Classic Motorsports Car Catcher: Ginetta G4

Date Aug 2, 2017

Written by Ed Higginbotham

This 1964 Ginetta G4 roadster has been prepared and maintained by eight-time SCCA Runoffs champion Kent Prather. This rare early tube-frame car was restored in 2009. Mechanical highlights include a rebuilt engine making 170 horsepower, a Quaife Rocket dog gearbox, and a Tran-X limited-slip differential. The seller is asking $79,000 and can be reached via email.

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Reader comments:

Joe Gearin
Joe Gearin Associate Publisher
Aug. 3, 2017 10:35 a.m.

I've seen this car in person, several times and it always stops me in my tracks. I'm a sucker for a Ginetta G4. One of the prettiest cars ever IMHO.

wspohn HalfDork
Aug. 3, 2017 12:15 p.m.

I found on of these for a friend to buy for vintage racing in the early 80s before they were worth anything. After a couple of years he sold it for hat now seems ridiculoulsy cheap. The car had non-stock front suspension and it turned out to be a factory race car set up with (IIRC) Formula 2 style front end and a 9,000 rpm 997 cc MSE screamer Cosworth.

Didn't have the heart to tell him what it would be worth in later years.

RoddyMac17 Reader
Aug. 3, 2017 1:50 p.m.

In reply to wspohn:

Was that the guy who ran Ace of Suedes? For some reason his name escapes me, he had Astons, and Brabham BT21 (I think).

wspohn HalfDork
Aug. 6, 2017 9:28 p.m.

There were two, one run by John Maycock and one (the car I spoke of) by John Jordan.

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