Pages of British car producers who made small runs of cars, often as makers of kits for building at home. During the 1950s heavy Purchase Tax on new cars provided an incentive to provide cars in kit form which could be built at home, sometimes with parts cannibalised from used cars. Many of these employed simple steel tube chassis and a fibreglass body. But by the 1960s the Tax incentive was reduced and car buyers wanted better quality, so these small manufacturers went out of business.
Brough Superior Cars
Peerless (Warwick) GT
Rochdale Motor Panels
Paramount 1-5litre. Developed from the Paramount Ten (which used a Ford 1172cc sidevalve engine), the Paramount 1-5litre used the Ford 1508cc engine from the Consul. It was ill-fated, and within months of its 1956 launch Paramount were gone.