The company was founded by Sydney S. Guy (1885-1971) who was born in Kings Heath, Birmingham. Guy Motors operated out of its Fallings Park factory from 1914 to 1982, playing an important role in the development of the British motor industry.
Sydney S. Guy registered Guy Motors Limited on Saturday 30 May 1914.
From the mid-1930s, the company became increasingly involved in the British rearmament programme, developing and producing military vehicles. In 1935 Guy submitted their new four wheel Ant armoured car to military trials where it impressed and 150 were ordered by the government. After this success Guy began to concentrate solely on the production of military vehicles and by 1938 Guy relied exclusively on Government contracts and had ended civilian productions. During this time Guy designed a new armoured car, the Quad Ant, which was welded rather than riveted together. This development made armoured vehicles much safer and is reported to have saved the British government 100 million , earning Guy a commendation from the Royal Commission.
Guy armoured vehicles were used throughout the war, featuring prominently in the North African campaign and at the evacuation of Dunkirk.

Shortly after the start of the war, production of the Ant and Quad Ant range moved to Karrier . Guy did however, produce some armoured bodies. 21 Guy Lizard armoured command vehicles were produced in the factory, as were several 4x4 universal gun carriers.
In 1930 Guy introduced the 'Warrior' 4-wheeled chassis, powered by a Gardner diesel engine, and the 6-wheeled 'Goliath', a development of the 'Warrior'. Both had driven rear axles, and 8 speed gear boxes. The 'Goliath' could accommodate a 22 ft. long body, and carry a 12 ton load.
The development of the all-important Guy military vehicles continued with the launch of 6-wheel and 8-wheel driven vehicles which could go almost anywhere, even across a 6 ft. wide trench, without falling into it.
The four-wheel drive version (Quad-Ant) was launched in 1938 , initially as field artillery tractor. Most of the production vehicles had the beetle-neck body style that it shared with the Morris-Commercial C8.In 1943 the GS version arrived.
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