Dalton-in-Furness Car Finance

Used Car Finance in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria

GB Car Finance specialises in used car finance in and around Dalton-in-Furness. We will work hard to help you obtain an approval decision, based on affordability, in minutes and drive away your new used car within 24 hours!

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As well as Dalton-in-Furness, GB Car Finance is pleased to assist people searching for car finance in Alston, Ambleside, Barrow-in-Furness, Brampton, Broughton-in-Furness, Carlisle, Cockermouth, Grange Over Sands, Kendal, Keswick, Kirkby Stephen, Millom, Milnthorpe, Penrith, Seascale, Sedbergh, Ulverston, Whitehaven, Wigton, Windermere and Workington in Cumbria.

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The English county of Cumbria is home to many stunning natural attractions, but there are few towns quite as interesting or historic as Dalton-in-Furness. Dalton is a vital part of the Furness Peninsula and has a long and significant history, being first mentioned in the Domesday Book when it was a small settlement of farmers and seafarers who made their living from the coast. Since then, the area has seen development of industry, culture, and population and today it is known for its connection to the car industry, finance industry, and motorsport.

History of Dalton-in-Furness

The area of Dalton-in-Furness has a long and significant history, with significant archaeological evidence indicating habitation of hunter-gathers inhabiting the area from around 12000 BC. The first recorded mention of Dalton as a settlement comes in the Domesday Book, and consists mostly of farmers and fishermen, as well as a church and a castle. The area was largely parts of two large estates owned by the monks of Furness Abbey and the de Redvers family until 1382AD, when the Abbey was dissolved by King Henry VIII, transferring the lands over to the control of the Crown.

During the 18th and 19th centuries, Dalton-in-Furness began to grow, slowly at first, but then increasingly throughout the Industrial Revolution, when it became a major port, exporting coal from the mines in nearby Barrow-in-Furness. This marked the beginning of the development of industry in the area, which became increasingly significant in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The Dalton-in-Furness Car Industry

The most notable industry in Dalton-in-Furness is car manufacturing. The area is home to Vauxhall Motors, which moved to the area in 1890, with the purpose of establishing their first motor vehicle producing factory. The site then expanded rapidly, and by the turn of the century Vauxhall was producing around 1000 vehicles per year.

The car industry in Dalton-in-Furness expanded further in 1918, when Sunbeam-Talbot began producing cars at the local site. The company flourished, and within five years, 3000 cars were being produced annually at the site. The firm continued to grow until cessation of production in 1937, and later part of the site was taken over by Leyland Motors, who had a successful run producing trucks there.

The modern car industry in Dalton-in-Furness is represented by Toyota, who opened their plant in 1986, and has slowly expanded the premises, making it one of their largest manufacturing facilities in the UK. The plant currently produces around 150,000 vehicles per year and has been instrumental in bringing jobs and investment to the area.

The Dalton-in-Furness Financial Industry

The financial industry in Dalton-in-Furness has also grown significantly since the turn of the century. The first investment bank in the area, established in 1920, was Mitchell & Company, who played a major role in the local economy, providing capital for the area's new businesses and industries. Since then, a number of other financial institutions have been founded, including the Dalton-in-Furness Bank, which was established in 1926.

Today, Dalton-in-Furness is home to a number of financial services firms, including Aviva, which has had a presence in the area since 1927, and Santander, who moved to the area in 2005 and established their first branch at the Barrow Road Centre.

The Dalton-in-Furness Motorsport Scene

The prevalence of car manufacturing in the Dalton-in-Furness area has led to a thriving motorsport scene in the area. The first such motorsport-related event in the area was the British Grand Prix, which was held at the town's Marshside Circuit, in 1920. The Marshside Circuit went on to host a number of other big events, including the British Touring Car Championship, before ceasing operations in 1926.

The motor racing scene in Dalton-in-Furness was revived in 2005, when the newly-built Dalton International Circuit opened. The circuit has since hosted a number of events, including the British GT Championship and the British Rally Championship, making it one of the most popular venues for motorsport events in the North West of England.

Demographics of Dalton-in-Furness

According to the most recent census data, Dalton-in-Furness has an estimated population of 17,507. The gender distribution in the area is fairly equal, with a ratio of 51% males and 49% females. The median age of people in the area is 43 years old. The most common occupations are in the manufacturing sector, with 24.5% of the population employed in this industry. In terms of educational qualifications, 37.8% of the population has a degree or higher, and just under 20% have no qualifications whatsoever.


Dalton-in-Furness is an important and historic area of Cumbria and has been central to the development of a number of industries, including the car industry, finance industry and motorsport. The area has a rich history, with the first recorded settlement being in the Domesday Book. In recent years, the area has seen major investment in the car, finance and motorsport industries, bringing employment and investment to the area. The area has a population of 17,507, with a median age of 43, and the most common occupations are in the manufacturing sector. The area is an important part of the economy of Cumbria, and its success in recent years is something to be celebrated.