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The '65 Gordon-Keeble's formula seemed sound: tube-frame chassis, Bertone-styled fiberglass body, and a 300-horsepower Chevy 327 engine. The turtle emblem seemed out of place on a car that could hit 145 per, but at least it was a fiery red turtle. In any case, various cash-flow and parts-supplier problems limited the Gordon-Keeble to a production run of only 100 cars. Of course, when we're talking about British 4-seaters with Detroit V8s, it brings up the obvious question: which would you rather have- Gordon-Keeble with a screamin' small-block Chevy, or Jensen Interceptor with axle-snappin' Mopar big-block? []

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