The first Beauford Cars were built in 1985 by, you guessed it, Beauford Cars Ltd. The company were originally base in Upholland in Lancashire but later moved to their current headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent where they remain a family owned and run business.
Originally built using a Mini body shell as the passenger compartment with either a Ford, Nissan or Rover engine and a Ford Sierra suspension the Beauford Tourer has since become the car of choice for kit car builders and wedding car businesses like ourselves ever since.
According to Kits Cars to Build there are over 2000 Beauford Tourers on the road in the UK and that shows no signs of slowing down.
Beaufords have become so popular because they fulfil the needs of the end user perfectly; whether you’re a kit car enthusiast or a wedding car business looking for a car that combines elegant 1930’s styling with modern reliability.
The Ideal Kit Car
If you’ve ever seen a Beauford Tourer close up then you’ll know just how much class the car oozes which makes it such a fun car to build. The iconic front grille through to the spacious interior and luggage box on the rear means that once it’s complete it’s ideal for a family picnic in the Yorkshire Dales.
The opinions of kit car enthusiasts and members of the Beauford Owners Club are unanimous; the Beauford Tourer is a great vehicle to build. One of the cars biggest selling points is that it’s been extremely well thought out so that even someone who’s never built one before should be able to complete it with little hassle.
Even if you do run into trouble then Beauford Cars Ltd offer great customer service and assistance to help where possible. Nobody knows the car better than them and they are willing to share their knowledge and know how with their customers so that the finished article is something to be truly proud of.
Just like driving the car, assembling it is a task that should not be hurried. Take your time, do it well and you will be rewarded with a vehicle that you can be proud of, turning heads as you drive sedately along the road.
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The Perfect Wedding Car
Outside of the Kit Car world the largest use of Beauford Tourers is without a shadow of a doubt the wedding car industry and it’s easy to see why; the Beauford has such an iconic and distinctive 1930’s style making it a real hit with brides to be throughout the UK.
Aside from the cars stunning looks and instantly recognisable features it performs from a practicality stand point too. The spacious rear interior of a Beauford is far greater than it’s Rolls Royce counterparts and has been likened to a sofa; allowing the occupants to feel totally comfortable and relaxed.
The car is also able to be fitted with almost any engine you require so it’s equally at home cruising through leafy suburbs or climbing up the winding hills of the North Yorkshire moors.
A fully finished Beauford Tourer is a truly stunning vehicle and is almost guaranteed to wow people as it drives on by. The build quality of the original base made by Beauford is a labour of love and gives wedding car owners the perfect platform to build some of the highest specification wedding cars out there.
In a nutshell if you’re looking for classic lines, a charming 1930’s period style and a luxurious, spacious interior then the Beauford Tourer is the wedding car for you.