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Gilbern Cars
Welsh cars made with MG components in a fibreglass body and later with Ford V6 engines. The Red Dragon only badged cars out of Pontypridd from 1959 until 1973.


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Gilbern Genie MkII - badge

Gilbern 1800 GT front
Gilbern 1800 GT. Launched in 1960, the Gilbern GT was given 1800cc MGB power in 1963. A few cars were available with Ford V4 engines

Gilbern 1800 GT rear
Gilbern 1800 GT. Early GT cars had Austin A35 engines and components and then Morris Minor. Later cars gained firstly MGA and then later MGB components.

Gilbern Genie MkI front
Gilbern Genie. Introduced in 1966, the Genie was a new body style for Gilbern, and was further developed for the Invader models. Engines were 2½litre or 3-litre Ford V6

Gilbern Genie MkII front
Gilbern Genie MkII. The alloy wheels were designed by Gilbern and remained on Gilberns for many years.

Gilbern Genie MkII rear
Gilbern Genie MkII. Early Genies had Austin-Healey 3000 rear axle, and later cars had an MGB rear axle

Gilbern Invader MkI Coupe front
Gilbern Invader Mk1 Coupe. The Invader was launched in 1969 using a body developed from the 1966 Genie. A Ford Zephyr 3-litre V6 engine was fitted

Gilbern Invader MkI Coupe rear
Gilbern Invader Mk1 Coupe

Gilbern Invader MkII Coupe rear
Gilbern Invader MkII Coupe. In 1971 the Invader MkII was launched, the main changes being to suspension. Vents were added to the rear pillars for the MkII

Gilbern Invader MkII Estate front
Gilbern Invader MkII Estate. Gilbern joined the growing ranks of 'Sports Estates' with an Estate version of the Invader.

Gilbern Invader MkII Estate rear
Gilbern Invader MkII Estate. 394 Gilbern Invader MkI and MkII were built, 104 of these as Estates.

Gilbern Invader MkIII Coupe front
Gilbern Invader MkIII Coupe. Produced from 192-74, the Invader MkIII gained a new horizontal grille and lights front and rear. The chassis was modified to take all Ford components

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Gilbern Genie MkII. Rear lights from a Ford Van

t_Gilbern 1800 GT tail
Gilbern 1800 GT. Rear lights are from the Austin A40 (Farina)

key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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