Ancient Autos of Scotland

 

William Murdoch. Steam carriage                          (1784)

 

John Loudon McAdam.    Steam carriages  (1756 to 1836)

 

Thomas Telford.    Steam carriages        (1757 to 1834)

 

James Napier  Holyloch to Loch Eck  (Steam)         (1833)

 

  John Scott Russell   (Built 6 steam buses)          (1833)

                                       At Grove House,  Edinburgh

  Thompson   Edinburgh   (Steam, 3 wheeled)        (1840 to 1845)

   The first to invent inflatable tyres in 1862

  Sentinal       First experiments in the 1880s then production in the early (1904 to 1915)

  John Stirling, Owned the first petrol car in Scotland at Hamilton, Lanarkshire   a Daimler on the (14 Jan 1896 to 1897)

  Later went on to making his own cars using Daimler & Panhard-Levassor motors.

  George Johnston   Steam Trams                         (1894 to 1896)

                                          Later joined as the partner to (ARROL-JOHNSTON)

 

  Automobiles  of  Scotland

 

A.B.C.          ( Bridgeton, Glasgow) cars              (1904 to 1906 )

 (All British Co)   (cars & Trucks) only 12 made   (1906 to 1908)

 

AC.  (Scotland)            (Glasgow)  7 cars ME3000 AC    ( 1984 )

Albion.  Cars   Scotstoun    Glasgow                    ( 1900 to 1913)

                     Albion Trucks & Merryweather fire engines until   (1972)

  Alex     Edinburgh  First car a rotary engine in             ( 1908 )

                                       Electric cars made from        ( 1916 to 1920)

  Argyll    Bridgeton  &  Alexandria  Glasgow     (1899 to 1932)

          Hozier Engineering --------------------   (1899 to 1905)

          Argyll Motors ---------------------------- (1905 to 1906)

         New Roy ---------------------------------- ( 1906 to 1914)

         Argyll  ------------------------------------- ( To   1932 )

  Also (Trucks / Fire engines / Ambulances & Taxi cabs were made)

 

Argyll (2)            (1976 to 1988 )

                      Argyll cars Ltd    Lochgilphead, only a few have been built.  

  (Orders are still being taken and a few are still being made at present)

 

Anderson  (Sports cars)   Newton Mearns      (1928 to 1980)

 

Arrol Johnston                                             (1897 to 1931)

            (Mo Car) {Dog cart}  Camlachie, Glasgow. (1897 to 1901)

            (Arrol - Johnston)  Paisley, Renfrewshire. ( 1902 to1913)

            (Arrol - Johnston) Heath hall,  Dumfries.   (1913 to 1927)

            (Arrol - Aster)      Heath hall,  Dumfries.     (1927 to 1931)

            (Aster Cars)      Heath hall,  Dumfries.      (1922 to 1930)

 

Atholl    Glasgow Angus Murray Co                (1907 to 1908)

 

Ailsa     Glasgow  Hugh Kennedy Co               (1907 to 1910)

              Later trucks were made with this name     (1967 to 1977)

 

Beardmore   Anniesland, Glasgow. cars    (1920 to 1928)

                                                     Taxi cabs till               ( 1935 )

 

Belhaven       First was a Steam car in        ( 1906 )

                                Petrol cars from                       (1907 to 1924)

       ( Belhaven & Unitas)  Trucks                     ( till      1928)

 

Bon Car. (Bonnie car) Leith, Edinburgh    (1905 to 1907)

 

Caledon (SCC) A small number of cars    (1915 to 1927)

 

Caledonian  (1)  Aberdeen                           ( 1899 to 1906)

                                    (Dog cart type Electric)   

 

Caledonian (2)  Granton, Edinburgh. Taxis (1912 to 1914)

 

Carlaw Cars       Glasgow                                   (1920)

 

Cassell          Glasgow                                       (1900 to 1903)

 

Central      Glasgow                                           (1900 to 1903)

 

Cotton          Glasgow                                        (1909 to 1911) 

          (Between 12 to 15 cars made for the AUSTRALIAN outback)  

 

Dalgleish - Gullane Haddington  East Lothian (1907 to 1908)

 

Dalhousie   Carnoustie   Forfar                       (1906 to 1910)

 

