Gentry (kit car)
Gentry (kit car)
The Gentry is a British kit car styled MG TF. It was offered for sale by RMB Motors in Barwell, Leicestershire, from 1974, after the original prototype was completed in late 1973. in that first year, 15 kits were delivered, and by 1979 the number of cars produced annually had risen to over 80.
The company was founded by Roger Blockley, who had previously worked for the Triumph Car Company. The car was built on the chassis of a Triumph Herald, using a frame of angle iron to which were attached the aluminium body panels over Marine Ply, the bonnet, engine compartment sides and 'fuel tank' of aluminium, and the fenders and doors of fibreglass. The grille was often taken from a MG Magnette ZA /ZB. From 1975 a version was produced to fit the Triumph Spitfire chassis and running gear, but only two examples of this variant were made
In early 2019, the company and all rights were sold on and Gentry Motor Car Company Ltd. was re-established. The Gentry is back in production and the new owners, based in Coventry, are actively seeking additional engine options to complement the original while maintaining the MG / Triumph heritage.
Included in the kit price are:
A ladder chassis fabricated in-house. The company requires 2 Triumph suspension towers on an exchange basis. The chassis will be supplied with 2 reconditioned towers attached
A hand-built body tub consisting of a steel frame with plywood, aluminium, and GRP covering.
GRP body panels including front and rear wings, running boards, inner bonnet panels, a two-piece split bonnet, bulkhead, scuttle top (dashtop eyebrows), a 'fake' fuel tank, rear apron, doors, propshaft cover, and gearbox tunnel.
A plywood dashboard for finishing by the customer, such as veneering or covering.
Other parts like the radiator grille, radiator, windscreen, fuel tank ...
Gentry kit car price: Starting at £7,995