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Ginetta G21

Discussion in 'Huskies, Imps, Rapiers, Fastbacks, etc.' started by Kristian Jonsson, Jun 26, 2021.

  1. Kristian Jonsson

    Kristian Jonsson Donation Time

    I understand that Ginetta are a unknown car in US. Quite unknown i Europe too.

    They where made with Ford 1600, Ford V6, and Rootes 1725 Alpine or Holbay engines. I think they got a good deal from Rootes and made a lot with Rootes parts.
    The reason for my interest of this model is because it has the Rootes engine, gearbox and back axle. And it looks so nice.
    Then I already have all the necessary parts in my garage!
    Not many has been made officially, about 60, but in reality only 40 I have been told.
    Only one in Sweden. Mine.

    https://www.ginetta.org/index.php/history
     

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  2. husky drvr

    husky drvr Platinum Level Sponsor

    Kristian,

    Interesting, looks good. Tell us more. Is this a production car or a kit car? Your description makes it seem it could be either.

    How is the suspension set up and with what parts? Your history link says Rootes drive train in '71. I guess that would mean it's the tilted Rapier/Hunter drive train which would agree with your comment about Holbay engines.

    Have fun,
     
  3. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    Great looking car, and with a Rootes connection too! How can I get one?
    Cheers!
    Steve
     
  4. Gordon Holsinger

    Gordon Holsinger Diamond Level Sponsor

    I have heard of Ginetta cars but I have never seen one in person. They are like the Innochenti thin on the ground and rare!
     
  5. Kristian Jonsson

    Kristian Jonsson Donation Time

    Before I went for the G21, I did consider the Ginetta G15 with the Imp engine and suspension.
     

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  6. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Iirc the G21 ran the holbay h120/GLS engine as stock and used the rootes arrow 4 speed with J type OD and the hunter rear end.. Great cars.

    The g15 with the imp motor was a very successful race car in period
     
  7. Kristian Jonsson

    Kristian Jonsson Donation Time

    The G21 model was production car. It has a Triumph Spitfire front suspension and steering racket. Coil springs at the rear with coil-over shock.
    It has a surprisingly stiff frame and fiberglass body. 1818 Lbs. The tilted engine set up
     

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