GTM Libra - Kit Car




I found this GTM Libra for sale in Wales in August 2007 and it's a kit car I'd always wanted to build. This one had been built by Brian, had only done 10000miles since 2000, been put together really well with a few neat touches and was very clean and tidy. It's based on Rover Metro components and now has a 1.8 VVC K-Series engine (providing 160BHP and giving 0-60 in under 6secs).
Below you'll find pics of how I've modified the car and you'll find some interesting before and after shots. The car draws attention everywhere it goes and I always end up stepping out of the car with a smile!

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Trip to Talon Sports Cars (May 2008):
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Current specification:
  • Make
  • GTM
  • Model
  • Libra
  • Performance
  • 0-60 in under 6secs
  • Year Built
  • 2000
  • Body
  • GRP Monocoque
  • Engine
  • 1800cc VVC (160BHP) K-Series
  • Air Filter
  • Unbranded cone filter
  • Alloys
  • 16" x 7" MG Rover Ultra Light Weight
  • Tyres
  • Toyo T1R
  • Brakes
  • Front: Rover 200 - Rear: Rover 214
  • Brakepads
  • Greenstuff
  • Shocks
  • Gaz and AVO coilover dampers, gas adjustable
  • Steering Wheel
  • Richbrook R2
  • Steering Boss
  • Momo MC0250
  • Gear Knob
  • Richbrook Slant - Titanium
  • Tax Disc
  • Richbrook Carbon Fibre - Titanium
  • Pedals
  • Ripspeed Alloy from Halfords
  • Front Lights
  • Osram Night Breakers
  • Rear Lights
  • Bullseye from SVC Lighting
  • Seats
  • Intatrim Odyssey II
  • Handbrake
  • Unbranded from Carbuilder Solutions
  • Window Winders
  • Unbranded from eBay
  • Wing Mirrors
  • Rover 200 (Electric)
  • Wipers
  • Sparco Aero Wiper Blade 19"
  • Interior Mirror
  • Summit RV-73

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    I have bought another one...
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    GTM Libra Links:
    GTM Cars
    Talon Sportscars - Specialist Kitcar Builders
    GTM article on PistonHeads
    Team GTM - The GTM owners forum
    Gareth Wooldridge's GTM Libra experience
    Peter's GTM Libra Site
    GTM Libra on Wikipedia
    Dave Boud's GTM Libra build experience
    EVO Review of a GTM Libra Touring V6
    Guido's GTM Site
    GTM Libra V6
    GTM Libra V6
    GTM History
    PDF Flyer for an American distributor
    Stefan Carlton's Libra experience
    Bertram's Audi-powered GTM Libra
    Paul Drawmer's GTM Libra

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