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anyone fancy a ginetta g4?

PostPost by: Elanconvert » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:00 am

hi all
posting this on here first [hope it's ok jeff] as Im sure most of you guys will not be timewasters!!!

regretfully for sale shortly [a friend has first refusal but is on holiday] to help fund rebuilding of my poor diapidated garage....

g4-sale3.jpg and


pm me if interested.....thanks

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PostPost by: SimonH » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:16 am

Now that would be nice.
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PostPost by: theelanman » Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:24 am

Terryp......he was looking for one
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PostPost by: elansprint » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:18 am

Fred email terry Piner he has been looking for a while
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PostPost by: terryp » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:47 am

Thanks Gareth and Ian
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PostPost by: 65ginetta » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:41 pm

I would be very interested in the car, send me a pm for details, where is the car located?
These cars fascinate me and are irresistible, dead easy to restore and simple to maintain.
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sat Aug 06, 2016 7:41 pm

Beautiful little car. Makes an Elan seem extravagantly luxurious.

Fancy it - oh yes! Afford it???
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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Sun Aug 07, 2016 10:32 am

vincereynard wrote:Beautiful little car. Makes an Elan seem extravagantly luxurious.

Fancy it - oh yes! Afford it???


yes you are right.....compared to the elan, it is a simple car, but very effective design....[witness its racing success].....great balance and handling, low drag and weight, everything is very accessible/detachable, and even a twincam will fit in it [however, someone with long legs won't]!!!!

btw, this one is not an early round tube with period racing history, so is affordable......[also NOT a 'barn find']!!

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PostPost by: terryp » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:24 am

Fred
Did you get the PM?

Thanks
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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:47 pm

this'd be one of the few cars i'd trade for my elan. no budget visible anywheres - but i'd trade! sandy
PS: have u ever seen a well prepared G4 race??? pure road legal (?) magic
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:43 pm

I'd quite fancy one, at the moment I'm looking for an interesting Elan for sympathetic restoration as part of my slowing down from the high speed world of locks and handles into gentle retirement. Mark Kempson has a very interesting +2 that has piqued my interest, but at circa ?20k it's a little too rich for a restoration project, so the question is how much for a G4, what has it got and what does it need?

I'm not a time waster and will make a decision quickly, so don't tease us, let's have some proper photos and a full description.

Many thanks
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PostPost by: terryp » Sun Aug 07, 2016 4:04 pm

Well , it's too rich for me so I am passing, "La Prochane Fois" as we say here ........
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PostPost by: Elanconvert » Mon Aug 08, 2016 8:00 am

Spyder fan wrote:I'd quite fancy one, at the moment I'm looking for an interesting Elan for sympathetic restoration as part of my slowing down from the high speed world of locks and handles into gentle retirement. Mark Kempson has a very interesting +2 that has piqued my interest, but at circa ?20k it's a little too rich for a restoration project, so the question is how much for a G4, what has it got and what does it need?

I'm not a time waster and will make a decision quickly, so don't tease us, let's have some proper photos and a full description.

Many thanks


hi alan
I am not teasing anyone.....some members on here have been helpful to me, so I thought they might appreciate an opportunity to pre-empt a listing on carandclassic or evilbay, and avoid a competitive bidding situation.......and I might avoid timewasters and tyrekickers......

this is a lotus elan forum, not an 'any cars for sale' site [although lotus and ginetta have a lot in common] , so I invited interested parties to pm me.....

g4s rarely come up for sale and I think are quite sought after, so I would expect a lot of interest from the wider motoring fraternity if and when it goes on the open market...


thanks

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:13 am

A very rare and desirable car, but I'm sure you know that Fred. Replicas fetch ?25k in race trim, and an original twincam engine car fetched 6 figures 2 years ago, but it did have some race history.

Anybody over about 5ft 10inches doesn't fit!
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PostPost by: elansprint » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:00 pm

Also no good for the fuller figure but beautiful looking cars
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