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Country Automobile Name Manufacturer Engine Make/Capacity Seats Year Other information
United Kingdom United Kingdom AC Petite (Mark 1) AC Cars Ltd, Thames Ditton Villiers 346 cc 2 1953-1955 [1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom AC Petite Mark 2 AC Cars Ltd, Thames Ditton Villiers 346 cc 2 1955-1958 The Mark 2 has minor trim differences to the Mark 1, a more powerful engine and equally sized front and rear wheels[1][2]
United Kingdom United Kingdom AC AC Cars Ltd, Thames Ditton Steyr-Daimler-Puch 500 cc 4 1971 AC made three protoype cars based on their Model 70 invalid carriage[1][2]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Allard Clipper Allard Motor Co Ltd, Clapham Villiers 346 cc 3 + 2 children in dicky seat 1954-1955 [3][4][5]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Astra Utility Astra Car Co Ltd, Hampton Hill British Anzani 322 cc 2 1956-1959 Originally produced by JARC as the 'Little Horse', the Astra Utility had a more distinctive grille and larger engine[3][6]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley 'Sports' SA322 Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds British Anzani 322 cc 2 1956 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley 'Sports' SA328 Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds Excelsior 328 cc 2 1957-1958 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley 'Sports' SE492 Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds Excelsior 492 cc 2 1957-1959 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley T60 Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds Excelsior 328 cc 2 1959-1961 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley T60/4 Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds Excelsior 328 cc 2+2 1960-1961 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley B95 Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds Royal Enfield 692 cc 2 1959-1960 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley B105 Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds Royal Enfield 692 cc 2 1959-1960 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley QB95 Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds Royal Enfield 692 cc 2 1959-1960 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley QB105 Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds Royal Enfield 692 cc 2 1959-1960 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Berkeley Foursome Berkeley cars Ltd, Biggleswade, Beds Excelsior 492 cc 4 1958-1960 [3][7]
United Kingdom United Kingdom B.M.A Hazelcar Battery Manufacturing Association, Hove, Sussex electric motor 1.5 hp (1 kW) 2 1952-1957 [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar (Mark A) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 122 cc 2 1949-1951 [8]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar Deluxe Tourer (Mark A) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 2 1949-1951 [8]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar Mark B Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 2 1951-1952 [9]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Sharp’s Minitruck (Mark B) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 1 1952-1953 [9]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Sharp’s Minivan Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 2 1952 [9]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar Mark B, Family "Safety Saloon" Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 2+2 1952 [9]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar Mark C Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 2 1952-1956 [10]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Sharpe's Minitruck Mark C Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 1 1953-1956 [10]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar Mark C, Family Safety Model Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 2+2 1954-1956 [10]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar Mark D Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 2 1956-1958 [11]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar Mark D, Family Safety Model/Family Tourer Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 2+2 1956-1958 [11]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar Mark E Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 3 1956-1958 [12]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar Mark E, 3 seater Saloon Coupe Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 197 cc 3 1958 [12]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar, Tourer (Mark F) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 250 cc 3 1958-1961 [13]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar, Saloon Coupe (Mark F) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 250 cc 3 1958-1961 [13]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Minicar, Family Saloon (Mark F) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 250 cc 2+2 1958-1961 [13]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Ranger (Mark F) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 250 cc 2 1960-1962 [13]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Ranger Van (Mark F) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 250 cc 1 1960-1962 [13]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond 250G (Mark G) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 250 cc 4 1961-1965 [14]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond 250G Estate (Mark G) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 250 cc 4 1962-1966 [14]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Ranger (Mark G) Sharp's Commercials Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 250 cc 1 1962-1966 [14]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Tourer (Mark G) Bond Cars Ltd, Preston, Lancashire Villiers 250 cc 3 1964-1966 [14]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Bond Bug Reliant Motors Co Ltd, Tamworth, Staffordshire Reliant 700 cc 2 1970-1974 [15]
United Kingdom United Kingdom BSA Ladybird BSA, Small Heath, Birmingham BSA Sunbeam 250 cc 2 1958-1960 Two prototypes built[15]
