David Brown Automotive
The culmination of a lifelong dream and the realisation that, in order to achieve classic status, one must draw from the past and then embrace the future.
In the early days of motoring, an automobile’s rolling chassis was built independently of the body and interior trim. This meant that individuals in the market for a new car could choose to purchase just the running gear and commission a coachbuilder to design and build the car’s body and interior to their personal specification. Known for quality craftsmanship and design flair, early coach builders produced some of the world’s most desirable cars.
As mass-production techniques developed, the car’s body and chassis became structurally unified. As a consequence, the demand for traditional coachbuilding went into decline. Many independent coachbuilders were absorbed by the manufacturers, whilst others evolved into world-famous design houses such as Zagato, Pininfarina and Bertone.
Through specialist, low-volume manufacturing processes, David Brown Automotive is defining coachbuilding for the 21st century. A renaissance of bespoke, beautifully-crafted, and limited edition automobiles for the discerning individual has arrived. Speedback is at the forefront of this high-tech renaissance.