Friday, December 25, 2015

1970 Gilbern T11 Concept

Created as a one-off concept car in 1971 by Gilbern, Wales only sports car manufacturer, the T11 Prototype was to be the companies new two seat sports car. With a striking body by British designer Trevor Fiore (of TVR Trident, Alpine A310 and Montiverdi 450 Hai fame), the T11 promised a great deal. But the project was canceled and the prototype abandoned. Gilbern then went bankrupt in 1973. Owner Gordon Johnston spent nearly 10 years restoring the forgotten prototype.

The car originally had a tuned BMC Austin Maxi 1.5-litre 75 bhp engine, but due to an accident in 2011 (damaging the driveshafts and the gearbox differential) a 200 bhp 2.0-litre Mk 2 Toyota MR2 engine was fitted. Maxi 5-speed manual all-synchromesh transmission. ( &

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