When it comes to classic sports cars manufactured in the UK, Piper cars is definitely worth mentioning. The company was founded in 1967 and was originally based in Hayes.

When it comes to classic sports cars manufactured in the UK, Piper cars is definitely worth mentioning. The company was founded in 1967 and was originally based in Hayes. Lola_T70_Mk3B_Mallory_Park.JPG The very first Piper model ever to be created was the GT road model designed by Tony Hilder. It was introduced in 1967 during a Racing Car Show. Due to various problems with the first few vehicles produced, production was delayed until 1968 when an improved version was introduced. Known as the GTT, the 1968 vehicle was substantially better developed, which made it superior to the original GT model. During the time GT was being developed, a mid-engined Group 6 racing car was also in the works. Only a handful of units of the vehicle, known as the GTR, were ever made as the project was abandoned following the 1969 death of the company’s owner. Towards the end of the company’s lifespan two employees, Tony Waller and Bill Atkinson, took over the company eventually renaming it Embrook Engineering. They focused on improving the road cars whilst ceasing all racing activity. In 1971 the last Piper model was released. The P2 made improvements to the body and interior design. This last model remained in production until 1975 and was the company’s last vehicle. It’s estimated that around 80 to 100 units were produced during the company’s short lifespan. Whether you’re a classic car enthusiast or simply someone who admires all vehicles, Piper Cars is definitely an exciting sight.