Montague Stanley Napier, English automobile and aircraft engine manufacturer, died aged 60


Thursday 22nd January 1931

Montague Stanley Napier, English automobile and aircraft engine manufacturer, died aged 60. Following a meeting with businessman and racing driver Selwyn Edge in 1899, Napier diversified his engineering business into automobile manufacturer, and for a time his company was the leading supplier of luxury cars in the British market. His focus switched from cars to aircraft engines after the outbreak of the First World War in 1914, and he developed the very successful Lion engine.


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