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 is fully documented and photographed and there's a folder of historical information about the Gilbern GT, including immaculate copies of all Gilbern GT brochures.
At the start the intention with the project was to create a GT with a more modern feel to its handling. The chassis has been grit blasted, rusty sections taken out and professionally repaired and welded. It is completely refurbished with additional strengthening, webbing and bracing and inertia reel seat belt anchorage provision.
The chassis (B100164) has been painted with 2 coats of BondaPrima with Zinc and 2 coat of Synthetic Alkyd Enamel.
The front suspension has been completely replaced with the much improved coil over system designed by Hoyle Engineering for the MGB, together with an uprated anti-roll bar. There are new stub axles, kingpins and bearings fitted. The rear suspension is as Gilbern intended, but fully rebushed with new shock absorbers and rebuilt rear axle.
Brand new parts include kunifer brake pipe set with BF Goodrich hoses, rear drums, wheel cylinders, front callipers, ventilated front disks and pads, stainless steel backplates and new wheel bearings. There is also a new dual line non-servo brake master cylinder as fitted to export model MGBs and a fully reconditioned steering rack. The completed chassis sits on brand new stainless steel wire wheels and Vredestein sprint classic 185/70 HR 15 89H tyres and new chrome spinners.
The body is now sitting on the full-refurbished rolling chassis and in sound condition, but will require full refurbishment and a respray. It's been dry stored for many years. The floor sections will need refitting. The interior is complete and most of it capable of restoration although the intention was for a complete retrim. All the glass is included.
Everything stripped from the car is bagged and labelled. There are many new parts including a stainless steel fuel tank, and new braded-wiring loom as well as very rare parts such as an unused original pattern fuel filler cap in perfect condition, and several sets of rear and front light fittings. Original GT badges and logos.
The engine and gearbox are later 18v 5 bearing 1798 MGB engine that has been stripped and overhauled and an MGB gearbox removed from a running MGB and believed to be in good condition. Alternatively a fully rebuilt Ford Sierra Type 9 five speed gearbox also included as this was what was going to be fitted, but will need a conversion kit to mate with the engine, such as that supplied by Hi-Gear Engineering for similar MGB conversions.
There's a folder photo rebuild and much history including an advert of this car featured in Motor Sport in 1966 and a very comprehensive list of work done and parts used.
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