May 4, 2015 By Mike Lee
Last updated on May 4, 2015

Invicta LogoBrief History About Invicta

Invicta was first founded in 1925 in the UK by Sir (Albert) Noel Campbell Macklin and financed by Oliver Lyle (Tate & Lyle Sugar). Noel had previously setup failed car makers Eric-Campbell and Silver Hawk Motors. He also created Railton in 1933.

Noel wanted to build high torque and very strong robust cars, which he did and even offered guarantees equivalent to Rolls Royce at the time.

The cars were also successful in endurance runs, breaking many world records and later went onto take part in road, track and rally racing and again was very successful in these events.

However with a worldwide depression in the early 1930’s and an unwilling to compromise Noel, by 1933 Invicta was unable to financially stay in business.

Since then Invicta has made several attempts at coming back into production and its final attempt was with the S1 in the early 2000’s. The company was then under the control and ownership of Michael Bristow, who had acquired the company in the 1980’s. In 2012 the company was unfortunately once again wound-up due to financial issues.

Invicta S1
S1 2002