List of car manufacturers of the United Kingdom

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As of 2018 there are approximately 35 active British car manufacturers and over 500 defunct British car manufacturers. This page lists car manufacturers that build or built cars in the United Kingdom.

Major current marques

Current manufacturers

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  • Eagle E-Types (2013–present)
  • Elemental Cars (2014–present)
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  • Gibbs (2004–present)
  • Ginetta (1957–present)
  • Grinnall (1993–present)
  • Gardner Douglas Sports Cars (1990–present)
  • Great British Sports Cars (2006–present)
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  • Hawk (1986–present)
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  • Pembleton Motor Company (1999–present)
  • Pilgrim Cars (1985–present)
  • Perrinn (2011–present)
  • Prodrive (1984–present)
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  • Triking (1978–present)
  • TVR (1947–present)
  • Tempest of England (1988–present)
  • Trident Sports Cars (2002–present)
  • TR-Supercars (2018–present)
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Former manufacturers

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  • Iden (1904–1907)
  • Imperial (1901–circa 1906; 1904–1905; 1914)
  • Invacar (1947–1977)
  • Invicta (1900–1905; 1913–1914; 1925–1950; 2004–2012)
  • Iris (1906–1925)

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  • YEC (1907–1908)

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See also

Notes

  1. ^ "About Our Company". Vauxhall Motors. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. ^ established 1999 as Farboud
  3. ^ 2020 Atlantis Motor Company For Sale
  4. ^ The Atlantis Motor Company is FOR SALE
  5. ^ Note: Wholly owned by Alternative Cars Ltd
  6. ^ established 2001 as OScar: "Hugo Spowers". Riversimple. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  7. ^ known as Albany-Lamplough
  8. ^ Automobile Manufacturing Company
  9. ^ makers of the Bolsover Express boiler, used for steam launches and replacement for Stanley steam cars.
  10. ^ Bridgwater Blake Museum, Timeline, page 12 Archived 19 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ Hill Climb Cars
  12. ^ [https://find-and-update.company-information.service.gov.uk/company/09330867 Companies House] Dissolved 2018
  13. ^ Meteor Manufacturing, London N4
  14. ^ Coventry
  15. ^ Silent Transport Ltd, Woking. Electric.
  16. ^ Renamed Arash
  17. ^ merged with Ginetta
  18. ^ "Dagenham: End of the line". BBC News. 19 February 2002. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  19. ^ North London
  20. ^ Gordon Armstrong (East Riding Engineering)
  21. ^ Vernon Industries, Cheshire
  22. ^ Sold as Vapomobile
  23. ^ Note: Wholly Chinese-owned assembly plant
  24. ^ "New Engine Company Ltd Acton, London 1905–1921". motor-car.co.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  25. ^ Note: As of 2014, the brand appears to be dormant.
  26. ^ "About The Orpington Car". Trevor Mulligan. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  27. ^ Liquidation
  28. ^ "E. H. Owen". Grace's Guide.
  29. ^ "British Cars 1951 Specifications and illustrations", Peter Chambers, APC Publication, 7 Newhall Street, Birmingham, printed by W&D Willett Ltd, 74 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3 – p.35 incl pictures "assembled and trimmed in increasing quantities in London", p.47 – models "Renault 7.5.h.p Standard Saloon" (£689, 10sh) and "Renault De Luxe Saloon" (£729, 10sh). Prices as of 16 June 1951
  30. ^ Possibly the first British production car
  31. ^ Battle Museum of Local History (2012). Battle in Pictures. Biddenden: YouByYou Books. p. 27.
  32. ^ Sharps & Bond
  33. ^ Chapman, Frank (1995). Tales of Old Tonbridge. Brasted Chart: Froglets Publications Ltd. pp. 44–45. ISBN 1 872337 55 4.
  34. ^ "Sports car firm in liquidation following dispute with Jaguar Land Rover". 4 September 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  35. ^ Allways In The Picture

Other sources

  • G.N. Georgano, Nick (Ed.). The Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn Publishers, 2000. ISBN 1-57958-293-1