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 UK.

Major current marques[edit]

Current manufacturers[edit]

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B
C
D
E
  • Eagle E-Types (2013–present)
  • Elemental Cars (2014–present)
G
  • Ginetta (1957–present)
  • Grinnall (1993–present)
  • Gardner Douglas Sports Cars (1990–present)
  • GBS Great British Sports Cars
J
  • JBA (1982–present)
  • JZR (1989–1998; 2000–present)
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L
M
N
O
P
R
S
  • Suffolk Jaguar (1990–present)
T
  • Triking (1978–present)
  • TVR (1947–present)
  • Tempest of England (1988–present)
  • Trident Sports Cars (2002–present)
U
W
Z
  • Zenos (2012–present)
  • Zolfe Cars (2008-present)

Former manufacturers[edit]

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Y[edit]

  • YEC (1907–1908)

Z[edit]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Note: Wholly owned by General Motors via Adam Opel subsidiary
  2. ^ established 1999 as Farboud
  3. ^ Note: Wholly Chinese-owned assembly plant
  4. ^ Note: Wholly owned by Alternative Cars Ltd
  5. ^ Note: Wholly owned by BMW
  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 Archived 19 April 2014 at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ Hill Climb Cars
  11. ^ Meteor Manufacturing, London N4
  12. ^ Coventry
  13. ^ Silent Transport Ltd, Woking. Electric.
  14. ^ Renamed Arash
  15. ^ merged with Ginetta
  16. ^ North London
  17. ^ Gordon Armstrong (East Riding Engineering)
  18. ^ Vernon Industries, Cheshire
  19. ^ Sold as Vapomobile
  20. ^ New Engine Company Ltd Acton, London 1905-1921 motor-car.co.uk, accessed 11 Novembe 2018
  21. ^ Note: As of 2014, the brand appears to be dormant.
  22. ^ "About The Orpington Car". Trevor Mulligan. Retrieved 20 June 2012.
  23. ^ "E. H. Owen". Grace's Guide.
  24. ^ "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 "Renualt 7.5.h.p Standard Saloon" (£689, 10sh) and "Renualt De Luxe Saloon" (£729, 10sh). Prices as of 16th June, 1951
  25. ^ Possibly the first British production car
  26. ^ Battle Museum of Local History (2012). Battle in Pictures. Biddenden: YouByYou Books. p. 27.
  27. ^ Sharps & Bond
  28. ^ Chapman, Frank (1995). Tales of Old Tonbridge. Brasted Chart: Froglets Publications Ltd. pp. 44–45. ISBN 1 872337 55 4.
  29. ^ Allways In The Picture

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