Other British Sports Car Manufacturers

It’s easy to have a love affair with a sleek, cool British model. In this case, we’re talking Lotus Elites, Aston Martins, Austin-Healys, Triumphs, MGs, among others.


With such dedication to the Aston Martin brand, most fans eagerly anticipate any news of an upcoming concept. Although the car is scheduled for production in 2009, Internet bloggers are already frothing at the mouth over the Rapide.

The 1956-1958 Lotus Eleven's advance design pushed technology to the limit. The chassis was specially designed to cheat the wind, making the Lotus Eleven amazingly functional and efficient. Learn more about this rugged two-seater.

Before the Nash-Healey and Austin-Healey, or even the 1950 Healey Silverstone, there were simply Healeys, sport cars designed and built by Donald Healey from 1946-1954. Read about the 1950 Healey Silverstone and its sleek, rugged streamlined shape.

By 1955, the MG-TF had become rather dated. MG enthusiasts the world over clamored for something more modern and faster to keep pace with the new Triumph TR-2. The 1955-1962 MGA was Abingdon's answer. Learn details and history of the 1955-1962 MGA.

Having been shelved for lack of funds, a certain “hump under a dust sheet” peaked the curiosity of new CEO Stanley Markland during a casual factory tour. Shortly after, the 1963 Triumph Spitfire was a worldwide bestseller.

Austin-Healeys were hits on both sides of the Atlantic. Attractive styling and impressive performance made this car an instant hit among car enthusiasts. Find facts and photos about 1953-1967 Austin-Healey 100 and 3000 cars in this article.

The 1957-1980 Lotus Seven is pure sports car intended to be affordable but with virtually no amenities. It was originally offered as a kit that required assembly. Learn about the 1957-1980 Lotus Seven including the production facts and specifications.

The 1935-1956 HRG 1100/1500 was a nimble hard-riding British sports car. Though a real driver's car and quite reliable for rallying and other competition, the HRG was incredibly uncomfortable. Get details on this exclusive vintage collectible here.

Sunbeam automobiles were a hit for over two decades with the company producing several highly successful lines. One of the most successful models is the Alpine, which Shelby later fitted with a Ford engine to create the Alpine Tiger. Learn more about Sunbeam sports cars.

Founded in 1954, TVR was a British automaker that survived multiple calamities to produce cars well into the '70s. Follow the history of TVR from the Griffin to the Tuscan. Learn more about TVR sports cars.

Lotus, founded by Britain's Colin Chapman, makes some of the finest sports cars in the world. Lotus began small, and remains so to this day. Learn about the evolution of Lotus sports cars.

Austin-Healeys were popular sports cars from the 1950s until the mid-1960s. The attractive looks and affordable price of the Austin-Healey sports cars made them popular on both sides of the Atlantic. Learn about various models.

Morgan sports cars are built with old-fashioned styling and with a focus on demand -- only a small number of each have been built. To this day, they still build each of their cars by hand. Learn about Morgan automobiles.

MG sports cars built in Britain range from the T-Series to the modern-day MGF, and were considered to be the very definition of happy motoring. Learn about the MG history and some of their most popular cars.

Triumph sports cars always seemed to have more performance and feel more modern than their MG contemporaries at just a little additional cost. This great British brand traces its start to the manufacture of bicycles in the 1890s and to motorcycles in the early 1900s.

Made in England with Ford engines, Allard sports cars earned a place in the history of auto racing with their great speed and high style. Allard combined racing ingenuity and innovation to build a breed of sports cars that challenged the best of the best.

From 1953 through 1973 AC made race cars that competed well on the race track but didn’t fare as well in the market. AC is responsible for providing roadster body for the Shelby Cobra. Learn more about AC sports cars.

The Citroen SM rose above its competitors literally, thanks to oleopneumatic suspension. The SM had no fewer than six headlights linked to the steering so that they'd turn with the front wheels. Learn about the Citroen SM including specs and photos.

Bristol began as an aircraft-engine maker before switching to building cars. Bristol increasingly asserted itself as a maker of quintessentially British performance cars. Learn how Bristol transitioned to sports cars after World War II.

The Jensen-Healey should have been a success, but troubles plagued this roadster, starting with the uninspired styling. Learn about the troubles Jensen-Healey had with this sports car.

Aston Martin was founded in 1913 and still makes sports cars today. Aston Martin has built quite a reputation for building elegant, low-volume performance cars. Learn about various models such as the David Brown series Vantage and Volante.

Arnolt-Bristol was built from S.H. Arnolt's idea of a hybrid using the British Bristol chassis. It was designed for weekend competition duty and fitted out accordingly. Learn about the Arnolt-Bristol sports car.

Riding high on successful European sales, British manufacturer Lotus introduced its Elise into the American car market in 2005. Find out why this car’s straightforward design makes it so popular as a quintessential sports car.

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