Monday, March 12, 2012



The company was founded in 1957 by four brothers Uoklett (Walklett). It was situated in Woodbridge, Suffolk. The early years produced agricultural and construction machinery. Since all the brothers addicted to motorsports, their first car was a special Ginetta Gl on the basis of aggregate pre-war Wolseley Hornet ("Uolsli Hornet").
Few of the manufacturers of cars and assembly kits 50-60s. survived until the beginning of the XXI century. Among them, the company Ginetta. It must be admitted that its the best car appeared in the 90s
The origin of the name of Ginetta remained a mystery. None of the family Uoklett it never explained. It is assumed that this was the name of the girl. The first model of his own design, designed and drawn by Trevor Ivor Uoklettami, was an open two-seater sports car "G2" (1958-60 gg.), Followed by 10 years was followed by several attractive and technically advanced machines.
The first model was a Ginetta "G2" - an open two-seater sports car, reminiscent of early Lotus cars
In those years, a car designed for circuit racing, is offered as an assembly kit. By the standards of the company's first production model of Ginetta was a "G4" 1961 It was so popular that its release is a modernized version of the resume in the 80s.
Moving to the company in 1962 Uithem, Essex, was marked by the release of first single-seat racing car "G8" with the engine within the database. Not long continued production of road vehicles "G10" with front-wheel drive, which was used for a number of body panels and glass from the MGB. British fans have recognized the company as a serious manufacturer's only appearance in the 1968 traffic model "G15" with the engine Sunbeam Stiletto ("Sunbeam Stiletto").
"G10" - a road racing car with a Ford V8 engine
Successor to the "G15" was a car "G21 Coupe" with a front engine, which is due to the lower prices enjoyed a better demand. By this time the company has expanded so much that has acquired new premises in Sudbury, Suffolk. Two years later, they had to sell and return to Uithem.
Entering the UK value added tax has led to the fact that "G15" and "G21" were uncompetitive. After completion of the 1978 production of "G21" company focused on the manufacture of sports cars, while collecting small amounts of road machines. In 1984 came a 4-door hatchback "G26" Class Ford Capri ("Ford Capri"). Replacing the "G15" - a model "G32" with the engine within the database - was shown in 1986, and went on sale only in 1990
Model of "G4", debuted in 1961, again revived in the 80s.
At the end of 1989 the company acquired an entrepreneur Martin Faff (Martin Phaff). Even before the release of "G32", she moved to a new plant in Skanthorpe. In 1990 in Birmingham showed a two-seat model "G33" classic layout with the engine Rover V8 ("Rover"), a working volume of 3.95 liters. In the 1994 model of "G4" and racing "G12" with the engine within the database produced Dare UK ("Der Yu.Key."), While she continued to collect a Ginetta at its plant in Sheffield model "G27". The new car introduced in 1999
Ginetta G4 ("Jeanette G4") 1961-1966
The first truly successful for the company Ginetta was the fourth of its "serial" model. Designed Uoklettom Ivor, "G4" first appeared on race cars Motor Show 1961 The tubular space frame on this model provided openings for the side doors and a very effective front suspension on triangular lever and screw springs were directly borrowed from the model of Triumph Herald ("The Triumph Herald "). Rear axle - from the Ford Anglia ("Ford England"). With a conventional overhead valve engine on the model Anglia 105E, which in the working volume of 997 cm3 and sucker-rod actuator valves had a great deal of speeding up, the car was worth only 499 GBP Another 16 GBP had to pay for the engine from the Ford Classic (1350 cm3).
Formed in the early 60s., "G4" was swift sports model with an engine from the Ford
Because of the low curb weight and low center of gravity "G4" was a very good club racing machine. When you install disc brakes all the car is very well served in the race. Kris Meeke (Chris Meek) is often faster than the machines of class "GT" as the Jaguar E ("Jaguar") and the AC Cobra ("Hey-Sea Cobra"). The racing version of the "G4" was a 1.6-liter engine and independent rear suspension, and its later modification was the usual road car version.
