GINETTA PHOTOS

GINETTA PHOTOS

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Podie

46,055 posts

235 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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jwoffshore said:
I wouldn't have been far away - Waitrose or Aldi. I do also have a TVR V8S but not an E type, or a reserved parking space!

Ref the Raceline 2.5, I'm hoping that will make it properly quick. The existing 2.0 is OK, but has very narrow power band coupled with ratios slightly too wide apart. The 2.5 will have VVT, which the existing ECU is capable of driving, so hopefully a reasonable power spread once it is all sorted.
There’s only so long you can hang around, before you look like you’re trying to nick it hehe

2.5 should be awesome.

jwoffshore

405 posts

214 months

Sunday 1st October 2017
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Podie said:
There’s only so long you can hang around, before you look like you’re trying to nick it hehe

2.5 should be awesome.
I'll try to post some info in here once the 2.5 install is up and running. Should be having some local assistance from Steve Guglielmi, if you know him.

lezdix

424 posts

116 months

Saturday 21st October 2017
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I've posted before but I have a swanky new picture:

dinkel

25,602 posts

218 months

Thursday 26th October 2017
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Top one!

ceebmoj

1,896 posts

221 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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Picking my car up last Friday. A boring pic but I was happy to get the car back.


ceebmoj

1,896 posts

221 months

Monday 6th November 2017
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How the car used to look

Jonny-Jimbo

199 posts

37 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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Foz Wilson driving what I believe to be 1959BB in it's original form at the Harewood Hillclimb back when the car was new, or nearly new.

Jonny-Jimbo

199 posts

37 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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The same car years later in my father's ownership, as found in a garage in Leamington Spa. Flat towed back, in the dark!

Jonny-Jimbo

199 posts

37 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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The G4 next to the Lotus Elan - not many cars can make an Elan look big, but a G4 manages it!

Jonny-Jimbo

199 posts

37 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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And the last photo I have of the car - I understand it sold at auction by Coys in recent years and may have gone to Dubai or somewhere East as part of a private collection.

dandarez

11,692 posts

243 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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Jonny-Jimbo said:


Foz Wilson driving what I believe to be 1959BB in it's original form at the Harewood Hillclimb back when the car was new, or nearly new.
I've never seen that pic before. Great shot.

However, 'Fos' Wilson's first G4 before he traded it in was reg UNL 837.


Jonny-Jimbo

199 posts

37 months

Monday 27th November 2017
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Fos told me he had two different G4's, and this one was 1959BB.

dandarez

11,692 posts

243 months

Tuesday 28th November 2017
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Jonny-Jimbo said:
Fos told me he had two different G4's, and this one was 1959BB.
Correct, just had it confirmed by Ginetta OC Registrar.

This was Fos' second G4, he traded in his first G4 reg UNL 837 to Ginetta to buy this G4 1959 BB.

Jonny-Jimbo

199 posts

37 months

Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Indeed so - Fos told me this himself in the Ginetta Heritage days.

Here's another pic of it next to one of the others in the old fleet, a Europa JPS.

I doubt these photos have been seen before either as they were just old family snaps I dug out of an album.

Jonny-Jimbo

199 posts

37 months

Wednesday 29th November 2017
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And another one with the later style roof and rear tub being prepped to fit. My Dad and his then-boss drove to Ginetta to pick these up and got a tour of the facility etc too. From what I understand the Walklett's were quite good at 'Customer Relations' before the phrase even really existed!!

dinkel

25,602 posts

218 months

Wednesday 29th November 2017
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Lovely stuff.

h4887

277 posts

200 months

Wednesday 29th November 2017
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[quote=dandarez]

Correct, just had it confirmed by Ginetta OC Registrar.

Me too! wink

GTRene

11,814 posts

184 months

Monday 8th January 2018
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this must be a bargain for someone, if I had the spare money and space...its driving pleasure and a good investment.



https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C882229






magnumf3

8 posts

119 months

Thursday 1st February 2018
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GTRene said:
this must be a bargain for someone, if I had the spare money and space...its driving pleasure and a good investment.



https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C882229





Its not all that it appears to be! Viewed this car a couple of months ago, its not a genuine Ginetta or a Dare. Its a copy made by someone called Spange?! It will need a lot of work to be a runner. Could be made into a car but its not genuine and would not be eligible for FIA papers, not a good investment really.

SimonTheSailor

10,357 posts

188 months

Friday 2nd February 2018
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Spadge.

He does seem to have got up to some naughty things ! 😙