1965 Gordon-Keeble GK1 coupe. See more pictures of 1960s cars.
This smart, close-coupled four-seat coupe featured a fiberglass body set on a separate multi-tubular chassis. It was very fast thanks to the 300-bhp Chevy 327 V-8, and also offered good handling and running refinement.
The Bertone styling dated from 1960, and was a more elegant forerunner of the Iso Rivolta shape. The G-K was distinguished by a four-headlamp front end, with the lamps mounted in slant-eye formation.
Considered as desirable as a Ferrari at the time, it nonetheless lacked the cachet of a famous name. Ultimately, the Gordon-Keeble was a commercial failure because it was underpriced. It's a very sought-after car today because of its rot-free body, but not common or widely known outside its home country.
Pluses of the 1964-1966 Gordon-Keeble GK1 & GKIT:
- Rustproof fiberglass body
- High performance from easily serviced Detroit iron
- Active British club
Minuses of the 1964-1966 Gordon-Keeble GK1 & GKIT:
- No chassis or body parts any more
- Extremely costly to buy
- Not as refined as equivalent Ferraris
- Are there any in the States?
Production of the 1964-1966 Gordon-Keeble GK1 & GKIT:
- GK1: 80
- IT: 19
Specifications of the 1964-1966 Gordon-Keeble GK1 & GKIT:
Wheelbase, inches: 102.0
Length, inches: 189.5
Weight, pounds: 3,165
Price, new: NA
Engines for the 1964-1966 Gordon-Keeble GK1 & GKIT:
|Type||Size ||Horsepower (gross)||Years |
|ohv V-8||5,355 cc (327 cid)||300||1964-1966|
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