NG (Findhorn Cars)
Nick Green lived in New Milton , County Hampshire . He ran there the company Speedwell Motor Company and founded in 1979 NCG Design , later renamed NG Cars . He started in 1979 with the production of automobiles and kits . The brand name was NG . Speedwell Motor Company stopped production in 1983, and Spectra Cars of London attempted to rebuild its model in 1985. The TA Motor Car Company (short TAMCC) from Rotherham in South Yorkshire in 1987 took over the production of a model.
NG Cars was dissolved in 1989, and Pastiche Cars from Rotherham continued production until 1991. This company existed from November 11, 1988 to January 9, 1996. Pastiche Motor Company used the brand name Pastiche . This was followed by GTM Cars from Sutton Bonington in Nottinghamshire to 1993, NG Cars Limited from Epsom in Surreyuntil 2000 and NG Cars (IGI Group) from New Milton to 2002. From 2002 Findhorn Cars made the vehicles from Petersfield in Hampshire. This company was dissolved on 21 February 2012. Altogether over 2000 copies were created.
- NG Tycoon : The first model from NG Cars. It was a wedge-shaped sports car with gullwing doors and a Rover eight-cylinder engine positioned in front of the rear axle . The vehicle was built in 1979; NG just produced a prototype, after which the company turned to vehicles with classically inspired design.
- NG TA : an open two-seater from 1979 to 1987, based on the Aston Martin International . He is considered one of the first kit vehicles, which also in details the style of the time from which the cited model originates, corresponds (so-called period correct replica ). The TA Motor Car Company and Pastiche Cars continued production until 1991. In total, about 410 copies of the TA were created.
- NG TC : a "light" from the Aston Martin Ulster inspired open-top sports car with MGB mechanics. Compared to the original, the body of the TC was smoothed; The car had a fixed windshield, and the exhaust was routed to the underside of the vehicle. A version called TCR was equipped with Rover's 3.5-liter eight-cylinder engine. From 1990 it was sold as Pastiche Gladiator and could be optionally equipped with mechanical components from the Morris Marina . Findhorn offered a similarly designed vehicle. In total more than 400 copies of the TC were created, 10 of them in the V8 version.
- NG TD : a 2 + 2-seater variant of the NC, of which about 100 copies were produced. Also from her there was an offshoot in the Findhorn program.
- NG TF : a MG TF- oriented two-seater, which was the most successful model of NC Cars. In total, more than 1200 vehicles of this model were created. The technology could either be taken over by the MGB, the Morris Marina or the Ford Sierra . In addition, here was also possible with a Rovers V8 engine; this version competed with the Morgan Plus 8 .
- NG Speedwell Spectra : A conversion kit for the MG Midget, which included only the front end. It contained new bumpers, a modified grille and a striking front spoiler. The conversion cost £ 1,200. It was almost half the price of a brand new Midget. The Spectra was not an economic success. From it originated from 1979 to 1983 only 10 copies.
- NG Saloon : A closed sports car with curved fenders and sloping rear. Designed in 1988 as a prototype car based on the technology of the Rover SD1 . The body was made of aluminum. As drive sources were provided six-cylinder and eight-cylinder Rover engines. For a completely factory-assembled car, prices between £ 24,000 and £ 30,000 were mentioned, making the saloon more expensive than a brand new Jaguar. The saloon did not go into mass production. NG made only a prototype.
|NG Sedan||1988-1989||1||NG Cars|
|NG Speedwell Spectra||1979-1985||10||
|NG TC V8||1981-1989||10||NG Cars|
|NG TS||2004-2012||2||Findhorn Cars|
|NG Tourer||1988||1||NG Cars|
|NG Tycoon||1979||1||NG Cars|
Automotive manufacturer of Great Britain from 1979 to 2012.