont have many good images, but here you go


jwoffshore

449 posts

222 months

Sunday 10th January
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It is certainly a lovely looking machine, congratulations. And so light weight, it makes my G40R look like a bit of a tank!

Is it intended (or even possible) to make it road legal, or will it be purely for track/race purposes?

What is the status with Dare these days? Are they still in operation and at what level?

geeeman

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1,248 posts

223 months

Monday 11th January
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jwoffshore said:
It is certainly a lovely looking machine, congratulations. And so light weight, it makes my G40R look like a bit of a tank!

Is it intended (or even possible) to make it road legal, or will it be purely for track/race purposes?

What is the status with Dare these days? Are they still in operation and at what level?
yes i was surprised at the weight. Dare still build g4/12/16 for historic racing
mine will be mostly used on trackdays

eps

5,554 posts

237 months

Tuesday 12th January
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This looks amazing smile

I always wondered about a roof styled like that for the G27, when I had one. It would have made it less bulbous at the back.

auyt

99 posts

137 months

Tuesday 12th January
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eps said:
This looks amazing smile

I always wondered about a roof styled like that for the G27, when I had one. It would have made it less bulbous at the back.
Based on the way this G16 looks , queue Drooling, emoji, It has given me inspiration for a G27 I just purchased.

ATG

17,979 posts

240 months

Tuesday 12th January
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585kg ... 1/3 the mass of a modern hot hatch. In fact I see it is less than load capacity of a Golf. So if you didn't want to drive it to the track, you don't need a trailer, you just fold the back seats down in the Golf and put the G16 in the boot. That must go like a missile.

geeeman

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1,248 posts

223 months

Wednesday 13th January
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ATG said:
585kg ... 1/3 the mass of a modern hot hatch. In fact I see it is less than load capacity of a Golf. So if you didn't want to drive it to the track, you don't need a trailer, you just fold the back seats down in the Golf and put the G16 in the boot. That must go like a missile.
Yes they are potent and well balanced. In period they should have won much more, but now g16s seem to dominate the hscc guards trophy with many overall wins against chevrons etc

Heres some more pics
The wheels are 10inch wide rears by image, could have gone 13inch like period but tyres would be impossible

Still need to get side windows made and possibly perspex headlight covers




sketch pad

42 posts

156 months

Wednesday 13th January
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Sold my Ginetta i while ago but would love another i think this looks great love the colour the car and roof .

Alexxtreme

44 posts

119 months

Thursday 14th January
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great looking car.. I have a G27 and I really did not like the hardtop it came with to the extent that I sold it!
The longer rear end of the design really helps with the shape of the roof