List of car manufacturers of the United Kingdom

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As of 2014 there are approximately 35 active British car manufacturers and over 500 defunct British car manufacturers.

Current manufacturers[edit]

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  • Jaguar (1945–present)
  • JBA (1982–present)
  • JZR (1989–1998; 2000–present)
  • Javan (2006–present)
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  • McLaren (1969–1970; 1993–1998; 2005–Present)
  • MG (2006–present) [3]
  • Mini (2001–present)[4]
  • MK (1996–present)
  • Morgan (1910–present)
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  • Xtra (1922–1924)

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  • YEC (1907–1908)

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See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ established 1999 as Farboud
  2. ^ Note: As of 2014, the brand appears to be dormant.
  3. ^ Note: Wholly Chinese-owned assembly plant
  4. ^ Note: Wholly owned by BMW
  5. ^ Note: Wholly owned by General Motors via Adam Opel subsidiary
  6. ^ known as Albany-Lamplough
  7. ^ Automobile Manufacturing Company
  8. ^ makers of the Bolsover Express boiler, used for steam launches and replacement for Stanley steam cars.
  9. ^ Bridgwater Blake Museum, Timeline, page 12
  10. ^ Hill Climb Cars
  11. ^ Meteor Manufacturing, London N4
  12. ^ Coventry
  13. ^ Silent Transport Ltd, Woking. Electric.
  14. ^ Do-it-yourself job for which plans were provided
  15. ^ Renamed Arash
  16. ^ merged with Ginetta
  17. ^ North London
  18. ^ Gordon Armstrong (East Riding Engineering)
  19. ^ Vernon Industries, Cheshire
  20. ^ Sold as Vapomobile
  21. ^ Note: As of 2014, the brand appears to be dormant.
  22. ^ "About The Orpington Car". Trevor Mulligan. Retrieved 20 June 2012. 
  23. ^ Possibly the first British production car
  24. ^ Battle Museum of Local History (2012). Battle in Pictures. Biddenden: YouByYou Books. p. 27. 
  25. ^ Sharps & Bond
  26. ^ Chapman, Frank (1995). Tales of Old Tonbridge. Brasted Chart: Froglets Publications Ltd. pp. 44–45. ISBN 1 872337 55 4. 

Other sources[edit]

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