Founded by Haydn Davis , Burlington Cars was a British kit car company originally based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. They moved to Northampton in 1988 becoming the Burlington Motor Company before reforming as the Burlington Design Group in 1989. The cars were at first of the “plan and pattern” car type. Burlington Cars often use a Triumph donor and constructs a body of plywood on top of it, i.e. a body-on-frame design.
Based on the MG TC and inspired by the 1935 Triumph Dolomite Straight Eight. The Burlington Berreta is a classic two-seat, doorless roadster. Built according to plans and using modified chassis from a Triumph Herald with later chassis made so it could be built using parts from Triumph Spitfire, Vitesse, or GT6.
Over 6000 copies of the plans were sold resulting in an estimated 500 cars built. Some using donors such as Lotus Elan, Triumph TR4, Reliant Scimitar and even the Volkswagen Beetle.
In keeping with the theme of the car, the restorer reupholstered the interior on a 100 year old singer sewing machine. As a one man passion project, this stunning example of the Berreta was restored in 2016. Completely hand built aluminium on wood with all the mechanics restored and improved, this Berreta is more than capable in traffic or cruising down the motorway. A huge amount of 1930s style for a fraction of price!
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