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Do you know that there were 381 British car manufacturers born in the United Kingdom over a century? 40 car manufacturers among them are still manufacturing cars and export worldwide today but the remaining 341 manufacturers have become history. Some of the defunct manufacturers appeared in the history for a few decades while some just last for a few years due to many reasons. Indeed, some of the British car manufacturers produce very limited cars in a short period of time. This is one reason why there are very unique British antique cars appear in some major antique car shows and you may not be able to recognize the car brand through the logo. Let’s see the list of car manufacturers in the United Kingdom from A to Z which on longer in business today. See also: list of car brandslist of Chinese car brands.

A

Abbey (1922)
ABC (1920-1929)
Aberdonia (1911-1915)
Abingdon (1902-1903)
Abingdon (1922-1923)
Academy (1906-1908)
Accles-Turrell (1899-1901)
Ace (1912-1916)
Achilles (1904-1908)
Adams (1905-1914)
Adamson (1912-1925)
Addison (1906)
Advance (1902-1912)
AEM (1987)
Aero Car (1919-1920)
Aeroford (1920-1925)
Africar (1982-1988)
AGR (1911-1915)
Airedale (1919-1924)
AJS (1930-1932)
Albany (1903-1905)
Albany (1971-1997)
Albatros (1923-1924)
Alberford (1922-1924)
Albert (1920-1921)
Albion (1900-1913)
ALC (1913)
Alex (1908)
Allard (1899-1902)
Allard (1937-1960)
Alldays & Onions (1898-1918)
Allwyn (1920)
All-British (1906-1908)
Alta (1931-1947)
Alvechurch (1912)
Alvis (1919-1967)
Amazon (1921-22)
André (1933-1934)
Anglian (1905-1907)
Anglo-American (1899-1900)
Anglo-French (1896-1897)
Angus-Sanderson (1919-1927)
Arab (1926-1928)
Arbee (1904)
Archer (1920)
Arden (1912-1916)
Argon (1908)
Argyll (1899-1928)
Argyll (1976-1990)
Ariel (1898-1915; 1922-1925)
Arkley (1970-1995)
Armadale (1906-1907)
Armstrong (1902-1904)
Armstrong (1913-1914)
Armstrong Siddeley (1919-1960)
Armstrong Whitworth (1904-1919)
Arno (1908)
Arnold (1896-1898)
Arnott (1951-1957)
Arrol-Aster (1927-1931)
Arrol-Johnston (1896-1928)
Arsenal (1898-1899)
Ascot (1904)
Ascot (1928-1930)
Ashley (1954-1962)
Ashton-Evans (1919-1928)
Asquith (1901-1902)
Aster (1922-1930)
Astra (1954-1959)
Astral (1923-1924)
Atalanta (1915-1917)
Atalanta (1937-1939)
Atlantis (1981-1986)
Athmac (1913)
Atkinson and Philipson (1896)
Atomette (1922)
Attila (1903-1906)
Aurora (1904)
Ausfod (1947-1948)
Austin (1906-1989)
Austin-Healey (1952-1971)
Autotrix (1911-1914)
Autocrat (1920s) (see Hampton)
Autovia (1936-1938)
AV (1919-1924)

B

Baby Blake (1922)
Baker & Dale (1913)
Bantam (1913)
Barnard (1921-1922)
Barnes (1904-1906)
Batten (1935-1938)
Baughan (1920-1929)
Bayliss-Thomas (1922-1929)
Bean (1919-1929)
Belsize (1901-1925)
Berkeley (1956-1961)
Bifort (1914-1920)
Billings-Burns (1900)
Black Prince (1920)
Blériot-Whippet (1920-1927)
Bond (1948-1974)
Bound (1920)
Bow-V-Car (1922-1923)
BPD (1913)
Bradwell (1914)
Brotherhood (1904-1907)
Brough Superior (1935-1939)
Breckland Technology (2000-2009)
Britannia (1913-1914)
British Salmson (1934-1939)
Broadway (1913)
Brooke (1901-1913)
BSA cars (1907-1926; 1929-1940)
Buckingham (1914-1923)
Buckler (1947-c.1962)
Burney (1930-1933)
Bushbury Electric (1897)

C

Calcott (1913-1926)
Calthorpe (1905-1926)
Cambro (1920-1921)
Carden (1912-1923)
Carlette (1913)
Castle Three (1919-1922)
CFB (1920-1921)
Centaur (1974-1978)
Chambers Motors (1904-1929)
Charawacky (1894-1914)
Chater-Lea (1907-1922)
Chota (1912-1913)
Christchurch-Campbell (1922)
Clan (1971-1974)
Clan (1982-1985)
Clarendon (1902-1904)
Climax (1905-1909)
Cluley (1921-1928)
Clyno (1922-1930)
Connaught (1952-59)
Coventry Motor Company (1896-1903)
Coventry Premier (1912-1923)
Coventry-Victor (1926-1938)
Crossley (1904-1937)
Crouch (1912-1928)
Crowdy (1909-1912)
Croxted (1904-1905)

D

Dalgliesh-Gullane (1907-1908)
Dawson (1919-1921)
Deasy (1906-1911)
Dellow (1949-1959)
De Lorean (1981-1982)
Diva (1961-1966)

E

Eadie (1898-1901)
Economic (1921-1922)
Edismith (1905)
Enfield (1969-1973)
Ekstromer (1905)
Electric Motive Power (1897)
Electromobile (1901-1920)
Elswick (1903-1907)
Elva (1958-1968)
Emms (1922-1923)
Endurance (1899-1901)
Esculapeus (1902)
Evante (1983-1994)

F

Fairthorpe (1954-1973)
Frazer Nash (1924-1957)