In club races "G4" is often ahead of more powerful machines, as shown in the picture (1963)
Model of "G4" was almost forgotten, when the company switched to manufacturing Ginetta road cars "G15" and "G21". But in the early 80s. at the plant in Uitheme, Essex, decided it was time to resurrect a slightly updated "G4". Unfortunately, this step has not justified itself. However, the emergence in the early 90s. looks like a model "G33" proved that the success had to do was to increase the engine power.
Low own weight "G4" provide fiberglass-kovy body and space frame
Characteristics (1965)
Engine: P4, the overhead
Bore and Stroke: 81x73 mm
Displacement: 1498 cm3
Maximum power: 90 hp
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Chassis: tubular frame with steel
Suspension: the helical springs - front independent, rear axle
Brakes: disc / drum
Body: 2-seater sports fiberglass
Maximum speed: 193 km / h
Ginetta G15 ("DzhinettaSde") 1968-1974
After a series of attractive models Ginetta racing began producing a small sports car, "G15" with a 2-seater coupé. For him, the entire site using "engine, gearbox, rear suspension" of the machine Hillman Imp ("Hillman Imp").
On the coupe "G15" used engine and suspension arrangement of the rear of the car Hillman Imp
The model had a tubular frame in the rear which houses the power unit Sunbeam Stiletto / Imp Sport. The engine made ​​of aluminum alloy (875 cm3) was the development of the engine Coventry Climax ("Coventry Klaymeks"). To reduce the height of the power unit engine was tilted by 45 °. Front suspension - from the Triumph Spitfire ("Triumph Spitfire"). Body Trevor Uokletta made ​​of fiberglass.
Most of the "G15" were the engine of the Imp Sport (875 cm3, 55 hp) with two carburetors Stromberg ("Stromberg")
This is a small car sold either fully assembled or in kit form an assembly. With its own weight of 500 kg car is characterized by rapid and confident character. In 1972 the assembly "G15" was transferred to a new plant in Sudbury, which produced up to 6 cars per week. In the same year Britain joined the EEC, and introduced a value added tax for all vehicles and their components, making it unprofitable sale of assembly kits "G15".
Demand for the car in 1973 has fallen sharply, and in 1974 the company collected the last copies of "G15". A total of 6 years has produced more than 800 of these cars.
Model "G15" was popular. There were produced more than 800 cars
Characteristics (1968)
Engine: P 4, the upper cam
Bore and stroke: 68x60, 4 mm
Displacement: 875 cm3
Maximum power: 55 hp
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Chassis: the steel frame
Suspension: independent on the helical springs
Brakes: drum
Body: 2-seater coupe fiberglass
Maximum speed: 151 km / h
Ginetta G21 ("Jeanette G21") 1973-1978
Following the successful rear-"G15" the company introduced an entirely new sports car "G21". It proved to be more "G15", had a front-engine and 4-seater (2 +2) body. Its prototype was presented at the London Motor Show 1970 model was advertised with a 1,6 - or 3-liter Ford, independent rear suspension for one variant and dependent - for another.
By the time of putting into production in 1973 for her proposed 1.7-liter engines the English department Chrysler ("Chrysler"), bearing the brand Sunbeam ("Sunbeam"), and the leading rear axle. This decision was justified, because even for the "G15" the company used a significant amount of engine supplier.
As the custom was abandoned V-shaped 8-cylinder 3-liter Ford, but in the end cars with this unit was sold very little, and soon was abandoned. "G21" supplied the engines Sunbeam Rapier ("Sunbeam Reypier") capacity of 85 or 93 hp
In 1974 production of the "G15" was dropped, so the next 4 years the company focused on production cars "G21". Soon, customers understand that this is a truly robust and simple device for a car with a tubular frame and a compact interior. The model was faster than the "G15". With an engine capacity of 93 hp speeds up to 188 km / h, which greatly contributed to the streamlined body. For 5 years, 150 cars were assembled model "G21".
