List of car manufacturers of the United Kingdom

Summary

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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 marquesEdit

 
 
Marque Owner
Aston Martin (1913–present) Aston Martin
Bentley (1919–present) Bentley Motors
Jaguar (1935–present) Jaguar Land Rover
Land Rover (1948–present) Jaguar Land Rover
Lotus (1952–present) Lotus Cars
McLaren (1985–present) McLaren
Mini (1969-present) BMW
Rolls-Royce (1904-present) Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Vauxhall (1903–present)[1] Vauxhall Motors

Current manufacturersEdit

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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)
  • Toyota (1989-present)
  • Trident Sports Cars (2002–present)
  • TR-Supercars (2018–present)
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Former manufacturersEdit

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

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  • Napier (circa 1900–1924)
  • Napoleon (1903)
  • Neale (1896)
  • New British (1921–1923)
  • New Engine Company Ltd (1905–1921)[23]
  • New Carden (1923–1925)
  • New Hudson (1903–1943)
  • New Imperial Motors (1887; 1901; various guises 1912–1939) (motorcycles)
  • New Speedwell Motor Co., Ltd (1900–1908)
  • Newey (1907–1921)
  • Nomad (1925–1926) (article)
  • North Star (article)
  • Norma
  • Nova (1971–1996)[24]

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  • YEC (1907–1908)

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See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "About Our Company". Vauxhall Motors. Retrieved 7 December 2018.
  2. ^ established 1999 as Farboud
  3. ^ Note: Wholly owned by Alternative Cars Ltd
  4. ^ established 2001 as OScar: "Hugo Spowers". Riversimple. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  5. ^ known as Albany-Lamplough
  6. ^ Automobile Manufacturing Company
  7. ^ Dissolved Companies House, retrieved 14 November 2020
  8. ^ makers of the Bolsover Express boiler, used for steam launches and replacement for Stanley steam cars.
  9. ^ Bridgwater Blake Museum, Timeline, page 12 Archived 19 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Hill Climb Cars
  11. ^ Companies House Dissolved 2018
  12. ^ Meteor Manufacturing, London N4
  13. ^ Coventry
  14. ^ Silent Transport Ltd, Woking. Electric.
  15. ^ Renamed Arash
  16. ^ merged with Ginetta
  17. ^ "Dagenham: End of the line". BBC News. 19 February 2002. Retrieved 8 January 2019.
  18. ^ North London
  19. ^ Gordon Armstrong (East Riding Engineering)
  20. ^ Vernon Industries, Cheshire
  21. ^ Sold as Vapomobile
  22. ^ Note: Wholly Chinese-owned assembly plant
  23. ^ "New Engine Company Ltd Acton, London 1905–1921". motor-car.co.uk. Retrieved 11 November 2018.
  24. ^ Note: As of 2014, the brand appears to be dormant.
  25. ^ "About The Orpington Car". Trevor Mulligan. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  26. ^ Liquidation of OVIK Crossway/Claremont Engineering Ltd.
  27. ^ "E. H. Owen". Grace's Guide.
  28. ^ "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
  29. ^ Possibly the first British production car
  30. ^ Battle Museum of Local History (2012). Battle in Pictures. Biddenden: YouByYou Books. p. 27.
  31. ^ Sharps & Bond
  32. ^ Chapman, Frank (1995). Tales of Old Tonbridge. Brasted Chart: Froglets Publications Ltd. pp. 44–45. ISBN 1-872337-55-4.
  33. ^ "Sports car firm in liquidation following dispute with Jaguar Land Rover". 4 September 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  34. ^ Allways In The Picture

Other sourcesEdit

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