Named after Scotsman David Napier, the first car was built in London in 1900. As well as road-going vehicles, racing cars were built, often driven by Selwyn Francis Edge. Napiers were well-built but expensive. In WW I the company began making aero engines, some of which were later used to power Malcolm Campbell’s “Bluebirds” and Sir Henry Segrave’s “Golden Arrow”, the cars breaking the World Land Speed Record.
1907 Napier 60 hp. Model by Danbury Mint