Bufori is a modern brand of rare automobiles resembling 1930s coupes. The company is owned by Australian brothers Anthony, George and Gerry Khouri. In 1986, Gerry Khouri began to build three special sports cars, one each for the three brothers, which led to the formation of the company. The acronym “Bufori” stands for Beautiful, Unique, Fantastic, Original, Romantic, and Irresistible.
The Bufori Motor Car Company Pty. Ltd. is a proprietary company limited by shares and registered in Australia, as is the Bufori Motor Car Company (M) Sdn. Bhd. in Malaysia. Originally, all of the manufacturing and sales operations were conducted in Australia, but in 1998 full production moved to new facilities at Kepong, a suburb of Kuala Lumpur, in Malaysia.
The production facility in Kuala Lumpur has an installed capacity of 300 vehicles per year, and employs 110 employees. Plans are to hire another 150 employees to meet the installed capacity.
The Bufori MKI, MKII & MKIII La Joya were displayed at the Malaysian National Automotive Museum based at the Sepang International Circuit in 2003. Bufori vehicles are the only cars to be licensed by the Advance Australia Council to carry the “Australian Made Logo”.