|Production||1961 to 2010|
|Body style||2-door coupé, roadster|
First produced as long ago as 1961, the G4 has undergone many changes for the better in its history to the point where it is.the G4 was usable as an everyday car but still was very competitive in motor sport with numerous successes.
Over 500 were made up to 1969 with a variety of Ford engines. In 1963 a coupé was introduced alongside the open car and a BMC axle replaced the Ford one at the rear. On test the car reached 120 mph (190 km/h) with a 1500 cc engine.
The series III version of 1966 added the then popular pop up headlights.Production stopped in 1968 but was revived in 1981 with the Series IV which was two inches wider and three inches (76 mm) longer than the III.now a perfectly acceptable alternative at the time to mass-production sports-cars like the MGB and as a compromise between practicality, value for money and sheer performance it had a great deal to offer. Specially designed for ease of construction.
Model boast good passenger and luggage accommodation for a car of this type. The main body/chassis assembly of the G4 is unusual in that only one basic kit is available, one that is fully trimmed and fitted with doors, boot lid, pedal assembly, brake hydraulics and all electrics.
Also fitted are the steering wheel and column, the instruments and the entire fuel tank assembly. The cockpit is fully trimmed and furnished, even down to seatbelts and seats, and both screen and wiper mechanism are installed. This still leaves the major components like powertrain and suspension (Ford Cortina and a combination of Triumph Herald and Ford respectively to be fitted, but this approach means that the customer gets a car that has a "factory-finished" look about it and doesn't require very much work before it is fully roadworthy.Later cars also fitted with the Ford Zetec.
In addition to the basic kit a full range of componentry is available from Ginetta to complete the car.New front suspension the Ford-based rear suspension ,Hood and side screen assembly.Also available at the time you could even buy a brand-new engine complete with gearbox, prop shaft and exhaust system.
- Engines: Various over the years
- Body: Fiberglass
- Series: I to IV
- Chassis: Metal Spaceframe
- Suspension:Wishbone with coil springs and shocks
- Wheels: 13"
- Length: 133 in
- Height: 39 in
- Width: 57.2 in
- Wheelbase: 79.8 in