American Napier (automobile)

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The American Napier was an automobile sold by the Napier Motor Car Company of America from 1904 until 1912.[1]

Initially, the company imported assembled Napiers from England. From late 1904 the cars were assembled under licence in Jamaica Plain, a section of Boston, Massachusetts, in a building formerly used by the B.F. Sturtevant Company. The cars were offered with both American and British built coachwork.[1]

History[edit]

In 1907 the company experienced financial problems and production was halted.[1]

In 1909 a new company took over and production restarted in March that year. This lasted until 1911 when the Napier Motor Company took over the interests, but this venture barely lasted a year.[1]

Advertisements[edit]

Napier Motor Company of America - 1906.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d G.N. Georgano (ed.). The Beaulieu Encyclopaedia of the Automobile, Volume I. The Stationery Office, London, 2000. ISBN 0-11-702319-1.