This site is dedicated to Gilbern Cars and the Owners Club that serves Gilbern enthusiasts based in the United Kingdom, Europe and all around the world.
We hope that you will find it informative and easy to use.
Picture of the Month – July
What might have been.
The MK4 Invader was designed as a long wheel base update on the Mk3, the extra space creating more leg room for rear seat passengers and a slightly larger boot.
Only the prototype was built, which was in a very incomplete state when the company ceased trading in 1974.
The car survived in storage for over 30 years before it was finally purchased, assembled and completed by the current owner and GOC club member.
A truly unique car and a surviving part the heritage of the Gilbern marque.
Please visit the Gallery pages to view more images of Gilbern cars from events around the country.
About the Club
The Gilbern Owners Club was founded in 1969 by Martin Ingall, our President, when the cars were still in production. In November 1979, with the expansion of the Club’s activities, it was decided to incorporate the Club as a company limited by guarantee.
The Gilbern is a specialist car that attracts people who are interested in the vehicle they drive. Experience with other makes where the manufacturer has ceased production shows the importance of an owners’ club in the maintenance of the marque. Without this interest and support, the general condition of the cars may decline and spares may become harder to find, with a consequent potential drop in the value of the cars.
Our objective is to ensure the continued existence of Gilbern cars by encouraging interest and enthusiasm in the marque. We provide a range of technical services and organise activities and motoring events to bring together Gilbern Owners and enthusiasts.
One of the Club’s major objectives is to ensure that no shortage of parts occurs which would render a member’s car un-roadworthy or unusable. With the help of a wide range of suppliers, we have been very successful and most essential components are available.
A monthly magazine, Welsh Rarebit, together with this website are the main forms of communication with our members.