Lot No. 523 -
1964 Ginetta G4R
Sold for: £34,100
Rare, early sixties, Sports Racer with provenance...The Walkett Brothers began constructing competition cars under the Ginetta name in the mid-1950s and in 1961, introduced the G4 which became an immediate success in club racing. The car was initially homologated with the 997cc Ford B105 engine and was sold, either with that engine, or a 1500cc non-crossflow. The factory noted the results of their customers racing the G4 and began an effort to campaign a factory sponsored “works” G4 which led to the development of the G4R. The 'R' designating a purpose built full-race car with several developments including a Ginetta designed independent rear axle with inboard rear disc brakes and the fitting of the Lotus Twin-Cam engine. The cars were an immediate success on the circuit but surprisingly very few G4Rs were built and sold.
The number 04/0089 is etched on one of the round chassis tubes of the red G4 here and Ivor Walklett of Ginetta has confirmed in writing that it is one of his early G4Rs. It has recently undergone a complete rebuild by Martin Cliffe of Omicron Lancia in Norfolk to a fast road specification and is currently powered by a Lotus Twin-Cam dry sumped engine fully built by Paul Exon to produce 155bhp. The car was exported to Australia in its early years and appears to have enjoyed a racing career out there prior to coming back home in the late nineties, but we have no history of any British racing.
There is a large history file, including receipts for the recent rebuild, with the car, a copy of its original Buff Log Book and the MOT Certificate issued in July.The car comes with a factory hard top which includes sliding windows. It has just been fitted with new Avon tyres and a battery and is ready to go, subject to the normal legal requirements for the safety equipment.
Year of manufacture:
Saturday 01 July 2017
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