We like to think that one day, perhaps when we retire from our day jobs, we may be able to collate and publish all the information held by owners. Watch this space.
The Unipower GT is one of the most desirable and beautiful production specials that appeared during the 1960s. Designed with an nod to the work of Carlo Abarth and racing cars of the era, it was constructed on a tubular space frame bonded to a high quality body, both of which were manufactured by leading Formula 1 fabricators of the era. The car is powered by the BMC ‘A’ Series transverse engine and transmission located ahead of the rear wheels. It was trimmed to a high quality standard by Wood and Pickett.
Approximately 71 Unipowers were produced between 1966 and 1970 in Perivale, London, UK. Most were built as road cars but a few were produced as racing thoroughbreds, appearing at circuits as diverse as Silverstone, Le Mans, Nürburgring and Watkins Glen, among many others. A few are raced to this day.
We think about 38 of the total production survive. A few are on the road, fast, fun and much sought after. Some languish unloved in sheds and warehouses, others are the subject of long term restoration projects. If you see one, stop and look – it may be while before you see another.