The company was founded by William Paddon who lived in Hampton-in-ArdenWarwickshire where he sold cars and also offered to manufacture light cars and motorcycles. In the Crowdy car company of Birmingham failed Hampton Motor Company the remains of that company was merged with Hampton Engineering and production moved to Kings Norton.

Production stopped with the outbreak of World War I and the company went into receivership in In the company was re-established as a joint venture between William Paddon and Charles Apperley of the Stroud Metal and Plating Company and production was transferred to DudbridgeStroud. William Zest Soap Company left to join the Autocrat car company of Birmingham. William Millward who had been with Charron-Laycock joined as Works manager and designer in and John Leno, son of music hall star Dan Leno became sales manager.

This did not help finances and the receiver was in again in Hampton Motor Company its history, Hampton made about cars. Five cars are thought to survive. The company brochure shows an open tourer model priced at GBP The Hampton 8 was a lightweight Cyclecar with two-cylinder engine bought in from Precision.

The car had belt drive to the ear wheels. The Hampton 10 was offered for one year only and had a four-cylinder engine from either Ballot or Chapuis-Dornier. This model had a variety of names, the 9. The standard body built by Hampton was an open two-seater available in dark biscuit or lavender and priced at GBP The gearbox now had four speeds.

The suspension used half-elliptic springs on both axles. A supercharger was possibly an option on some of the late cars, showing Hampton still had sporting interests.

The 20 was the first of a new range of larger cars with a Meadows engine and twin Zenith carburettors. Tourer and saloon bodies were Hampton Motor Company from GBP At the front a transverse leaf spring was used. Servo brakes were fitted. Although 50 of the eight-cylinder engine were ordered, it is thought that very few cars were made. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Beaulieu Encyclopedia of the Automobile.

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