D.L. & D.L.M.  Motherwell, Glasgow.         (1913 to 1920)

 

Drummond    Dumfries (North British Co)  (1905 to 1909)

 

Dunalaster   Glasgow & Nottingham  (4 cars) (1925 to 1926)

 

Dunedin   Edinburgh        3 wheeled JAP motors (1912)

 

Ferox        Paisley         only a few were built       (1914)

 

Fraser      (Steam) 2/3 & 4 cyls.) Arbroath,  Angus       ( 1911)

 

Galloway  kirkcudbright,  Dumfries                  (1921 to 1928)

                      (These cars were made by women only)

 

Gilchrist     Govan,  Glasgow.  (20 cars)              (1920 to 1923)

 

Harper   Aberdeen.  (1896 to 1900)& (1905 to 1906)&(1908)

 

J.P.      Joseph Potts Ltd (Racing & Sports Cars)  (1950 to 1954)

                 Bells Hill  Lanarkshire  (33 cars made)

 

Kelvin     Glasgow.   (14 cars only)                        (1904 to 1906)

     Bergius  ( was also used as a name for their cars)

     Kelvin  also made heavy marine engines.

 

Kennedy  Cars     Glasgow.                                      (1907 to 1910)

       Ailsa      cars       Glasgow.                                      (1911 to 1919)

      Kingsbury Jnr    cars       Glasgow.                        (1919 to 1922)

      Rob Roy         cars          Glasgow.                           (1922 to 1926) 

 

Kingsburgh     Granton, Edinburgh.                      (1901 to 1902)

 

Knightswood       West End,  Glasgow. (3 wheelers)         (1914)

 

Lambert       Drumchaple  Glasgow. (1 Amphibious car)  (1914)

 

Madelvic   Granton, Edinburgh.  (Electric)             (1897 to 1900)

                          (This was the first car produced in the British Isles)

 

  Milton       Edinburgh     (20 cars)                          (1920 to 1921)

 

Neale    (Dog Cart) Electric. Only a few were made  ( 1897 )

 

North British.  (Drummond) Dumfries             (1905 to 1909)

 

Parabug     VW Based       road/beach buggy          (1972   ON )

 

Probe       Irvine,  Ayrshire    (12 cars)                 (1969 to 1971 )

 

Renfrew          Glasgow                                         ( 1904 )

 

Robertson      Dundee    (only 2 or 3 prototypes)  ((1900 to 1902))

 

Robertson   (Drymen Stirlingshire)

                            (Later named Cowal)                (1934)

 

Rootes Group        Linwood,  Paisley    (Sunbeam, Hillman, Singer)  Imps   (1963 to 1969)

            Chrysler U.K.       (Sunbeam, Hillman, Singer, Humber (Imps))   1969 on (Hunters, Avengers, Rapiers, Alpines, Sunbeam 930s, TIs, Lotus Sunbeams     (1967 to 1979) 

            Talbot -Peugeot    (Talbot Lotus Sunbeam, Sunbeam 930s, TIs, Talbot Avengers) (1979 to 1981)

vale!

Ridley              (Paisley)                                       (1901 to 1907)

 

St Vincent (Scottish Aster) Glasgow.                (1903 to 1910)

                                                       Taxis till about     (1912)

 

Mearns. (Later became the St Laurence)

St Laurence  Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.   (1899 to 1902)

 

St Magnus         Kirkwell   (Orkney Islands)         ( 1910 )

 

Scotia          Glasgow.                                          (1901 to 1905)

                                           Commercials  until                  (1909)

 

Scotsman  (1)   Glasgow.                                     (1922 to 1923)

 

Scotsman & Little Scotsman (2)  Edinburgh.                                  (1929 to 1930)

 

Seetstu           Paisley (3 wheeled cars)           (1906 to 1907)

                (Seats two) (also the Ancient name for Paisley)

 

Simpson       Stirling    (Steam powered)           (1897 1904)

 

Skeoch     Dalbeattie,  Kirkcudbright (10 cars)      ( 1921 )

 

Stirling   Hamilton Lanarkshire & Edinburgh (1897 to 1907)

    Stirling-Daimler.  Clement-Stirling. Stirling-Panhard.

