A list, with logos and descriptions, of current and past British car brands. Click on the name for a link to more information.

Operating Brands

Of the 32 operating brands in 2013, the majority are race cars or luxury sports cars,
demonstrating Britain’s heritage is high quality engineering, and clearly showing
why Britain remains the world’s premier location for motorsport engineering.

Arash
Ariel
Ascari
Aston Martin
BAC
Arash
Supercars
2004 - Present
Ariel
Lightweight Sports Cars
2001 - Present
Ascari
Supercars
1995 - Present
Aston Martin
Luxury Sports Cars
1913 - Present
BAC
Road-legal Race Cars
2009 - Present

Bentley
Bristol
Brooke
Caparo
Caterham
Bentley
Luxury Cars
1919 - Present
Bristol
Sports Cars
1945 - Present
Brooke
Roadsters
1991 - Present
Caparo
Road-legal Race Cars
2006 - Present
Caterham
Roadsters
1973 - Present

Connaught
Eterniti
Ginetta
Grinnall
Invicta
Connaught
Sports Cars
2004 - Present
Eterniti
Luxury 4x4s
2010 - Present
Ginetta
Race Cars & Sports Cars
1958 - Present
Grinnall
Lightweight Cars & Trikes
1993 - Present
Invicta
Supercars
2004 - Present





Jaguar
Land Rover
Lotus
Marcos
McLaren
Jaguar
Premium Cars
1922 - Present
Land Rover
Premium 4x4s
1948 - Present
Lotus
Sports Cars
1952 - Present
Marcos
Supercars
1959 - Present
McLaren
Supercars
1989 - Present

MG
Mini
MK
Morgan
Noble
MG
Mass-market Cars
1924 - Present
Mini
Premium Cars
1959 - Present
MK
Roadsters
1996 - Present
Morgan
Sports Cars & Trikes
1910 - Present
Noble
Supercars
1999 - Present

Prodrive
Rolls Royce
Trident
Triking
Ultima
Prodrive
Race Cars
1984 - Present
Rolls Royce
Luxury Cars
1906 - Present
Trident
Diesel Sports Cars
1999 - Present
Triking
Traditional Trikes
1978 - Present
Ultima
Supercars
1992 - Present


Vauxhall
Westfield
Vauxhall
Mass-market Cars
1903 - Present
Westfield
Roadsters
1982 - Present

 

Transitioning Brands

The following four brands are in a period of transition as of 2013,
and not current manufacturing new cars.

AC
GTM
Lister
TVR
AC
Sports Cars
1901 - Present
GTM
Sports Cars
1967 - Present
Lister
Sports Cars
1954 - Present
TVR
Sports Cars
1949 - Present





Defunct Brands

Alvis
Argyll
Armstrong Siddeley
Austin
Austin Healey
Alvis
1919 - 1967
Argyll
1899 - 1990
Armstrong Siddeley
1919 - 1960
Austin
1905 - 1987
Austin-Healey
1952 - 1971

Bond
Crossley
Daimler
DeLorean
Dutton
Bond
1963 - 1974
Crossley
1904 - 1938
Daimler
1896 - 1960
DeLorean
1981 - 1982
Dutton
1970 - 1989

Gordon Keeble
Hillman
Humber
Jensen
Jowett
Gordon-Keeble
1963 - 1967
Hillman
1907 - 1976
Humber
1931 - 1976
Jensen
1936 - 1976
Jowett
1906 - 1954

Lagonda
Lanchester
Lea Francis
Morris
Napier
Lagonda
1906 - 1989
Lanchester
1895 - 1955
Lea-Francis
1905 - 1990
Morris
1910 - 1984
Napier
1900 - 1960

Reliant
Riley
Rover
Singer
Standard
Reliant
1935 - 2002
Riley
1913 - 1969
Rover
1901 - 2005
Singer
1905 - 1970
Standard
1903 - 1963

Sunbeam
Talbot
Triumph
Turner
Vanden Plas
Sunbeam
1936 - 1982
Talbot
1903 - 1986
Triumph
1921 - 1984
Turner
1949 - 1966
Vanden Plas
1913 - 1980

Vulcan
Wolseley
Vulcan
1902 - 1928
Wolseley
1901 - 1975



This list of British car brands is not exhaustive, but highlights
the main names which had a significant or lasting impact.