Can you help find one of the 'lost' historic cars that were built in Milton Keynes?

Car buffs are on a mission to find a "lost car" that was named after the town of Newport Pagnell.

Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 2:30 pm
Updated Thursday, 23rd January 2020, 2:32 pm

Fewer than 400 models of the NP were built in Newport in the 1920 by Salmon and Sons.

The carriage builder-turned car company was based in Tickford Street and was the forerunner of Aston Martin.

The NP was the first complete car they had produced and they exhibited it at the 1922 Motor Show, proudly describing it as a car offering "high quality within a modest package’"

The NP car

But, despite the high quality, not a single one of the vehicles can be traced today. Not even a part from an NP has been found anywhere.

Now local publisher WordGo has thrown out a challenge to find one of the historic vehicles, in the form of a boozaine (cross between a book and a magazine) called 'Where’s our Car?'.

The 52-page publication gives clues and photos of the NP as well as "inside info and expert opinions" about where a survivor could be found.

It is being launched on Saturday February 1, between 10am and 2pm, at the United Reformed Church hall off Newport Pagnell High Street.

The book launch

The book, which costs £10, can also be bought online from www.WordGo.org.uk