Tamplin Cycle Car

This is one of the few remaining Tamplins, a car make from Staines in England.

The car is a proper cycle-car, with its narrow wheels, straight mudguards and staggered, tandem-seating arrangement. It was designed by Captain Sir John Carden, who had built his first car in 1913. This model has a front-mounted 1,000 cc, V-twin JAP engine, reinforced fibreboard bodywork, a simple belt drive and rather flimsy, independent front-wheel suspension.

In 1919 Carden sold the production rights to this car to one of his dealers, E.A. Tamplin, who immediately linked his name to the car. Tamplins remained in production until 1925, though it is said that the cars were manufactured to order until 1927.

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