United Kingdom United Kingdom CLEVER University of Bath, Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control (PTMC), Bath, Somerset Rotax 218 cc 2 2006 Prototype, now undergoing development with BMW[16][17]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Cooper Cooper Car Co Ltd, Surbiton, Surrey 500 cc 1947-1951 [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Coronet Coronet Cars Ltd, Denham, Buckinghamshire British Anzani 328 cc 2 1947-1951 [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Eaglet Silent Transport Ltd, Woking, Surrey electric motor 1948 The company also converted Opel Kadetts and Fiat Topolinos to electric power[3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom E.E.C. Electrical Engineering Construction Co Ltd, Totnes, Devon Excelsior 250 cc 1952-1954 [3] Also known as the "Workers' Playtime"[4]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Enfield 8000 Enfield Automotive Ltd, London electric motor 1969-1976 [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Fairthorpe Atom Mark I Fairthorpe Ltd, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire BSA 248 cc 2+2 1954-1956 About fifty produced including three unique vehicles; a convertible, a Wagonette van and a narrowed version[1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Fairthorpe Atom Mark II Fairthorpe Ltd, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire BSA 348 cc 2+2 1954-1956 Model listed in manufacturers literature, but none are believed to have been built. A Mark IIa version with a 322 cc British Anzani engine was also tested[1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Fairthorpe Atom Mark III Fairthorpe Ltd, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire BSA 646 cc 2+2 1954-1956 Only one car is said to have been built[1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Fairthorpe Atomata Fairthorpe Ltd, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire BSA 646 cc 1957-1958 [1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Meadows Frisky Henry Meadows (Vehicles) Ltd, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire 2 1957 Prototype with gull-wing doors[1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Friskysport Henry Meadows (Vehicles) Ltd, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire Villiers 324 cc 2 1957-1964 [1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Frisky Coupé Henry Meadows (Vehicles) Ltd, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire Villiers 324 cc 2 1957-1964 [1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Friskysprint Frisky Cars Ltd, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire Excelsior 492 cc 2 1958 Prototype. A similar car was eventually produced as the Lightburn Zeta Sports[1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Frisky Family Three Henry Meadows (Vehicles) Ltd, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire Excelsior 246 cc or Villiers 197 cc 2 1958-1964 [1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Frisky Prince Henry Meadows (Vehicles) Ltd, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire Excelsior 328 cc or Villiers 324 cc 4 1959-1964 [1]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Gill Getabout Gill Cars of Paddington British Anzani 322 cc 2 1958-1960 The car was based upon the chassis from the Astra car and eventually went on to form the basis of the Lightburn Zeta Sedan
United Kingdom United Kingdom Isetta Assembled in Brighton under license from BMW.
United Kingdom United Kingdom JARC 'Little Horse' JARC Motors Ltd, Isleworth Excelsior 250 cc 2 1955 See also Astra Utility[3][18]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Opperman 1956-1959
United Kingdom United Kingdom Peel (Made on the Isle of Man)
United Kingdom United Kingdom Peel P50
United Kingdom United Kingdom Peel Trident
United Kingdom United Kingdom Power-Drive
United Kingdom United Kingdom Reliant Robin
United Kingdom United Kingdom Rodley 1954-1955
United Kingdom United Kingdom Russon 1951-1952
United Kingdom United Kingdom Scootacar Hunslet 1957-1965 Made in Leeds
United Kingdom United Kingdom Sinclair C5 1985
United Kingdom United Kingdom Tourette Progress Supreme Co Ltd, Purley, London Villiers197 cc 2 1956-1958 [3]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Trojan (Licence built version of the Heinkel)
United Kingdom United Kingdom QPod Unique Motor Company
United States USA Airway T.P. Hall Engineering Co, San Diego Onan 10hp 3 1949-1950 [3]
United States USA Airscoot Aircraft Products, Wichita, Kansas 2.6 hp 1947 [19]
United States USA American Buckboard American Buckboard Corporation, Los Angeles 1955-1956 Simple, open car, a revival of the 5-wheel Briggs & Stratton Flyer. Also sold as the Bearcat[3]
United States USA Auto Cub Randall Products, Hampton, New Hampshire Briggs & Stratton1.6 hp (1 kW) 1 1956 "looked like a horribly cheap DIY kit"[4][19]
United States USA Daytona Randall Products, Hampton, New Hampshire Briggs & Stratton 2 hp (1 kW) 1956 [3]
United States USA Autoette Autoette Electric Car Co, Long Beach, California electric motor 1948-1970 Believed to be the first golf cart,[20] the Autoette appeared in a large variety of configurations from a single seat invalid carriage to a 4 seat factory runabout, all with tiller steering and some of which were road legal. Convertible roofs were available on some models[3]
United States USA Banner Boy Buckboard Banner Welder Inc, Milwaukee Briggs & Stratton 2.75 hp (2 kW) 1958 Simple, open car similar to the Shawmobile and Briggs & Stratton Flyer[3]
United States USA Basson's Star Basson's Industries Corp, Bronx, NY ILO 1956 [3] Prototype fiberglass 3-wheeled light delivery van,(white car in bottom photograph)[21][22]
United States USA Bearcat American Buckboard Corporation, Los Angeles 1955-1956 Simple, open car, a revival of the 5-wheel Briggs & Stratton Flyer. Also sold as the American Buckboard[3]
United States USA Brogan B and B Speciality Co, Rossmoyne, Ohio 10 hp (7 kW) 2 1946-1948 [3]
United States USA Buckaroo Cleveland, Ohio 1957 Small car with air-cooled engine, priced at $400 and capable of 18 mph[3]
United States USA Buckboard Model 60 McDonough Power Equipment Co, McDonough, Georgia 2 1960 [23]
United States USA CitiCar Sebring Vanguard Inc, Sebring, Florida electric motor 3.5 hp (3 kW) 2 1972-1978 From 1979, made by Commuter Vehicles Inc as the Commuta-Car[3]
United States USA Colt Colt Motors Co, Boston, Massachusetts Wisconsin, 377 cc 2 1958 [3]
United States USA Comet General Development Co, Ridgewood, Queens 4.5 hp (3 kW) 1946-1948 [3]
United States USA Commuta-Car Commuter Vehicles Inc, Sebring, Florida 1979- [3] See also CitiCar
United States USA Commuter Cars Tango Commuter Cars, Spokane, Washington 2005- Zero to 60 in four seconds. First production vehicle delivered to George Clooney. Very low volume production.