 

Tyne        Gateshead   (Stanley steam cars U.K.)      (1904)

 

Tod        Dunfermiline   Glasgow.    (1 car )        ( 1897 )

 

Victoria   Dennistoun  Glasgow                           ( 1906 to 1907)

   ( Made cars using Peugeot & Chenard- Walcker motors)

 

Waverley (S.M.C.)  Edinburgh.                         (1901 to 1904)

 

Werbell      Dundee        (8 cars)                    (1907 to 1909)

 

         

W.S.C.  Wholesale Supply Co                           ( 1914 )

    (3 wheeled cycle car with a V twin JAP motor)            

 

        

Scottish Trucks & Commercials

 

 

 

A B C   All British Co  Bridgeton  Glasgow)     (1906 to 1908)                                           

Albion     (Glasgow)                                                               (1902 to 1972)

 

   Albion / Leyland  Glasgow & Bathgate   ( 1972 to 1980)

 

   Albion / Leyland / D A F  (Bathgate             (1980 to 1993)

 

   Albion / Volvo           Irvine                             (1993 to present)

 

   Merryweather (Albion)   Glasgow                  (1928 to 1972)

 

Argyll       Bridgeton, Glasgow   (Fire Engine)  (1903 to 1906)

                           (Delivery vans & small trucks)

 

Argyle   Kilbride Lanarkshire  (16Ton trucks) (1970 to 1973)

 

Arrol - Johnston  Paisley Dumfries)           (1904 to 1906)

 

Beardmore               Paisley   (Taxi)                             (1919 to 1932)

            (William Beardmore) trucks (Dalmuir)       (1936 to 1937)

 

Ailsa                              Irvine                          (1967 to 1977)

 

Volvo                             Irvine                       (1977 to present)

 

Unitas (Belhaven) Motherwell Glasgow         (1907 to 1924)

 

Caledonian    (Taxis)       Granton                    (1912 to 1914)

 

Caledon    (WAR FACTORY) Glasgow                 (1915 to 1927)

                ( Richard Garrett Co from 1924 to 1927)

 

Carlaw  (trucks 3 only) sold design to Harper Bean (1920)

 

 

Grampian  (Steam)  Stirling                              (1908 to 1909)

 

Granton    Edinburgh                                           (1905 to 1907)

 

Stewart Thornycroft   Glasgow             (1902 to 1910)

 

St Vincent      (Taxis)   Glasgow                       (1910 to 1912)

 

Stonefield   Paisley                                        (1974 to 1978)

 

 

Lothian 1st       Edinburgh  (Formed the SMT)    (1913 to 1924)

S M T Scottish Motor Transport  (Alexanders consortium   with the Lothian buses                   (Stirling)                                               (1924 to present)

 

Clyde      Wishaw / Glasgow                           (1913 to 1932)

 

Stirling   Granton / Edinburgh                       (1902 to 1907)

 

Scotia     Bridgeton / Glasgow                            (1907 to 1909)

 

Sentinel  (Steam)     Glasgow                           (1906 to 1917)

 

Terex (off road vehicles) By G.M.) Motherwell   (present)

 

Leyland  (Austin / Morris)    Bathgate         (1961 to 1980)

 

Ibex      (4wd off road vehicles)  Edinburgh        (2001 to present)

 

Haley  (Steam till 1906) Yoker / Glasgow        (1901 to 1921)

                 (Reappeared in 1934 till 1935)

 

Harper  Steam trucks                                         (1908)

 

Rootes Group            (Commer Karrier ) Linwood / Paisley      (1966 to 1968)

        

                                                                             

                 

Motor Cycles Made in Scotland

 

A.J.R.        (JAP motors)  Edinburgh   (1925 to 1926)

 

Victoria.   Dennistoun  Glasgow    (1902 to 1926)

 

G.R.I.   (Own motor) Inverness          (1921 to 1922)

 

New Gerard.  (JAP motors) Edinburgh (1922 to 1936)

 

Overdale.  (Villiers motors) Glasgow  (1921 to 1922)

 

Royal Scot   (B & S motors) Glasgow    (1922 to 1924)

 

Victoria   Dennistoun Glasgow         (1902 to 1926)

           (Used own motors plus Villiers, JAP, Blackburn,

           Coventry-Victor & Precision.)