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Author:  Carnut [ Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:31 pm ]
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J.R.Booij wrote:
A Swiss owner?
Then I'm pretty sure they are in good hands with Bruno Meier.



Quite so!
He needed them for his forthcoming book on the whole Trident story.

Author:  Carnut [ Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:33 pm ]
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pan68 wrote:
The pics below are showing the restored version. Don't know if red colour was the best choice (white?), but it's a beautiful little car in anyway!



It is indeed. It was originally bright blue (Rootes Group Hillman Hunter colour!) but was repainted in the USA. Not sure it's ever been white; it just looks it in black & white pictures (although having said that I saw it at Earls Court London Motor Show in 1967 and don't remember it being blue. If you asked me what colour it was then I would have said white!)

Author:  Carnut [ Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:35 pm ]
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pan68 wrote:
Is this the first version that hasn't hurdled USAmerican safety regulations or is it the already modified car?
(maybe moved to a seperate Fissore or Fiore TVR Tina topic?)



This was the car in its original form. It was very soon changed to mirror the much more successful frontal appearance of the Tina Coupe, but with twin round lights instead of rectangular units.

Author:  pan68 [ Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:00 pm ]
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Thanks for these infos! :)

Author:  pan68 [ Thu May 07, 2009 6:03 pm ]
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This is the mysterious Gilbern T-11 that was never factory finished. The car is currently under restoration. (since a long time!)
Does anyone knows if the design of this beauty goes back to Trevor Fiore?
Think I've read something somewhere about it, but can't remember anymore.

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Author:  J.R.Booij [ Fri May 08, 2009 9:59 am ]
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Good to see the T11 is progressing! It's a stunner.
And, yes, Trevor Fiore was involved with it as he assisted the body development.
But it is believed Michael Leather was largely responsible for the design. He was then director of Gilbern.

Author:  pan68 [ Fri May 08, 2009 11:13 am ]
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J.R.Booij wrote:
Good to see the T11 is progressing! It's a stunner.
And, yes, Trevor Fiore was involved with it as he assisted the body development.
But it is believed Michael Leather was largely responsible for the design. He was then director of Gilbern.


Thanks a lot! It has strong resemblance to the lines of the Monteverdi Hai (!) and Renault Alpine A 310. Therefore it doesn't makes me wonder that he at least was involved in that project.


I did some (quick) efforts on my own....(please apologize the fake Mangusta wheels... ;) )

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Author:  J.R.Booij [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:07 am ]
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It seems the Gilbern T11 is on the road again after all these decades.
That's brilliant.

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Author:  pan68 [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:03 pm ]
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Back on the road, but who will drive it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tExSZXG6EIA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K9iGmR1aho

Author:  J.R.Booij [ Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:07 pm ]
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pan68 wrote:


After an endless restoration now destined to be a trailer queen..! :))

Author:  degruch [ Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:51 pm ]
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J.R.Booij wrote:
It reminds me of my good old Bond Equipe - another cool Frost-design.


Yes, the last 2 designs remind me of the Bond Equipe (like the one in my garage right now!) and I wondered whether they were design concepts for that very car - check the rear end. I have read that Bond management wanted the Trident design, with Fiore giving up in disgust when the design was butchered to fit on a Trimph Vitesse chassis...the final design being completed internally by Bond. However, seeing those concepts make me wonder if there wasn't a different story?

Duane

Author:  J.R.Booij [ Tue Dec 29, 2009 7:02 pm ]
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You mean the last two of the design sketches from an earlier post, right?
I believe they were meant as styling exercizes for a Bond Equipe Mk3 - a car that never was, but I'm not sure.
Carnut might know.

Author:  degruch [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:06 am ]
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Yes, that's right...the last two sketches of the previous post. I have seen pictures of the prototype Equipe Mk.3, as noted by a few people, it looked a lot like a 1972 Morris Marina 2-door. I have a feeling these sketches date from the mid-1960's, so probably a bit earlier, but who knows for sure? Carnut maybe?

I like owning cars that are primarily the work one individual designer, being an industrial designer, I love the scope of their influence. I previously owned a '65 Studebaker Cruiser (Lark), which was mainly the work of Brook Stevens. He needs a section of his own too, less of an artiste, but a brilliant industrial designer.

Duane

Author:  Michiel Mobiel [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:20 am ]
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degruch wrote:
I like owning cars that are primarily the work one individual designer, being an industrial designer...

Interesting! Welcome at COACHBUILD.com

Please introduce yourself in the members section. We all like to learn a bit more about you, especially another industrial designer like me.
viewforum.php?f=16

Author:  degruch [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:55 am ]
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Thankyou Michiel, I will. I've been admiring some of your work too, unfortunately, I don't have such a fantastic portfolio but my work pays the bills =)

Always admired Fiore's work (especially the Trident, Monteverdi Hai and crazy Citroen Karin), glad he's got some attention here. Tom Karen is another similar designer who needs a section...I'll have to start searching through my car books for pictures.

Duane

Author:  J.R.Booij [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:31 am ]
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Hi Duane,

do you know Nick Wotherspoon's book on Lawrie Bond? A great read.

It mentions 'a totally new Equipe which was to be based on the Triumph 2000 floorpan and mechanical components'. The car is said to have been a Reliant (Bond's then-owners) proposal, but never got any further then the prototype stage.

A designer is not mentioned, but I believe it must have been Bond's own draughtsman Alan Pounder and not Fiore, as it definately is not as sharply styled as the Equipe Mk2 (my favourite too!).

Author:  degruch [ Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:49 pm ]
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J.R.Booij wrote:
Hi Duane,

do you know Nick Wotherspoon's book on Lawrie Bond? A great read...


Yes, I have this book, it relays the same story I've abbreviated above. Fiore had a very distinct and modern style he 'peddled' throughout the 60's, which was fantastic IMO. The Bond certainly looks like his work (although Alan Pounder was credited as converting the concept to production), but awkward from certain angles (cabin too thin and tall for the rest of the body, exaggerated overhang)...the Trident was definatetly his best wedge, the Hai probably his most handsome design. I feel lucky to have some of his work.

Happy New Year everyone! :)

Author:  Aymami [ Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:33 pm ]
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Hi. Please forgive me my absolute ignorance on Trevor Fiore's world. I've been following this topic with much interest. I have found this pictures on the net. A 1969 Trident Clipper.

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Author:  pan68 [ Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:13 pm ]
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Again the beautiful Tina:

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Author:  robgeelen [ Mon May 24, 2010 10:20 pm ]
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The brochure of the Trident: Fiore designed body, but was it built by Vignale?Apparently Fissore, but the body markings confused me...

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