Classic British Sports Car

After the war, the shortage of new car supply was a reality in Great Britain as in most European countries. Most of the production was destined for export. For the youth who had a few means, the best way to have fun was to buy a pre-war Austin or Ford and have it dressed up as a small sports car with a fiberglass body. This new material had many advantages, especially its lightness, and its perfect adaptation to small volumes of production.
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Gilbern GT

Gilbern GT

Gilbern Invader

Gilbern Invader

Gilbern Invader

Gilbern Invader

Falcon Mk II, with a hard-top

Falcon Mk II, with a hard-top

Elva-BMW GT160 (Fissore) - Turin'64 - Elva began as a sports/racing car, powered by Coventry-Climax or Ford engines. The first road-going car was produced in 1958. This was the Courier. The 2-litre Elva-BMW GT160 was designed by Fiore of Paris and the aluminium coachwork was by Fissore of Turin. Powered by a 1991 cc dry-sump BMW engine it was capable of a top speed of 160 mph (257 kmh). A glass-fibre version was to be made available for the UK market.

Elva-BMW GT160 (Fissore) - Turin'64 - Elva began as a sports/racing car, powered by Coventry-Climax or Ford engines. The first road-going car was produced in 1958. This was the Courier. The 2-litre Elva-BMW GT160 was designed by Fiore of Paris and the aluminium coachwork was by Fissore of Turin. Powered by a 1991 cc dry-sump BMW engine it was capable of a top speed of 160 mph (257 kmh). A glass-fibre version was to be made available for the UK market.

Gilbern Invader Mk 3

Gilbern Invader Mk 3

Gilbern Invader

Gilbern Invader

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