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Britain By Car - A Motoring History

Created Date:

21 September 2013

Last Modified:

18 December 2023
Newport Pagnell

NP

A car manufactured by Newport Pagnell coachbuilder's Salmons & Sons.

Location
Newport Pagnell Light Car Company, Tickford Street, Newport Pagnell, Mk16 9AN.

Date
1923 – 1925

  • The N.P in production, at the Tickford Street works, ©1923, source: Tommy K, Weiterstadt/Darmstadt.
    The N.P in production, at the Tickford Street works, ©1923, source: Tommy K, Weiterstadt/Darmstadt.
  • The N.P in production, at the Tickford Street works, ©1923, source: Tommy K, Weiterstadt/Darmstadt.

Commentary
NP, standing for Newport Pagnell, was a car manufactured by the long-established coachbuilding firm, Salmons & Sons.

Founded in the 1820s, and initially producing carriages and carts, Salmons went on to build bespoke coachwork for a large number of motor manufacturers. 

However, for about two years in the 1920s, they produced their own light car, using 1795cc and 2120 cc Meadows engines.

It is not entirely clear how many cars were made; sources suggest about 300, but none are known to survive.