Gordon Keeble

The Gordon Keeble was the result of a partnership between John Gordon and Jim Keeble.  The body was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and the car was powered by a Chevrolet V-8 engine.  Approximately 99 cars were made between 1964 and 1967.  The tortoise on the car badge comes from a test drive, when a tortoise in the road ahead was rescued and put on the bonnet of the car, where it promptly left a “message”.  This was interpreted as a sign of good luck and was therefore used on the company badge!  Thanks to David Yeomans for this anecdote.

1964 Gordon Keeble GK1. Model by Enco Models
1964 Gordon Keeble GK1. Model by Best of Show
1967 Gordon Keeble GT. Model by Matrix