Remembering Britain’s failed car companies – picture special

The failed car companies of Britain

The history of British car making is littered with success, glory, incompetence and failure. We look at those marques that have fallen by the wayside

Car making is hard. Profitable car making is a whole lot harder, and for proof you only need run a wistful eye over the defunct marques named below.

Some were born close to the dawn of the car, when bicycle makers and blacksmiths saw money in the new-fangled horseless carriage. Dozens of opportunists founded car companies, many of them clever engineers, savvy businessmen and sometimes both.

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