The company was founded in 1958 by the four Walklett brothers Douglas, Trevor, Bob and Ivor, all of whom were very keen of all aspects of motor racing.
Each of the brothers had their own area of expertise and got on well with each other, factors that may well have considerably to their company’s success.
Bob Walklett took care of the running of the business in his role as the managing director Douglas, a trained mechanical engineer handled auto-electrical development, Ivor took car of vehicle design, working in tandem with Trevor as the stylist.
According to industry folklore, the brothers named their company Ginetta after an former girlfriend of one of the brothers ( who remains unnamed.)
Ginetta has a long history of building race and production cars covering various categories, among them Grand Tourers (GTs) and touring cars.
The first production Ginetta was the G2, with its design based on a pre-war Wolseley Hornet. The G2 sold a creditable one hundred models, before being phased out in 1962.
Eventually Ginetta were bought out of liquidation by a consortium of car enthusiasts, who are still active today.
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