The Burton is the product of the brothers Dimitri and Iwan Gobel. These two brothers, who originate from a artistic family, developed the design of a burton from their artistic passion. Iwan is the businessman and Dimitri is responsible for the creative part of the company. Together they started importing the Lomax kitcar in 1993 and their first product followed soon, the 2CV pick- up. Duck Hunt Car Design was born.
The final idea of the Burton came from the dissatisfaction of the Lomax’s quality. In 1998 Dimitri started with the creationprocess that had the codename “Hunter”.
Dimitri has worked in his atelier in Laag- Soeren for more than a year. A couple of concepts/ sketches, 160 kg of filler and 15000 km of grating later the final form of the Burton has been born. The design reminds me of the old Alpha Romeo, delahaye, Jaguar, Bugatti, Morgan, but the result is completely new and is respected by young and old.
The first body came out of the mold on the ninth of February of 2000, also they presented the final name “Burton”. In May 2000 they presented the Burton to the Dutch 2 CV loving public at the convention of Citromobil. On oldyearsday 2000 Burton Car Company already counted 89 orders, and this without any advertisement budget. Nowadays, living in 2016 we can already count an amount of around 1200 orders. This means that Burton Car Company is Netherlands biggest Sportscar manufacturer.
As we take the features of the Burton Car Company into account the succes of this company is not that surprising. The Burton has a very reliable technique. The fueleconomy is 1:20 and the Burton also has an excellent grip. The roadtax is not even €100,- a year. Above all this the costs of insuring the Burton is really low, even for young people. The maintenance is easy to handle yourself and is very affordable. The Burton comes with a hardtop that is suitable for any season of the year, it has a big amount of luggage space, in the back and in the front. This makes the Burton an excellent second car. There are many more examples of advantages. This all comes down to the combination of using all the advantages of the 2CV with the beautiful appearance of the Burton, with a much better handling. The 2CV has been introduced 50 years ago, and has been sold until 1988. In total 5 milion 2CV’s have been put on the road. The knowledge and development of the technique and usage of the 2CV has grown enormously throughout the years. On this ideal basis Burton Car Company subsequently fastens the attractive body of the Burton. Because of its lesser weight and especially its deaper centre of gravity the Burton reprisents a more comfortable and stern car than the former 2CV. This will make your Burton an excellent travelmate!
The Burton is a complete open sportscar for young and old wich is, because of its practical suitability, also very qualified for daily use. Perfect to enjoy a tourtrip but even great to just take with you to get the groseries. The performance of the Burton is the great surprise! The simple 2CV motor knows how to handle the nearly 490 kg of Burton. If you choose to go for the tuned type of the two cilinder boxer, you will not be dissapointed. A standard ecceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h within 12 seconds, and the topspeed will reach a 140 km/h with the maximum speed of revolution. It is possible to increase the tuning, but the rolling chassis has it’s restrictions.
All in all the Burton is a nostalgic looking sportcar, with the characteristics that make it perfect for daily use. Because it is a kitcar you can determine the eventual looks of the car yourself. In the buildersmanual you can find all the options and possibilities of compositions for your car. The buildersmanual will also assist you during the building an maintaining your Burton.
Burton Car Company wishes you all the luck and enjoyment during the building and all the fun while driving!
The Burton Car Company Team