United States USA Sparrow Corbin Motors Inc, Hollister, California electric motor 1 1999-2003
United States USA Crofton Crofton Marine Engine Co, San Diego, California 1959-1961 [3]
United States USA Crosley Crosley Motors Inc, Marion, Indiana 1939-1952 [3]
United States USA Delcar American Motors Incorporated, Troy, New York 25 hp (19 kW) 1 1947-1949 Initially built as a delivery van, later one or more six seater station wagons were produced on the same chassis[3]
United States USA Diehlmobile H.L. Diehl Co, Willington, Connecticut Briggs & Stratton 3 hp (2 kW) 2 1962-1964 A folding three wheeled 'spare car' that could fit in a car boot[3]
United States USA Electra-King B & Z Electric Car Co, Long Beach, California electric motor 2 1961-1983 Both 3 and 4 wheeled versions were available[3]
United States USA Electric Shopper Electric Shopper, Long Beach, California electric motor 2 1964-1983 [3]
United States USA Electro Master Nepa Mfg Co, Pasadena, California electric motor 2 hp (1 kW) 1962-1983 [3]
United States USA Eshelman 3 HP Adult's Sport Car The Cheston L Eshelman Co, Baltimore, Maryland Briggs & Stratton 3 hp (2 kW) 1 1955
United States USA Eshelman 6 HP Adult's Sport Car The Cheston L Eshelman Co, Baltimore, Maryland Briggs & Stratton 3 hp (2 kW) 2 1955-1956
United States USA Eshelman Deluxe Sportabout Eshelman Motors Corp Briggs & Stratton 3 hp (2 kW) 2 1957-1958
United States USA Eshelman Deluxe Sportabout Model 902 ¼ Ton Utility Truck Eshelman Motors Corp, Baltimore, Maryland Briggs & Stratton 18 hp (13 kW) 3 1958
United States USA Eshelman Deluxe Sportabout Model 903 Passenger Car Eshelman Motors Corp, Baltimore, Maryland Briggs & Stratton 18 hp (13 kW) 3 1958
United States USA Free-Way H-M-Vehicles, Inc., Burnsville, Minnesota Tecumseh 16 hp (12 kW) 1 1979 - 1982 Designed as a high efficiency single seat commuter car, they can exceed 65 mph (105 km/h) and were sold with a 100 miles per US gallon (2.4 L/100 km/120 mpg-imp) guarantee. About 700 were made
United States USA Hoppenstand 1949-1950
United States USA Hummingbird 1946
United States USA Imp 1949-1951
United States USA Kapi
United States USA King Midget 1947-1970
United States USA Knudson 1948
United States USA Marketeer 1954
United States USA Marketour 1964
United States USA Markette 1967
United States USA Martin 1948-1950
United States USA Minicar 1969
United States USA Motorette 1946-1948
United States USA Multiplex 1952-1954
United States USA Nu-Klea 1959-1960
United States USA Playboy 1947-1951
United States USA Publix 1947-1948
United States USA Pup 1948-1949
United States USA Rocket 1948
United States USA Saviano 1960
United States USA Scootmobile 1946-1948
United States USA Seagrave 1960
United States USA Skorpion 1952-1954
United States USA Squire 1971-1975
United States USA Streco Turnpike Cruiser 1958-1985
United States USA Stuart 1961
United States USA Sundancer 1974
United States USA Super Kar 1946
United States USA Taylor-Dunn 1949-1966
United States USA Thrif-T 1947-1955
United States USA Towne Shopper 1948
United States USA Tri-Car 1955
United States USA Triplex Lightning 1954-1955
United States USA U.S. Mark II 1956
United States USA Westcoaster 1960
United States USA Zoe Little Giant
United States USA Zoe Zipper
Soviet Union USSR GAZ 18 GAZ, Gorky 500 cc 1958 Two prototypes built as a design for a potential invalid carriage. One survives in the factory museum.[24][25]
Soviet Union USSR SZ cycle-car

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