Friday, 2 September 2022

Unipower GT turns up - looking for a new owner

It's always nice when a car comes out of its hiding after a long time and it's the case now with a Unipower GT that had been stored away for quite a while. Matt Phillips placed a pictured of it online and added: "Fresh out of very long term hibernation: a Unipower GT. It's been in storage for 20+ years. Definitely a project and most likely will be up for sale as owners are relocating / downsizing."

I've contacted Matt, and although I haven't heard back from him I couldn't resist to try and decipher which of the cars it is. I think I have it as 'HNK 8G' and have added some pictures of it below for you to enjoy. I hope there will be more to follow soon, and do let me know when you become the car's new owner. 

Oh! And for last month's Unipower GT offering - click here.


A Unipower GT project "Fresh out of very long term hibernation"
Picture Matt Phillips

'HNK 8G' when it was black. The car is an early, if not the first, Mk2 GT
Picture Jeroen Booij archive 

It was offered for sale in 1980, and then again (for £1,500) in 1983 in Luton
Picture Jeroen Booij archive 

Resplendent and repainted in it's original red - at the Hindhead show in 1984
Picture Chris Higginbotham

The car is believed to have been sold new with Cosmic wheels and sunroof
Picture Chris Higginbotham

It was seen briefly in its restored state before it disappeared again
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

The image above appears to have been used to make a nice water colour painting of it
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

Last sign of life came from quite a number of years ago, when it was offered for sale again
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

It looked to be in some urgent need of tender loving care back then. Last taxed in 1986
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

Interior original, complete and in a very nice state state though. With added Speed Pilot
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

Frame and engine looked as if it definitely needed work, and this was years ago
Picture Jeroen Booij archive

2 comments:

  1. Wow great group of photos showing some of the history regards Chris clifford

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  2. LOOKS BETTER IN BLACK

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