UVA (Unique Vehicle & Accessory Company Limited)
Alan Arnold and Terry Lee founded The Unique Vehicle & Accessory Company Limited in 1981 in Curridge, Co. Berkshire . They began with the import and later with the production of automobiles and kits . The brand name was UVA . In 1983, the move to Newbury in Berkshire and 1990 to Whitchurch in Hampshire . Gwyn Parry, who previously worked for Ford , joined in 1992, after which the initials of their first names gave the new name TAG Automotive Limited . From 1993, Terry Lee led the company alone, now as Laser Cars. 1995 ended the production. In total, about 575 vehicles were created.
The Baja Bug was a conversion kit for the VW Beetle with a different front and other fenders . Of these, about 15 were created between 1982 and 1995.
The Fugitive F 20 was the most successful model with about 500 copies during the period from 1984 to 1995. He was intended for sand track race or as a recreational car. A space frame tube frame formed the base. On it a two-seat body made of fiberglass was mounted. A four - cylinder boxer engine from the VW Beetle powered the light vehicles.
Between 1984 and 1986, the company imported from Manta Cars from the United States a kit that was offered as an assembly . This was the replica of the racing car McLaren M 6 called the Manta Montage . The chassis of the VW Beetle was the base. The original price for a kit was relatively high at £3895 . He only found seven buyers.
The M 6 GTR was the refined version of the assembly . A fiberglass monocoque formed the base. A V8 engine powered the vehicles. Between 1985 and 1991 created about 15 pieces.
Four Fugitives F 30 emerged from 1985 to 1991. It was the mid-engine version of the Fugitive F 20 , which received a Rover V8 engine .
From the Fugitive F 40 , the four-seat version of the Fugitive F 20 , between 1985 and 1991 about seven units were sold.
The Shogan was the conversion of a VW Beetle to a station wagon . Between 1985 and 1991, about 15 of these vehicles were created.
The Can Am was based on the chassis of the Fugitive F 40 , but had a Rover V8 engine in the center of the vehicle. The heavily modified front now had solid fenders. This model found about twelve buyers between 1986 and 1991.
In addition, from 1982 UVA offered the South African Badsey Bullet of Badsey as a kit car and complete vehicle in England, but apparently sold none.