What happened to this G4 in the end?

What happened to this G4 in the end?

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JTeb

Original Poster:

122 posts

132 months

Tuesday 25th January 2011
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I know it was a Q-plate, and was probably an exercise in getting rid of some spare parts on Spadge's behalf before he left, but does anyone know what happened to the blue G4/4 that Ginetta Heritage was selling a few months back? This one to be precise: http://www.ginettaheritage.co.uk/2010-09-17%2012.1...

If I had the money at the time I probably would have bought it. £7950 sounded like a bargain to me. What did you lot think of it?

g15wiz

57 posts

121 months

Tuesday 25th January 2011
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I might know where the g4 is.....may I ask why you want to know??

h4887

277 posts

200 months

Tuesday 25th January 2011
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Exactly what kind of G4 is that supposed to be?

Darkspeed

120 posts

167 months

Tuesday 25th January 2011
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h4887 said:
Exactly what kind of G4 is that supposed to be?
What it was sold as a G4/4.

Only difference being the GH special bonnet that was fitted.

As for what happened to it - it was sold on ebay during the big Spadge clear out recently

Andrew

JTeb

Original Poster:

122 posts

132 months

Tuesday 25th January 2011
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g15wiz said:
I might know where the g4 is.....may I ask why you want to know??
Don't worry, I wasn't planning on getting in touch with the owner or anything. Just wondered if it turned out to be any good. I've been desperately wanting a Ginetta for a long time, and that one seemed to fit the bill.

Of course, if it did come up for sale again then I'd certainly consider it if the price was right ... though for the next month or two the right price would have to be whatever I can between the cushions of my sofa wink

g15wiz

57 posts

121 months

Wednesday 26th January 2011
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I think it's unlikely, but I will try and find out if the car might be for sale in the future....

JTeb

Original Poster:

122 posts

132 months

Wednesday 26th January 2011
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g15wiz said:
I think it's unlikely, but I will try and find out if the car might be for sale in the future....
Please don't go to too much effort on my account! As I said, my bank balance isn't too pretty at this very moment, so I wouldn't want to get their hopes up if they did decide they wanted to sell it.

Comadis

1,723 posts

183 months

Sunday 30th January 2011
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its a G4/S4 with a replacement bonnet in the "old" G4 design...one of the body-panel reproductions from ginetta-heritage b4 Spadge disapeared.

so the car is not "old" nor "historic"...its "only" a G4/S4 built up by ginetta heritage.

as i remember it had a tuned 1300 xflow fitted...so not a real pleasure for normal road use.



suffolk009

4,146 posts

125 months

Monday 31st January 2011
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I sat in the car at spadges. It was a G27! It had a g4 bonnet which spadge had cut down the middle and widened. He'd also had a go at improving th rear boot. It had a rear lipped bootlid that left a distinctly awkward step in the line where the boot lid meets the rear wings. It had Jag irs "heavy but it works" he said. The engine spadge was talking about fitting (it wasn't in then) was a 1300 X-flow. He said it could have a Zetec if a customer wanted it.

Comadis

1,723 posts

183 months

Monday 31st January 2011
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IT WAS A G4/S4, definately NOT a G27.

the car was advertized in certain web sales pages, over months. in disassembled condition from a privat seller. he wanted 3500pound. the car was registered already on a Q-plate.

it seams that ginetta heritage bought it finally, built it up and fitted a new bonnet in the "old" G4 design.


suffolk009

4,146 posts

125 months

Tuesday 1st February 2011
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Sorry - just going on what spadge told me.

sketch pad

40 posts

148 months

Tuesday 1st February 2011
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[quote=Comadis]IT WAS A G4/S4, definately NOT a G27.

IF it had a jag irs ? then its a G27 [1980 s'' ] its in my ginetta book'

suffolk009

4,146 posts

125 months

Wednesday 2nd February 2011
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I spoke to Mark Walklett yesterday, unsuprisingly this subject came up.

He thinks "it would be a Walklett built G27".

330p4

668 posts

190 months

Wednesday 2nd February 2011
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I believe it was a G4S4 that was owned by Gerry Gatrell using a Lotus twincam engine which the flea bay auction eluded to he built the car at the same time as myself he then sent it back to Ginetta & had the Jag rear end grafted on i dont think the chassis was changed
Ian

Darkspeed

120 posts

167 months

Wednesday 2nd February 2011
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http://www.ginettaheritage.co.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.p...

Certainly appears to be G4/S4 with an IRS grafted on - Does not look like a G27 chassis.

Andrew


Comadis

1,723 posts

183 months

Thursday 3rd February 2011
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"Certainly appears to be G4/S4 with an IRS grafted on - Does not look like a G27 chassis."

thanx to confirm my statement about being a G4/S4

what i forgot to mention:

when the car was for sale (disassembled, b4 spadge bought it) the seller stated that it was converted at Ginetta with an IRS some years ago.

a G27 chassis is totally different in the front section (bulkhead, differnt tubing, shorter drivers legroom in a g4/s4, front suspension...)








Edited by Comadis on Thursday 3rd February 19:32

dandarez

11,693 posts

243 months

Thursday 3rd February 2011
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99.99999% sure that is Gerry Gatrell's old G4S/4 - got pics somewhere. He was a good GOC friend at the time.
It was red and Q reg. Q359 something.

g15wiz

57 posts

121 months

Thursday 3rd February 2011
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I'm confused...again....I presume this the same car
http://www.ginettaheritage.co.uk/phpbb/viewtopic.p...
as the one shown on the home GH website?[Q731KEW]

suffolk009

4,146 posts

125 months

Thursday 3rd February 2011
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My apologies, I think we've been discussing different cars. Just looked at the pics G15wiz has linked above. That is the car I saw, and sat in, and discussed perhaps buying with Spadge just before he left GH. He called it a G27. Looks like a G27 to me (although I happily admit to being no authority).

h4887

277 posts

200 months

Thursday 3rd February 2011
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This is Jerry Gatrell sprinting at Snetterton in 1985


And hiding behind me, next to Bob Cook and Dennis Downey


And at Stoneleigh


Not quite right with the number, John! How do you get on with the Lottery?

Geoff

Edited by h4887 on Thursday 3rd February 12:15