1960 - 1960

• Griffiths Equipment Ltd commenced business as a performance subsidiary of Griffiths Motors Ltd. The Wildcat brand originated in 1960. It started when Rootes Group first fitted their outstanding 1500cc OHV engine into the Hillman. This saloon car proved a winner on the circuits and quickly created a demand for increased performance. Griffiths Equipment started producing twin carb manifolds for this engine and introduced a floorshift gearchange conversion to replace the existing column shift. This was extensively used by both family and sporting motorists.