1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD

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Lot 282
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé

Sold for £ 105,100 (US$ 138,248) inc. premium
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé
Registration no. RCA 132B
Chassis no. C34F1004RD
*One of only 99 made in period
*Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro
*Restored in the 2000s
*Recently serviced and fettled

Footnotes

  • Produced between 1964 and 1966, the Gordon-Keeble was one of a select band of 1960s GTs that combined British chassis engineering with American horsepower and Italian style. Designed by John Gordon, lately of Peerless, and produced in collaboration with garage owner Jim Keeble, the car featured a spaceframe chassis with independent front suspension, De Dion rear axle, and four-wheel disc brakes. Styled by Giorgetto Giugiaro at Bertone, its elegant glassfibre bodywork was manufactured in England by Williams & Pritchard, one of the foremost firms specialising in this form of construction. A 327ci (5.4-litre) Chevrolet V8 engine provided effortless cruising and a top speed in the region of 140mph. All of which ought to have been a recipe for success, but the company failed to get its pricing right and production ceased after little more than a year. A brief revival saw a few more cars assembled, but when finally the end came, just 99 had been produced. Today the Gordon-Keeble remains a fascinating 'might-have-been' that can only become increasingly collectible.

    This manual transmission example was originally exported to Canada in 1964 and in May 1967 was sold to the second owner with 5,500 miles on the odometer. The immediately preceding owner bought this Gordon-Keeble and imported it into the Netherlands in 2000, since when approximately €30,000 has been spent on bringing the car to its present excellent condition. British-car specialists Noble House in Almere, Holland carried out the restoration, since when only some 2,000 miles have been covered. Noteworthy features include an additional brake servo, a Kenlowe electric cooling fan and its original Radiomobile radio, and the car also comes with its original steering wheel, two spare headlight rims, and a copper mallet. It is understood that the rear axle ratio of 3.07:1 was changed to 2.88:1 at 14,188 miles, and that the speedometer had been changed by 15,522 miles, making the total covered from new approximately 58,000 miles.

    Since its acquisition by the current vendor around two years ago the car has been serviced and fettled by CMC in Bridgenorth. Finished in Sage Green metallic with original black skai interior, this ultra-rare British GT is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.
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1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
1964 Gordon-Keeble Coupé  Chassis no. C34F1004RD
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