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1 hour ago, garethj said:

The G26 is perhaps the most Autoshite of Ginetta cars, there’s a self help group here for sufferers owners

I had one as my first car, surprisingly good.

I think there is an Urban Myth that a motoring journalist got sacked for concluding it was better than a manufactured car he was testing it against, but I can't confirm 

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4 hours ago, Spurious said:

Apparently an Axiam of some sort. Never heard of this one, they did the little B1 class cars right? Sounded rough and two cylinderish 

Rubbish photo sorry. 

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In France and here in Spain these can be driven without a drivers licence. They are limited to 45KPH. They can travel most roads except Autovías (motorways). Fast roads and they are f-ing dangerous.

You can read about them in Spanish.

https://www.motorpasion.com/coches-electricos/coches-carnet-mejores-ofertas-2021-para-otra-forma-movilidad-alternativa

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1 hour ago, Remspoor said:

In France and here in Spain these can be driven without a drivers licence. They are limited to 45KPH. They can travel most roads except Autovías (motorways). Fast roads and they are f-ing dangerous.

You can read about them in Spanish.

https://www.motorpasion.com/coches-electricos/coches-carnet-mejores-ofertas-2021-para-otra-forma-movilidad-alternativa

They are what alcoholics drive when they get put off the road.

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16 hours ago, artdjones said:

They are what alcoholics drive when they get put off the road.

Not quite true. Maybe you should read up on why they are used.

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On 3/31/2022 at 5:20 PM, garethj said:

The G26 is perhaps the most Autoshite of Ginetta cars, there’s a self help group here for sufferers owners

I had a G26 for about 12 months and sold it in 2008/9.  It had been modified by its previous owner to prove a point i.e. that the normally Pinto powered manual could accommodate a Ford Cologne 2.8 V6 and autobox.  It was appalling, although I sort of liked it when it decided to work for a day or two. It had poor ground clearance, was nose heavy and the Cortina electrics fought a nightly battle with the German electronics, usually resulting in a flat battery by the morning.  There's a photo of mine somewhere on here.

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Could only find a shot of the interior.
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On 3/31/2022 at 3:39 AM, AndaBoss said:

Mazda Chantez, first found out about it in this article 23 two-stroke classic cars (msn.com)

 

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Orignally planned to have a rotary but Mazda couldn't build one to meet with Kei-car regulations, so they went with a 2 stroke in the end. The Japanese rotary tuners RE Amemiya fitted a 260 horsepower 12A unit into one of these in the early 80's, and it was able to reach a top speed of 240kph (150mph) with a curb weight of 490kg!

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I was following a Cross Golf today. New one on me. 

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Cross? It was absolutely livid etc.. 

 

 

Edit: just out of curiosity I thought I'd see if there were any on ebay. The only one was this. 

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