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1987 Burlington Arrow



1987 Burlington Arrow

Well we have 'Bertie Burlington' with us again ! 

We have handled the re-homing of Bertie on a number of occasions, its the homing pigeon of the Mathewsons car world and no doubt we will triumph again on sale day. 

Each owner has had bags of fun and improved the car during their ownership.

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 reforming as the Burlington Design Group in 1989. Kit production seems to have stopped in around 1992.

Burlington Arrow is a two-seat, doorless roadster with cycle wings inspired by the 1935 Triumph Dolomite Straight Eight. Built according to plans and using a modified chassis from a Triumph Herald.

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. Burlington also made the radiator surround (nose cone) and scuttle top, but about half of the builders made their own instead of buying them.

The example we have here is powered by a Ford unit and we feel if there's one car you could check oil levels, water level and drive off into the sunset ... its this one!

On site now for viewing.

We are open 7 days a week here at Thornton Le Dale for pre-sale viewing, although a quick phone call prior to travelling is advised.

Don't forget. We personally collect FREE of charge around 90% of all our auction vehicles.

So, if you have a vehicle which you would like us to re-home.... just make the call. 01751 474455

Thank you.


  • Lot Number: 171
  • Year: 1987
  • Make: Burlington
  • Model: Arrow
  • Registration: Q765AVO
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1600cc
  • MOT Expiry Date: 20-05-2019
  • Estimate: £2500 - £3000