I used to own a green Gilbern GT reg KTD 32C.

Can you tell me if you know anything about this car.I owned it in 1988 my Gilbern Owners club number was 1483.



Admin reply: Yes the car is known to the club, and your ownership is recorded, although your ownership dates are rather patchy, could you advise on this please. It has been with a club member in South Wales since 1991, and I understand is currently awaiting a respray.

If you would like to talk about the car, do feel free to call me on 07850-001186.


Brian Gent
GT Historian

Added: February 20, 2017
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Aspiring Gilbern owner.

Admin reply: Hi Richard,

Apologies for time it has taken to reply, we have had some technical issues, I run the local Hampshire Area group which meets once a month in a pub at Droxford. Do feel free to give me a call on 07850-001186 if you would like to chat about Gilberns.


Added: December 30, 2016
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Just wondering if my late Dad's Gilbern Genie still exists ... I was only 7 yrs old at the time but recall the reg: as LWN 600F. We lived in Swansea. It was silver with black interior and had a manual gearbox with overdrive. He always tricked me when he flicked the overdrive (without moving the gearstick :) The next car I recall was K reg so maybe he kept it 3 or 4 years ?? Have had a rummage thru his photo albums but sadly not found any photos of the Gilbern yet. Fond memories.

Admin reply: Working with Paul on this. Genie Historian Julian

Added: December 18, 2016
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Had an estate back in the early to mid 70's, GLG200K. The car was originally owned by my fathers employer who unfortunately ran off the road and damaged the rear qtr and part roof. The car was in Gilbern at the time of going into administration after which it to 6 to 9 months for him to retrieve the car. The car had been part repaired so I purchased it finished the work and ran it for two years. The colour at that time was aubergine metallic which may have been a Ford colour along with a dark magnolia leatherette roof and wesbasto sunroof.
Great little car, the gear lever and dash always fascinated my friends.

Admin reply: Submitted by
Name: Gareth Morgan
From: Pencoed

I've checked with the estate historian regarding your car reg GLG200K, and he last heard of it, when it was for sale on eBay in 2009, it was dark green at the time.

If you want any further info on it please contact the estate historian Grahame Slope direct at :, he has a couple of photos of it taken in 2007.

Added: October 27, 2016
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My uncle has a Gilbern, his son and i have been after for 15 years.
Chassis number B01023. Its taken this long for him to even let us take the tarp off it.
I want too know if its worth restoring. The rear plastic screen is in a rubble bag on the back seat. It looks like a really hard thing to find or get made.
The mg engine is seized solid not a big issue but there is a lot of rot on the chassis behind the engine.

Admin reply: Stan,
Our GT historian believe this may be a previously unkown car and would like any more detail,you did not leave address. He has tried to reply is not sure that worked. Please could you contact him directly at :

Added: October 25, 2016
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Ref barn find post below. Definitely an Invader 3 (flared arches) in dark blue. Tax disc in window shows 1991.. I expect it will end up on ebay.

Added: October 24, 2016
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Just been to view an old barn for sale and there's a Gilbern in it! Could be an Invader. Will try and return for a second look - it's thick with bird * * *. Probably not moved in over 10 years IMO..

Added: October 15, 2016
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Having owned and run two 48 Vauxhall Velox's for the past seven years I feel it's time to add something different to my modest collection although they are very rewarding to own they do require a certain amount of upkeep part acquisition being a real bugbear and so the hunt for a new addition is under way , I like cars that have an interesting history and I definitely steer clear of cars manufactured in there thousands so this time round I fancied something with a real sporting pedigree easy part acquisition and a active club following ,very few people have ever heard of Gilbern all the more reason in my mind to own one .

Added: June 19, 2016
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Its nice to see photos of Gilberns,as a school leaver i became Gilberns first apprentice, there were only two lol.I was with the company all through my 5 year apprenticeship, building servicing and repairs to all the Gilbern range, i saw good times and hard times for Giles and Bernard (Gil Bern) but things improved slightly with the takeover by ACE Holding run by the Collins family, to my mind Gilberns were always underprised and i think that was the problem, not enough money in the company, but as an apprentice in those days that was not my expertise.
Keep going Gilberns always a place in my heart for you.

Added: June 15, 2016
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I owned an Invader from May, 1973 until March, 1975 reg. no. JUW 7 K painted in an AM green which may have been called California Sage. Sadly, its skittish handling in the wet finally got the better of me and it was an insurance write off. It certainly wasn't a w/o in terms of today's classics and I've often wondered if it survived. It was my fault I lost it, but I don't think the rock hard German Dunlop radials I had on the back axle helped. :!thinking:

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Added: December 10, 2014
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