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Here is your delicious A-list of current British car manufacturers from A to Z you ever hunted. United Kingdom is one of the few countries that built cars before 1900s. The first car brand founded in the UK is Rickett which built steam-powered car in 1860. Since then, more and more British car brands appeared in the history. Without any surprise, there are 381 British car manufacturers since 1858. 40 of them are currently still manufacturing and selling cars. Some of them are now world’s famous car makers including MINI, Rolls-Royce, McLaren, Bentley, Aston Martin, Lotus, Land Rover, Jaguar, Daimler, and Caterham. See Defunct British Car Manufacturers for the list of car brands that is no longer in the business. See also: list of car brands, list of Chinese car brands.

List of current British car manufacturers

  1. AC (since 1908) – One of the few notable AC cars are AC Cobra.
  2. Ariel (since 1999)
  3. Ascari (since 1995)
  4. Aston Martin (since 1921) – Aston Martin makes cars like no others, otherwise why James Bond always use it?
  5. Bentley (since 1919) – The Bentley was born inEnglandand it builds high-performance cars with discreet British elegance. If it talks, it must have a very sweet British accent.
  6. Berkeley (since 1991)
  7. Bristol (since 1946)
  8. Brooke (since 1991)
  9. Caparo (since 2006)
  10. Caterham (since 1973)
  11. Connaught Motor Company (since 2004)
  12. Daimler (since 1896) – One of the earliest car manufacturers in United Kingdom.
  13. Eterniti Motors (since 2010) – A new comer in automobile industry.
  14. Farboud (since 2004)
  15. Aquada (since 2004)
  16. Ginetta (since 1957)
  17. Grinnall (since 1993)
  18. Invicta (since 2004)
  19. Jaguar (since 1945) – One of the very famous car brands in the world.
  20. JZR (founded 1989)
  21. Land Rover (since 1948)
  22. Lea-Francis (founded 1903)
  23. Lister (founded 1954)
  24. Locost (since 1995)
  25. Lotus (since 1951)
  26. McLaren (founded 1969)
  27. MINI (since 2001, the original Mini was introduced in 1959) – Millions of MINI have been sold worldwide since 2001, anymore to say?
  28. MK Indy (since 1996)
  29. Morgan (since 1910)
  30. Noble (since 1998)
  31. Nova (since 1971)
  32. Prodrive (since 1984)
  33. Radical (since 1997)
  34. Rolls-Royce (since 1904) – Rolls-Royce is a British car manufacturer that produces luxury cars and supply the finest machine worldwide. The factory is currently located at the Goodwood plant in West Sussex, England.
  35. Trident (since 1999)
  36. Triking (since 1978)
  37. TVR (since 1954)
  38. Ultima (since 1992)
  39. Vauxhall (since 1903)
  40. Westfield (since 1982)

As you can see from the list above, there are several car manufacturers who have been playing a role in the automobile industry for more than a century. Currently, the longest surviving British car manufacturer is Daimler. If you are in the market for high quality car, British cars are without doubt one of the best to be in your choice.