McCoy was a British kit car brand from the mid 1980s to the late 1990s. The brand name was McCoy .
Arthur Birchall, formerly of Lotus Cars and Clan Motor co, founded the company Birchall Automotive in 1984 in Barnham Broom , County Norfolk . He started producing automobiles and kits .
The founder of the McCoy production plant at Barnham Broom in Norfolk is Arthur Birchall. DuringArthur's career in the motor trade he has been both Formula I and Indianapolis Chief Mechanic for Team Lotus. He was a founder member of the Clan Motor Company and was instrumental in the success of Clan competition cars. He became involved with restoration in the 70's.Arthur was responsible for the development of both the Midas and the Phoenix kit cars before deciding to manufacture his own car. The McCoy was born.
From 1988 to 1990 NG Wynes Fibreglass (McCoy Cars) from North Tuddenham continued in Norfolk production. The last manufacturer was from 1990 Neville Wynes Fiberglass Products (McCoy Cars) in Fakenham in Norfolk. In 2001 the production ended. In total, about 117 copies were made.
The first and best selling model did not have a separate model name. It was similar to the Clan Crusader and was a coupe . Brian Luff of Status Car Company developed the chassis . On it a body made of fiberglass was mounted. Typically, a four-cylinder engine from the Mini powered the vehicles. Alternatively, the engine of the Mini Metro could be used. Unusual for a kit car was the crash test at a Scottish university. From this model created between 1984 and 2001 about 100 copies.
The model McIvoy technically corresponded to the first model, but had a four-seater body in the form of coupé or station wagon . This model found five buyers between 1986 and 1998.
In addition, created between 1988 and 1998 about twelve replicas of Triumph TR 2 , Triumph TR 3 and Triumph TR 3 A. A steel chassis formed the base. Many parts came from the Ford Cortina and Ford Sierra .