Immediately following the First World War there was also a great demand for cheap motorcars in England. Factories which manufactured small, cheap cyclecars shot up everywhere and all too often disappeared again after only a few years. Carden, a former captain, also wanted to capitalise on the desire for car ownership. He designed the Tamplin. In the first models the passenger still sat behind the driver, but this changed in 1922. The new model had four wheels and was powered by an 8 bhp, JAP motorcycle engine.
The front wheels had independent suspension and the bodywork was made of plywood. In 1927, the Tamplin Motor company of Cheam, Surrey was forced to close down. The demand for small cars had collapsed entirely. In total, the company manufactured slightly less than 2,000 cars.
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