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Old 5 Feb 2009, 21:23 (Ref:2389351)   #1
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Ginetta G16

Hello, who can help me with period pictures of Ginetta G16's, which drivers, which chassis with what engine, technical details during the 68-72 period? Did they ever used Cosworth BD type engines? Most cars now run BMW engines, but what engines did they really run in period? Thanks in advance, Emile
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Old 6 Feb 2009, 16:42 (Ref:2389885)   #2
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Welcome, Emile. The History forum would be more appropriate, so I'm moving it there. I, too. am interested in the G16, a very rare car. If this develops, it would be a worthy addition to the Chassis History Archive.
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Old 8 Feb 2009, 09:20 (Ref:2390920)   #3
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G16s mostly ran in period with either BMW,FVA ,FVC V8BRM, and one was fitted with a Buick but not until 1970 ish
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Old 8 Feb 2009, 14:31 (Ref:2391083)   #4
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Ian Tee is the driver, who knows when, where, chassis, engine, .... ?
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Old 8 Feb 2009, 17:35 (Ref:2391160)   #5
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I owned 2 G16s in the 70s. One was the Brian Alexander car bought from Mr. Bickerstaff in Preston and sold to my schoolmate Peter Cook.
The other was less engine(ex FV) bought bfrom Belfast. I remember flying over to see it and being shocked by the soldier presence.
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Old 8 Feb 2009, 18:12 (Ref:2391181)   #6
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Hello Chris, any chance you remember who owned/raced the Belfast car, original colors of the cars, chassis numbers? And where it went after your ownership?
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 09:08 (Ref:2392188)   #7
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The Ian Tee car was fitted with a V8 BRM engine
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Old 10 Feb 2009, 10:00 (Ref:2392219)   #8
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Looking through my copy of the John Rose book, it appears that just 8 G16's were built, of which 7 survive (chassis 001 destroyed at Monterey). Apart from BMW engines, they also used Ford, Coventry Climax and BRM. One also used an Oldsmobile(?) V8. It seems that there were two fitted with BRM units and known as G16A. Ian Tee's and the works car driven by Bev Bond. However, it is also apparent that the works cars were tried withn different units, so this could turn into an interesting exercise, suitable for the chassis archive. Do any survive with the original T bar supported windscreen?
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Old 14 Feb 2009, 18:58 (Ref:2397543)   #9
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I found 4: - chassis 16/001 sold to Art Allen (was US importer for Ginetta), crashed in 1969, restored by Trevor Needham in 1978, currently BMW engine and FT200 gearbox
- chassis 16/003 originally Oldsmobile V8, now Rover/Buick 4500cc and FG400 gearbox
- chassis 16/005 Motoring News/Ian Tee car, original V8 BRM, now BMW - FT200
- chassis 16/007 originally FVC, crashed at some time and rebuild early nineties with BMW and FT200
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Old 14 Feb 2009, 20:43 (Ref:2397576)   #10
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Ed Tyack still hillclimbs the car originally owned by his father Gerry. Now has a BMW engine but I believe started life with an FVA
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I found some more details on engine specification in Bob Walklett's book, "Ginetta, the inside story" but no chassis numbers;
John Burton's car: Cosworth FVC
John Bamford's car: BMW
Jeremy Richardson's: Climax
Ian Tee: BRM
Works car: BRM
Art Allen: 2 liter Coventry Climax
Bev Bond: BRM
Gerry Tyack: Cosworth FVA
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Old 15 Feb 2009, 13:15 (Ref:2397821)   #12
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Have you spoked to Trevor Pyman registrar@ginetta.org
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Old 16 Feb 2009, 09:27 (Ref:2398362)   #13
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According to Ginetta.org there where 10 cars produced:
this is their info

Model G16

Appearance Group 6 sports-racer
Power plant BRM 2.0 litre / Coventry Climax / Cosworth FVA / BMW 2.0 litre
Further details Not very successful due to under-development
Cost £1,800 (as rolling body/chassis unit)
Production 10
Year 1968
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Old 5 Sep 2009, 19:26 (Ref:2535038)   #14
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Looking through my copy of the John Rose book, it appears that just 8 G16's were built, of which 7 survive (chassis 001 destroyed at Monterey).
But apparently not sufficiently destroyed to prevent Trevor Needham restoring it, according to Emile's info...
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GINETTA G16

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I owned 2 G16s in the 70s. One was the Brian Alexander car bought from Mr. Bickerstaff in Preston and sold to my schoolmate Peter Cook.
The other was less engine(ex FV) bought bfrom Belfast. I remember flying over to see it and being shocked by the soldier presence.
Norman Moffett , was the Belfast G16 owner .
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