"G21" was one of the most attractive model of Ginetta, which, like all others, have helped our brothers Uoklett. It installed four-cylinder engine or a Ford V8 Sunbeam
Characteristics (1973)
Engine: P4, the overhead
Bore and Stroke: 81,5 x82, 55 mm
Displacement: 1725 cm3
Maximum power: 85 or 93 hp
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Chassis: the steel frame
Suspension: the helical springs - front independent, rear axle
Brakes: disc / drum
Body: Coupe 2 +2 fiberglass
Maximum speed: 188 km / h
Ginetta G32 ("Jeanette G32") 1989-1992
Sports Car "G32" - the spiritual successor to the "G15", retaining its overall layout and character. The model of the prototype shown at the British Motor Show 1986 in the sale of cars arrived only in early 1990
Ginetta G32 was the first production car with an engine company within a database. His show at the British Motor Show in 1986 and began production in 4 years
The index of "G32" said the 32-m project Uoklett family since the founding of the company. The machine design was similar to a car Toyota MR2 ("Toyota MR2") with the engine within the database (1984), which, in turn, created under the influence of FIAT X1 / 9 (Fiat X1 / 9) 70th. "G32" was the first production car company with a transverse engine Ginetta, although such a structure previously used in the coupe "G25", shown at a trade show in 1983 and in production were not included.


The presence of a "032" has created a separate frame with a cabriolet version of the
As before, the company was looking for a suitable Ginetta carefully engine for a new car and, like FIAT, chose the upgraded version for front-wheel drive car. "G32" was Ford CVH engine and 5-speed gearbox, which are installed on the Ford Escort XR3i ("Ford Escort XR3i") and the Fiesta XR2i ("Fiesta XR2i"). Many elements of the suspension and steering are also "found" at Ford.
This car has turned a small (length 3.76 m) and dynamic. With its own weight 880 kg heavier than he was a "G15", is better equipped. Salon has become much more spacious. The maximum speed reached 177 km / h
Since the engine was behind the driver and passenger seats, hood "G32" was low and was equipped with retractable headlights
Characteristics (1989)
Engine: P 4, the upper cam
Bore and stroke: 80x79, 5 mm
Displacement: 1598 cm3
Maximum Power: 110 hp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Chassis: the steel frame
Suspension: independent on the helical springs
Brakes: disc
Body: 2-seater coupe fiberglass
Maximum speed: 180 km / h
Ginetta G33 ("Jeanette G33") 1991-1997
The new owner, Martin Faff (Martin Phaff) moved production to Skanthorp. There have been recent instances of the model contains "G32". After that, it was decided to start producing sports two-seater "G33". It was first shown at the British Motor Show in 1990, then in a few months doing enough, and allowed for sale in 1991
The instrument panel "G33" included a tachometer with the scale at 8000 rev / min and a combined index of the oil temperature and coolant
The company was designed to provide customers with the most powerful in its history, a sports car. True lovers of these cars were supposed to evaluate the aluminum engine Rover V8, which allowed a maximum speed of 250 km / h, low and lightweight two-seater body. Only the export version of the engine was designed from the Ford Sierra RS Cosworth dimensions 90,8 x77 mm (2 liters, 220 hp).
Comfort, elegance and a spacious interior of the car - all on the back burner in front of impressive features, smoking tires during acceleration and driving pleasure. As always, Ivor Uoklett used a tubular frame, and Mark Uoklett (son Trevor) has created a low, wide and open two-seater body.
"G33" was boosted 4-liter version of the old engine Rover V8 (3,5 l). He developed a power of 200 hp and provided a vehicle speed of 241 km / h
Windshield small size was very tilted back, side windows, or fixed in the closed position, or shot, but did not fall, and two stood out for the interior "hump" that enhance safety. Machine equipped with limited slip differential and tire size 195/50ZR15. The initial price "G33" was GBP 18 187 (1991). The model enjoyed good demand. Often it was bought as a second or even third car in the family.
Smooth rounded contours of the "633" by Mark Uoklet-one son Trevor Uokletta, vaguely reminiscent of a model "04"
Characteristics (1991)
Engine: V8, the overhead
Bore and Stroke: 94x71 mm
Displacement: 3946 cm3
Maximum Power: 200 hp
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Chassis: the steel frame
Suspension: independent on the helical springs
Brakes: disc
Body: 2-seater roadster open
Maximum speed: 241 km / h

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