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Welcome to the Gilbern Owners Club Website

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 – February

What Might Have Been !

Pictures from the archive this month. The MK4 Invader was under development when Gilbern ceased production in the mid 70s. Based on the MK3, the new car had a longer wheel base giving more room for rear seat passengers and a larger boot. The unfinished prototype survived and finally took to the road over 30 years later.

The T11 project was started in 1969 but had stalled, again the remains of the prototype survived the company closure. Designed to use the Austin Maxi engine and drive train, this car did not share any mechanical components with the established Gilbern models. Eventually Toyota powered, this unique car also made it onto the road many years later.

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.

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