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Produced: 1959-1967, 277 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors, 2+2 seats
Gilbern GT

The GT, a 2+2 two door coupé was the company's first car and was made between 1959 and 1967. The GT Mk 1 was initially available with either 948 cc Austin-Healey Sprite with an optional Shorrocks supercharger or Coventry Climax 1098 cc engines. The chassis was fabricated from square steel tubing and the front suspension was initially from the Austin A35. The body was a one piece moulding.

Later versions came with a B-series 1500 or 1600 cc MGA or 1800 cc MGB engine and coil sprung BMC rear axle. With the coming of the larger engine, the car was renamed the 1800GT.

 


Source: Wikipedia

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
948ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.92mm x 76.2mm
1558ccS4 OHV
1622ccS4 OHVBMC B-Series76mm x 89mm
1798ccS4 OHVBMC B-Series80.26mm x 89mm

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
SU2

Transmission

TypeGearsComment
Manual4
Manual with Overdrive41798cc engine

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
F/RRack-and-pinionIndependent/Coil SpringsBeam axle/Coil Springs

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
111 mph12 s18.6 s33 mpg96 bhp 55001798cc engine
94 mph13.8 s19 s80 bhp 56001588cc engine
100 mph86 bhp 55001622cc engine
96 mph17.4 s20.9 s68 bhp 5700948cc engine

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDrum

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 9"0' 0"0' 0"12' 8"5' 0" 0 (0)0' 0"

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