RE: Ginetta G4

RE: Ginetta G4

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h4887

277 posts

200 months

Saturday 6th March 2010
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Martin Slater's car was OWB 367M, one of the very last ones made. It had a Greetham 998. Don't know the chassis number though.

Geoff

GinG15

499 posts

131 months

Sunday 7th March 2010
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dvla database doesnt come up with any info about this number plate....

h4887

277 posts

200 months

Sunday 7th March 2010
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It wouldn't if it went to Norway in 1985

GinELla

61 posts

140 months

Sunday 7th March 2010
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Thank you, Geoff, Greetham tuned 998 is what I've been told.

Comadis

1,723 posts

183 months

Monday 8th March 2010
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even exported cars are normally still listed in the dvla database.

does anybody know if replacement chassis left the factory with a new chassis number or was it to the owner to emboss the "old" number into the new chassis?


i know it from lotus that if you purchased a factory replacement chassis for an eclat/elite you get a new chassis number: e.g. LR8509
the LR stands for "Lotus Replacement"

interestingwise it was up to the owner to emboss this number into the chassis, alternatively he could also emboss the "original" number into the new chassis.

h4887

277 posts

200 months

Monday 8th March 2010
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Comadis said:
even exported cars are normally still listed in the dvla database.
Well, they've got nothing on my G4 which was exported in 1990

Comadis

1,723 posts

183 months

Monday 8th March 2010
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what is the fomer british reg.number of your G4?

Edited by Comadis on Monday 8th March 17:44

dandarez

11,692 posts

243 months

Monday 8th March 2010
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Started with CNC (won't give all of it away, I'll leave it to Geoff to tell you) but you can check those first 3 initials, and Ginetta G4.

Anyway, for what it's worth, DVLA is a government agency so is interested in one thing, making money.

The rest at what it does, imo, they are pretty useless.

Look at all the V5 documents it was said they 'lost' in 2006. The logbooks had a misprint so were to be shredded - but somewhere between them printing and the shredders, the whole lot went missing, only to surface over the next three years (and counting) being used to create false vehicle identities.

Over £13m worth of cars have been stolen and cloned in this way, and police are still recovering about 10 stolen logbooks every week. It is estimated that possibly 130,000 stolen blank documents are still in circulation.

I reckon (being in this industry) if you just took 130,000 V5 documents they would weigh around 1,300 KILOS!

Couldn't exactly fall of the lorry and not be noticed, or piled on the back seat of your car, eh?

B-T

64 posts

151 months

Wednesday 17th March 2010
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A round tube G-4 for sale here in the States...
$35k
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/1645644774.htm...
smile
BT

Comadis

1,723 posts

183 months

Friday 16th April 2010
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@dandarez:

only 3 initials (CNC) unfortunately arent enough to make a check. the complete registration number is needed.

so can some body post also the rest or sent it via PM.

h4887

277 posts

200 months

Friday 16th April 2010
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As I said above, it's not on the database

Geoff

Comadis

1,723 posts

183 months

Sunday 18th April 2010
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you often have to play with the "make"...sometimes the dvla misspelled the name of the car or even 1 missing/additional space between 2 letters may not return a result.

geeeman

1,239 posts

215 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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a G4 wins again against a varied field of classics...!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQTkUba4qCQ

GTRene

11,814 posts

184 months

Thursday 9th December 2010
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duh biggrin

jpf

1,287 posts

236 months

Friday 2nd September 2011
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I think it is time for PH to pay a visit to the Dare factory and give us a drive of the current G4, fill us in on the larger G12 and any other Dare information.

My G4 in the USA gets a lot of admiring views from car guys of all ages.

StoatWithToast

2,101 posts

216 months

Tuesday 20th November 2012
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Where'd the review go?
I know it's 10 years old, but I wanted to read it again!

PiB

1,184 posts

230 months

Friday 25th January 2013
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Can anybody tell me about the history, condition or other on this car?

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C279385

Or was it discussed in another thread? Please point me there - thanks!

h4887

277 posts

200 months

Friday 25th January 2013
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It was previously owned by Ad den Teuling, who sadly died not long ago. Since it's now in Germany it has presumably moved on once already. I remember seeing it a few years back at Brands Hatch. It's the real thing.

Geoff

g15wiz

57 posts

121 months

Saturday 26th January 2013
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apparently it's a square tube....raced successfully but later excluded due to wrong date of manufacture being declared [not because it is not a round tube!]..
I enquired because I was interested in racing square tube g4's [eg Tony Ingram's]
I don't think square tubes were homologated like the 997 round tubes, but presumably they would be eligible for other historic classes...

h4887

277 posts

200 months

Saturday 26th January 2013
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Quite right. Ironically it is easier to race a 'replica' G12 for which you can get an HTP than it is a an absolutely original square tube G4...funny old world, innit?

Geoff