Gilbern Sports Cars was founded in 1959 in Pontypridd, Wales. As production
got under way it became necessary for larger premises to be sought and the
company was to eventually offer ready built cars as well as those in kit
Gilberns began to prove their worth in competition and were to become a
familiar sight in hillclimbs, sprints and club racing.
Their first car, the Gilbern GT was initially powered by either BMC 'A'
Series engines, or the 1100cc Coventry Climax unit. Also available was the
1600 MGA unit and finally came the 1800 GT, using MGB power.
In 1966, a new larger model was introduced. Known as the Genie, this new car
made its debut at the Earls Court Motor Show and was available with Ford 3
litre V6 or 2.5 litre power units. By 1968, the 2.5 litre version as
discontinued as most buyers favoured the larger engine.
Offered here is a 1969 example of the Genie, which has had just two owners
from new and has been in the second owner's hands for the past 38 years.
During this time it has undergone a continual programme of improvement,
refurbishment and meticulous care.
Finished in British Racing Green with light tan interior, the car was
originally factory built and registered in Hampshire. It bears the
distinctive registration ROR 17G.
There is a vast amount of documentation with the vehicle, showing the
extensive amount of work that has been carried out over the years. There are
also manuals, along with press articles featuring the car.
A delight to drive, being sure footed and having very brisk acceleration, it
is an extremely usable and versatile car, being a comfortable four seater GT
with ample luggage space for touring and events. A rare chance to acquire an
example of this highly regarded motor car that has been fastidiously
maintained and is well known to the Gilbern Owners' Club.
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Restoration was started on the chassis some years ago, now almost finished. The rear axle has been refitted with new brakes and shock absorbers.The area around the front suspension needs to be finished.
The car appears complete except for an engine, 'box and front and rear screens and some interior, .....
A very nice MK.111 Invader, it has a continuous history, and is known to the owners club.
It has several detailed invoices with it from a well known and respected Gilbern restorer.
So much to tell, so please call for details, however if you have something to sell or have not told your wife that .....
Rare opportunity to acquire a 1972 Gilbern Invader Mk2. Three owners from new with original sales receipt, this is a matching number engine to chassis example nearing its full restoration. No expense spared with £‘000.00 spent on resto >>> engine & gearbox refurbed by Specialised Engines Ltd with .....
• Rebuilt 8V +30 re-bore with Modified Cylinder Head
• Crank checked new mains and big ends bearings
• Balanced and Lightened Flywheel
• New Timing chain and Sprockets
• Kent Fast road Camshaft
• Up-rated oil pump
• Up-rated rear oil seal and baffled sump as per works design
• Stage .....
1964 GILBERN GT 1800
This is a rare opportunity to purchase a Gilbern GT project with much of the hard work already completed and over £6,700 spent on new parts.
The work to the car to date is fully documented and photographed. There is a folder of historical information and the Gilbern GT is .....