3) Birkin Cars (South Africa)
South Africa-based car manufacturer Birkin Cars was founded in 1982. It is well-known for its vehicle S3 Roadster, which is a kit-car copy of the Lotus Super 7. John Watson is the founder and owner of Birkin Cars. Since the 1980, the company has expanded many times, but has retained its base of operations near Durban, South Africa.