Wed, 10th Apr 2019 13:00

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  Lot 1
 

1970 Ginetta G15

Sold for £3,375

(including buyers premium)


Lot details
Registration No: UTT299J
Chassis No: G15150130

- Goodwood class winner in 1985

- Ex Tarmac stage rally car

- Believed 998cc Rally engine

- Dry stored for 30 years

- Current ownership since 1988

- Sunroof

This interesting project car was featured in the Ginetta G15 Super profile book by John Rose . We are advised it has a strengthened chassis and cross member , uprated springs, , rear disc brakes , alloy foam filled fuel tank, full roll cage and harnesses. Was fully race prepared. Spare gearbox marked rallye included as is a selection of various spares. Sunroof , door cards , side glass both sides are present.

Borne of the same post-WW2 special-building tradition as Lotus, Marcos and TVR, Ginetta was founded in 1958 by the four Walklett brothers. Although, best known for their sports racer and kit car designs, the quartet also produced a series of fully type-approved road cars beginning with the G15. Conceived as an affordable sportscar and dubbed the 'poor man's Lotus Elan', the two-door fixed-head coupe was introduced at the 1967 London Motor Show. Commendably light, its box-section ladder-frame chassis played host to a rear-mounted Hillman Imp Sports 875cc drivetrain, Triumph Herald / Spitfire front suspension and sleek fibreglass bodywork. Benefiting from a very low rear roll centre and negative camber up front, the G15 proved an exhilarating drive. Reputedly capable of 0-60mph in 12.9 seconds and 94mph in standard tune, the two-seater could also be had with an enlarged 998cc 'sports' engine. Evolving through five series, the diminutive Ginetta fell victim to the oil crisis during 1974 but not before some 796 had been made. Arguably, the Walkett brothers' most famous model (and certainly their best seller), the G15 achieved considerable competition success at the hands of Chris Meek and Allison Davies among others.
 

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