The Spartan was the idea of Jim McIntyre who produced the first Spartan Kit in 1973. This was based on the Triumph Herald or Vitesse and used the Herald chassis. Later Spartan produced their own chassis as the Triumph ones were starting to rot.
When the Herald ceased to be produced the car underwent a major re-design and was based on the Ford Cortina MK3 to 5.
Steve Beardsall took over the Factory in about 1991 and produced the Spartan Treka, a Jeep style car, based on the Fiesta Mk2.
In 1995 the Spartan Factory ceased to trade.