GINETTA PHOTOS

GINETTA PHOTOS

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auyt

99 posts

136 months

Monday 25th January
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a G4 and a Classic mini even better comparison.


GTRene

12,237 posts

191 months

Saturday 6th February
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just came across this ad, I totally forgot about this Ginetta G2 from 1959,
first thing I thought seeing it again today, ow a old Lotus 7

but its a Ginetta, I had to look it up who was first, it seems lotus at 1957?

wonder how that went those days, did one copy-ish the other or? was the original drawing from someone else then lotus or ginetta?







also, it does not look expensive for such aluminium Ginetta G2 seems pretty rare.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1308060?utm_c...

dandarez

12,015 posts

250 months

Friday 5th March
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GTRene said:
just came across this ad, I totally forgot about this Ginetta G2 from 1959,
first thing I thought seeing it again today, ow a old Lotus 7

but its a Ginetta, I had to look it up who was first, it seems lotus at 1957?

wonder how that went those days, did one copy-ish the other or? was the original drawing from someone else then lotus or ginetta?
GTRene, the Ginetta G2 was in the design stages at a similar time, by 1959 Ginetta (or rather Walklett Bros Ltd as it was then) had been selling G2s for a while.

Here's one of the first car mag features in Autosport on 7th Feb 1958 when it was in production -
there was an earlier feature in, of all things, Lotus & Sports Car Owner!!


stu32

8 posts

22 months

Sunday 11th April
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With travel restrictions eased, tourism still restricted (read empty roads) and some awsome weather in North Wales it would be a shame not to get the Ginetta out smile




dandarez

12,015 posts

250 months

Sunday 11th April
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andy97 said:
auyt said:
That looks amazing in that colour, not a colour I would have consider until now.
Really shows off the diminutive size.
I took that pic (several) - that's my recently purchased new Mini JCW next to it at Silverstone in the car park 2009. I'd gone to view it with view to buy, but didn't.
That G4 was a long-wheel-base model hence reg plate G4 LWB.
Here's a couple more shots that day. G4 is a great car to drive.



|https://thumbsnap.com/VG8Ls4oZ[/url]

eps

5,554 posts

236 months

Monday 12th April
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stu32 said:
With travel restrictions eased, tourism still restricted (read empty roads) and some awsome weather in North Wales it would be a shame not to get the Ginetta out smile



I've been reading the article on your car in the owners mag! nice!

stu32

8 posts

22 months

Monday 12th April
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eps said:
I've been reading the article on your car in the owners mag! nice!
Thanks... I have really enjoyed the process of setting up and improving/modifying the G27.
All an essential part of Ginetta ownership in my opinion, you really get to know the car and get it how you want it to be.
It's not finished completely (are they ever finished completely) but it's in a really good spot now and I'm enjoying the driving.

ps. you know you have arrived when you make the cover of a magazine biggrin (Thanks to John Morrison - Newsmag Ed)


Bar8arian

12 posts

3 months

Tuesday 13th April
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V8 Ginettas

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|https://thumbsnap.com/9Yvviets[/url]

GTRene

12,237 posts

191 months

Tuesday 13th April
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I choose the little one on the right in the picture.


stu32

8 posts

22 months

Wednesday 14th April
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G21 with V8 power.


Bar8arian

12 posts

3 months

Wednesday 14th April
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That looks mean, moody and menacing - a bit like my bank manager!

GTRene

12,237 posts

191 months

Thursday 15th April
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stu32 said:
G21 with V8 power.

looks cool, but a V8?
not any original I thought, what V8 and how much hp?

https://www.ginetta.org/index.php/history/model-in...

GTRene

12,237 posts

191 months

Thursday 15th April
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ah, looks american that V8?

https://flic.kr/p/vUm7zz

suffolk009

4,264 posts

132 months

Monday 24th May
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auyt said:
a G4 and a Classic mini even better comparison.

G4s really are very small. I park mine next to the Boxster or even the Eunos and it looks like an optical illusion.

eps

5,554 posts

236 months

Monday 24th May
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G56, on track at Brands Hatch this weekend


lezdix

436 posts

123 months

Tuesday 25th May
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GTRene said:
ah, looks american that V8?

https://flic.kr/p/vUm7zz
I "Think" it now has a Rover V8 in it after the previous owner had an "incident" where both the car and the owner did not do well. The previous V8 I think also had Nitrous injection available!!!
Last I knew Duncan now has the car and is restoring it after said incident.