G

Galloway (1920-1928)
Garrard (1904)
Garrard & Blumfield (1894-1896)
Geering (1899-1904)
Gerald (1920)
Gibbons (1917-1929)
Gilbern (1959-1973)
Gilbert (1901)
Gilburt (1904-1905)
Gill (1958-1960)
GN (1910-1925)
Godfrey-Proctor (1928-1929)
Gordon-Keeble (1960-1961; 1964-1967)
Grose (1898-1901)
Guy (ca1919-1932)
GWK (1911-1931)
Gwynne (1922-1929)
Gwynne-Albert (1923-1929)

H

Hampton (1911-1933)
Healey (1946-1954)
Hewinson-Bell (c.1900)
Hill & Stanier (1914)
Hillman (1907-1976)
Horstmann Cars (1914-1929)
HRG (1936-1956)
Hubbard (1904-1905)
Humber (1896-1976)

I

Iden (1904-1907)
Imperial (1901-c.1906)
Imperial (1904-1905)
Imperial (1914)
Invacar (1947-1977)
Invicta (1900-1905)
Invicta (1913-1914)
Invicta (1925-1950)

J

James and Browne (1901-1910)
Jappic (1925)
Jensen (1936-1976; 1983-1992; 1999-2002)
Jensen-Healey (1972-1976)
Joel-Rosenthal (1899-c.1902)
John O’Gaunt (1901-1904)
Jowett (1906-1954)

K

Karminski (1902)
Kieft (1954-1955)
Kingsburgh (1901-1902)
Kyma (1903-1905)

L

LAD (1913-1926)
Ladas (1906)
Lagonda (1906-1964)
Lambert (1911-1912)
Lammas-Graham (1936-1938)
Lanchester (1895-1956)
Land Master (1970s-1980s)
Lee Stroyer (1903-1905)
Lems (1903-1904)
Lester Solus (1913)
Leuchters (1898)
Leyland (1920-1923)
Light Car Company/LCC
Lloyd (1936-1950)
Lonsdale (1982-1983)
Lotis (1908-1912)
Lucar (1913-14)

M

Madelvic (1898-1900)
Maiflower (1919-1921)
Marauder (1950-1952)
Marcos (1959-2007)
Marendaz (1926-1936)
Marlborough (1906-1926)
Maudslay (1902-1923)
MG (1923-2010)
Mini (1959-2000)
Morris (1913-1983)
Motor Carrier (1904)

N

Napier (c.1900-1924)
Napoleon (1903)
Neale (electric car) (1896)
New Carden (1923-1925)

O

Ogle (1960-1972)
Omega (1925-1927)
One of the Best (1905)
Oppermann (1898-1907)
Orpington (1907-20s)

P

Palm (1922-1923)
Palmerston (1920-1922)
Panther (1972-1992)
Paramount (1950-1956)
Paydell (1924-1925)
Payze (1920-1921)
Peel (1955-1966)
Peerless (1957-1960)
Perry (1913-1916)
Phoenix (1903-1926)
Phoenix (1905)
Piper (1967-1975)
Projecta (1914)

Q

Quadrant (1905-1906)
Quasar-Unipower (1968)
Queen (1904-1905)

R

Railton (1933-1950)
Railton (1989-1994)
Ralph Lucas (1901-c.1908)
Rapier (1933-1937)
Reliant (1952-2002)
Rex (1901-1914)
Rickett (1858-1860)
Ridley (1901-1907)
Riley (1898-1969)
Rochdale (1952-1968)
Rodley (1954-1956)
Roper-Corbet (1911-1913)
Rover (1904-2005)
Rudge (1912-1913)
Russon (1951-1952)
Ruston-Hornsby (1919-1924)
Ryley (1901-1902)
Rytecraft (1934-1940)

S

Santler (1889-1922)
Scootacar (1957-1964)
Scott (1921-1925)
Sheffield-Simplex (1907-1920)
Sheppee (1912)
Siddeley (1902-1904)
Siddeley-Deasy (1912-1919)
Simplic (1914)
Sinclair (1984-1985)
Singer (1905-1970)
Skeoch (1921)
Skirrow (1936-1939)
Smith & Dowse (1900)
Sports Junior (1920-1921)
Squire (1935-1936)
SS (1934-1945)
Standard (1903-1963)
Star (1898-1932)
Sterling (1987-1992)
Storey (1920-31)
Straker-Squire (1906-1925)
Strathcarron (1998-2001)
Sunbeam (1899-1937; 1953-1976)
Sunbeam-Talbot (1938-1954)
Swallow (1931-1934)
Swallow Doretti (1954-1955)
Swift (1900-1931)

T

Talbot (1903-1938)
Tamplin (1919-1925)
Tiny (1912-1915)
Tornado (1958-1964)
Tourette (1956-1958)
Toward & Philipson (1897)
Trident (1965-1978)
Triumph (1923-1984)
Trojan (1922-1936; 1962-1965)
Turner (1951-1966)
Tyseley (1912-1914)

U

Unipower (1966-1970)
Urecar (1923)
Utopian (1914)

V

Vale (1932-1935)
Valveless (1908-1915)
Vanden Plas (1960-1980)
Vapomobile (1902-1904)
Velox (1902-1904)
Vulcan (1902-1928)

W

Warne (1913-1915)
Warwick (1960-1962)
Weigel (1906-1909)
Whitlock (1903-1932)
Wigan-Barlow (1922-1923)
Wilbrook (1913)
Williamson (1913-1916)
Wilson-Pilcher (1901-1904)
Wolseley (1896-1975)
Woodrow (1913-1915)
Wrigley (1913)

X

Xtra (1922-1924)

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