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Four months into GS F ownership I finally got around to taking some pictures. So here it is, early car with fixed dampers, sonic titanium with red leather, Mark Levinson but no sunroof -perfect spec for me.

The plate doesn't really suit but came off my V10 Phaeton which the F replaced. Plan is to keep it forever -one of the reasons I chose it over an M5 or AMG.

I love the sense of occasion you get when driving, and the Jekyll and Hyde character. And, of course, the noise! I feel very fortunate to own three of the best sounding cars ever -the GS F, an S54 BMW Z3 M Coupe and a Gordon-Keeble.

Hi to everyone on the forum!

Mike

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Hello and welcome Mike, we have contacted each other in the past through the Pistonheads forum as fellow Phaeton V10 owners, and both seem to have landed up with an F series Lexus.

Like you I love the Jekyll and Hyde characteristics of the car, one of the many youtube clips I watched where Tiff Nedell stated the more you drive the car the more it grows on you is absolutely spot on.

I think the servicing costs are also a very pleasant surprise, despite the fuel consumption.

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Hello

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Hi and welcome, that sounds like a great set of cars. I almost owned a gordon keeble at one time but ended up with a couple of scimitars instead, so I can definitely see the attraction. What motor is in the GK?

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Welcome to the club @V10Mike i believe yours was one i was planning on looking at before i got mine but was bought the day i called in for a viewing 😄 Really nice colour outside and inside 👍 hope to see more of it in the future.

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Great looking car Mike, very rare, love mine.

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Hi there, car looks great and I'm loving the colour of the seats.

I chose an E36 M3 Evo over the breadvan at the time, but often wish I had just gotten use to the smaller cabin. They do sound awesome however.

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gordon keeble - I had to Google it as never heard this one before! 

Welcome to LOC, your Lexus looks great, when I win a lottery I will get one of these myself! :)

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Welcome to the forum and thats a great looking GSF you have.

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welcome Mike,

love the spec on your GSF, looks stunning!

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Welcome to the LOC, hope you find it usefull. Your car looks great, love the colour. Would be interested in what you thought of the   V10 Phaeton.

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Thanks everyone for your warm welcome!

To answer a couple of questions above;

Gordon-Keebles came as standard with the 327 Chevy small block (5.4 litres) out of the Corvette, but mine is fitted with a 383 chevy stroker (6.3litre) with Edelbrock aluminium heads, a roller cam and other go-faster goodies. It has 425 bhp and 495 ftlbs of torque, which in a 1300 kg car makes for reasonably sprightly performance!

I loved my V10 Phaeton, so much so that I kept it for 12 years and 140,000 miles. It was the long wheelbase four-seater version with all the options, supremely comfortable and a great drive. It was only the fear of declining reliability and big bills with increasing age that LED me to part with it. However, the joys of GS F ownership are helping me get over the loss!

Mike

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I had two z3m coupes over the years best car i ever owned...until the isf of course 😉

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Welcome Mike, 

Sounds like you’re a true car guy, so should enjoy the GSF and what it represents.

I’m guessing you’ll not be searching to add extra ponies to bring this up to a similar spec to your Gordon-Keeble, but maybe a few bits can be done once the warranty is up. 

I’m a big fan of mods, and have enjoyed the success so far modding my ISF. It’s still the only supercharged example I believe in the U.K. and possibly Europe, so that only adds to the sense of occasion when I get to drive it.

Cheers for now,

 

Pete 😎👍

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My eye caught the words "Gordon-Keeble" in the recent posts column on the home page, and I just had to come here! A beautiful car, one of those fondly remembered exotics from my childhood. 

A warm welcome to the forum, Mike. 

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