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posted on 6/10/19 at 09:39 AM Reply With Quote
FS: Ginetta G27

For Sale - Ginetta G27

The time has come to part ways with my very much loved Ginetta G27. It was a factory built car in 1996 and is now a very rare car. Typically only 1 or 2 come up for sale each year.

Mileage is 4100, MOY until 29 June 2020. Car is fully road legal. Insurance is £130 for me (limited to 3000 miles, garaged, 10 year ncb, 36 years old)

Im owner number 4 and have owned it since 2014. I was told it was originally owned by a semi famous racing driver, but I canít remember their name. I have some video footage from back in the late 90ís which features the car It also includes 5th gearís very own Vikki Butler Henderson in the same race.

The car was in a garage in Cockermouth floods (freshwater) in 2009, where the owner at the time only used the car for the occasion sprint. He attempted to tidy it up and get the car started afterwards but failed. This is where I came in 2014 to buy as a project. At the time I thought it would be an easy quick turnaround with a new engine and maybe some wiring. This is where I went a little overboard and spend the next 5 years carrying out a full rebuild where everything was removed, cleaned, refurbed. The only thing that didn't come off was the main tub from the chassis.

I spent nearly 5 years rebuilding to what I believe is a unique and well specíed car. Since then I have used the car for various local shows, and the occasional trackday.

Since getting it finished, Iíve continued with the upgrades and tinkering. Just this year saw its conversion from the old clunky type 9 box to a smooth 6 speed mazda box, which also meant new flywheel, clutch, prop shaft, adaptor plate and starter motor.

Reason for sale, I really enjoyed rebuilding it and had some awesome fun driving it but I have had my time with it and it's time for a change. I have my eye on a GP1 mini too.

As with any car like this, its a raw experience on the road with plenty of power, no traction control or ABS. But get to drive it properly and it comes alive as an awesome piece of equipment

Location is Staffordshire UK, Can of course send further photos and info if needed. Inspection and test drives welcome. Please remember test drives will only be carried out with full insurance cover in place etc.


Good condition. Originally yellow gelcoat but resprayed by previous owner in red. Its no where near concours but good a fiberglass bodied car. Best colour match I found was ĎMazda True Redí

Vinyl White Circles on doors

Caterham side mirrors


1.8 Silvertop Zetec

ARP rod bolts

Cams: Autosprint (Birmingham) IN - AS46 EX AS 92 Hydraulic, 110deg start point Zetec - Carburettor Performance Profiles - Hydraulic - 278į 278 Inlet 276 Exhaust

ST170 inlet, mated to GSXR 750 throttle bodies with PIPERCROSS PX600 filter

Lightweight 3.6kg steel flywheel with standard pinto clutch (cable operated) ARP flywheel bolts

Ported zetec head

Land Rover - ESR3926 in tank Fuel Pump with return

Exhaust manifold is a wrapped ginetta item leading to a repackable steel silencer by cherrybomb (2.25inch) - Tests at about 101dB

Raceline aluminium sump

Raceline aluminium water rail with Ford Escort 1.8 Zetec 1992-1999 Thermostat

Radiator: Nissens Radiator 651741 VW PASSAT (88-) 1.6 i

Megasquirt: MS2 on v3.0 board. running MS extra code. Direct driven wasted spark coil pack

Originally Rolling Roadtuned by Dale at Bailey Motorsport @150bhp but this was before the modded head and cams. Expected to be around 180bhp

Burton Power lightweight 40a alternator

Proper escort water pump to remove the need for an idler pulley

Nearly all Silicon hoses

Aluminum catch tank

New Pinto Starter motor

Remote oil filter setup

Running Gear

Mazda RX8 6 speed manual gearbox with adaptor

Ginetta modified Ford English live axle using 5 linkage setup

3jdriveline 22T 660mm uprated half shafts

Differential: 45/45 ramp angles make of LSD unknown - Large Flange English - rebuilt this year

LSD Oil: Castrol B373 Limited Slip Differential Gear Oil

Final Drive Ratio : 3.54:1

Custom propshaft

Luk Clutch Kit


Hybrid Sierra steering column with Vauxhall Agila / Suzuki Wagon R power steering. Dash adjustable assistance

Steering Column Bearing Ford Sierra P100 Scorpio Fiesta Granada Upper Steering

Quick Release steering wheel boss

Momo Steering Wheel MOMO MOD.78 STEERING WHEEL 6x70mm PCD


New Front Coil Overs "Protech Shocks 600 Series Single Adjustable Bearing 2.25id

(Open Length: 12.0 inch / 305mm, Top Eye, Bush Width and Hole Diameter (Top Hat): New Rear Coil Overs "Protech Shocks 600 Series Single Adjustable Bearing 2.25id

(Open Length: 15.5 inch / 394mm, Top Eye, Bush Width and Hole Diameter (Top Hat):

Front Springs 2.25inch 250lb

Rear Springs 2.25inch 145lb

Bottom Ball Joints Saab 900

Adjustable (camber) top wishbones with rose joint at upright end- poly bushed at chassis side

Rear suspension - 5 link setup all rose jointed (except one end of the panhard - TVR Shock Absorber Bush - C0092)

Wheels & Tyres

Rare Compomotive FH 15x7 wheels wrapped in nearly new AD08R 195/50r15ís PCD 4x108mm Painted grey


Re-built dash with updated layout and switches

Digidash: 20x4 LCD with Arduino and Seeedstudio CANbus shield

Original (but tatty) seats included

New high back narrow bucket seats from JK Composites

6 point FIA harnesses (in date)


Split system bias adjustable pedal box, Wilwood master cylinders

Front Calipers - Wilwood 4pot Midilite Caliper with braided hoses

Rear Calipers - Standard escort with braided hoses

Front Pads Wilwood: EBC Greenstuff (for Midilite Caliper)


Black coated braided hoses at all 4 corners


Fire Extinguisher: Lifeline with nozzles in engine bay and drivers lap. Bottle had timed out, and will need replacement if using for competitive events

Full roll cage. I only have the rear section installed but I have the front sections and drivers door bar which will come with the car.


Spare set of front wishbones

Original Ginetta build manual

Sierra, Escort and Mondeo Haynes Manuals

CD containing 90ís video footage and ECU maps/software

Poor Points

The MX5 headlight pop up motors have gotten stiff and won't pop successfully. But I never use the car in the dark so it doesn't cause an issue

Some minor gelcoat cracking in places

I'm an 84kg, 6í tall, 34Ē waist guy. I can drive it quite comfortably although depending on your build, you may want to either replace or reposition the seats.


[Edited on 6/10/19 by AntonUK]

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posted on 6/10/19 at 05:05 PM Reply With Quote
Just an observation, you haven't stated a price!

Lovely car though!

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posted on 6/10/19 at 05:18 PM Reply With Quote
thanks now added

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posted on 2/9/20 at 08:17 PM Reply With Quote
Now people are starting spend some of money, I'm bumping this to the top again.

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