1961 Ginetta G4 #020

Originally brought to the shop when it was purchased by Ralph Salomon, this Ginetta is the sixth ever built and potentially the oldest surviving example of the model. Sporting different bodywork, a shorter wheelbase, and a different round-tube chassis than the later Series 1 cars, this Ginetta is being campaigned by Michael Oritt with a pre-crossflow Ford 1500cc engine.


• 1,500cc Ford Kent Crossflow
• 175bhp, 8,500rpm redline
• Dual 45mm Weber DCOE carburetors
• Billet crankshaft, steel rods, forged pistons
• Roller rocker arms


• 4-speed Ford close-ratio, straight-cut synchro box
• Cast iron bellhousing
• Cast iron transmission case
• Austin A40 live rear axle, specially modified by Ginetta
• 3.9:1 final drive


• All fiberglass body with removable nose, removable tail, and bonded center tub
• Unique, early round-tube spaceframe chassis design
• Total weight: ~1,270lbs without driver


• Coilover suspension at all four corners
• Ginetta fabricated front control arms
• Triumph Spitfire front brake calipers and rotors
• Lower A-arm on live rear axle • Austin A40 8" cast iron rear drums