1965 Ginetta G4 "R" Historic Race Car

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Other Makes
Model:Ginetta G4
Year:1965
Type:Glass Fiber
Fuel Type:110 Octane Race Gas
Color:Blue
Mileage:1
Transmission:4 Speed Ford with Quaife internals
Engine:1600cc Lotus Twin Cam
Trim:R
Number of Cylinders:4
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1965 Ginetta G4 R factory "R" model ready to race! Fully Independent Rear suspension, 4 wheel disc brakes, 180 HP 1600cc Twin Cam Ford, Quaife internals 4 speed Ford gearbox and only 1184 lbs. Fiberglass body over wet wrap early round tube chassis/frame Ginetta.
The Wakletts, four brothers, began constructing cars under the Ginetta name in the mid 1950s. Ginetta introduce the G4 in 1961 and many examples were immediately presented at numerous racing venues throughout the UK. The car was Homologated with the 997cc English Ford B105 motor, and was sold either with that motor or the 1500cc non Crossflow.
The factory noted the success of their customers racing the G4 and began an effort to campaign a factory sponsored "works" G4: this lead to the development of the G4"R." The "R" designating a purpose built race car with several upgraded developments including a Ginetta designed independent rear axel with in-board rear disc brakes and the fitment of the Lotus Twin Cam engine. The cars were an immediate success. Some ten to a dozen G4 "R's" were thus built and sold. The Ginetta G4 "R" models compete against the Lotus 26 "R" and Super Seven, Shelby Cobra, Porsche 904/6 and other production based Vintage Race cars.
This particular G4 "R" was sold new in 1965 to a Harvey Smith a UK privateer under the team Worchester Racing. It was raced for two years then retried to life on the street. The car was imported to the US and restored by Tony Ingram. It received the Rolex "Best Presentation and Performance" Monterey Historic award winner in 2009. Campaigned with HMSA, CSRG, SVRA and General Racing Limited; last 15 years. No accidents, well looked after.
Titled in California and its DMV Title is in hand. Very original, all original parts retained when restored along with separate all original bodywork, trim and lights. HMSA Log Book. Serial number 04/0221.
Very competitive against Lotus, Porsche, Alfa, Corvette, Mustang Shelby, Tiger, Elva in both over and under 2500 cc classes.
Specs: All steel Twin Cam legit 1600cc displacement, Aluminum head, JE piston, billet crank, steel rods, Dual DCOE 45 Webber carbs, dry sump, Tilton clutch and aluminum flywheel, 4 to 1 coated headers: dyno output 183 HP plus, approximately 7-8 hrs since refresh on the motor. Girling discs, dual circuit Girling masters, aluminum bell housing and tail shaft, Lotus Ford 4 speed gearbox with Quaife internals. SPAX shocks, rack and pinion steering, Fuel Safe cell (new foam,) "current date" six point belts, full roll cage, on-board fire system, Minilite wheels with Avon race tires.
For sale; contact 408-569-0409 for any questions.

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