The Gordon-Keeble was the result of an idea seeded by John Gordon of Peerless Cars who along Jim Keeble decided to build a car that would be unique. They decided to have the tortoise as the new emblem of their new brand after a tortoise appeared from nowhere during the internal launch of their first car.
The GK1 was styled & built in Italy by Guigiaro and Bertone (who designed the Lamborghini Urraco) and was given a powerful Chrysler's 280 hp, 5.3 litre V8 engine. It was first of the series of cars planned under this firm.
The body was built in fibreglass and was very quiet inside. However its prohibitive cost deterred many of the buyers and only 100 only were built. Because of this the second series never came out.
|- Limited Edition models|
|- Non-opening bonnet, boot and doors|
|- Non moving wheels|
|- Licensed product|
|- Material: Resin|
|- High precision miniature models|
|- Premium collectible|
|Box Dimension (in inches)||6.5 x 3 x 2.5|
|Make||Best of Show|