1955 SALMSON 2300S


1955 SALMSON 2300S


Production Years: 1953-1957
Country: France
Number Produced: 217

Émile Salmson, an engineer, began building pumps and small engines in Paris, France, in 1890. The firm began building airplane engines, then complete airplanes, during WWI. After the war, production expanded into automobile manufacturing. Their first product was a British-designed GN cyclecar, built under license.

In 1920 Salmson began production of its first proper car, the model AL. Salmson pioneered the application of the double overhead cam (DOHC) engine, in 1922. The most popular model, the S4E, was built between 1938 and 1951, although production was suspended during WWII.

Learn more about the Salmson company on Wikipedia

The 2300S, introduced in 1953, was Salmson’s final model. It had a top speed of 112 mph, and was a popular race car—they were raced at Le Mans several times. Bodies were built by Esclassan and by Henri Chapron.

French tax policies and a slumping economy caused Salmson to go out of business in 1957. The automobile plant was sold to Renault. The Salmson brand continues in France today as a high-quality manufacturer of pumps.

Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors

Please note that the vehicles shown online are part of our collection but may not be on display when you visit. Our team is always in some stage of repair or restoration on a number of vehicles.


 The fastest way to get in touch with us is by telephone at 727-579-8226.
If you'd like, you can complete the following form and we will get back to you at our earliest opportunity.

Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

3301 Gateway Centre Blvd.
Pinellas Park, FL 33782 USA

Museum Hours:

Monday:       10am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday:       Closed
Wednesday: 10am - 4:30 pm
Thursday:     10am - 4:30 pm
Friday:           10am - 4:30 pm
Saturday:      10am - 4:30 pm
Sunday:         Noon - 4:30 pm


$14 General Admission
$12 Seniors (65+)
$10 Active Military and Youth (9-17 y.o.)
8 years old and under free with paid adult
Groups of 12 or More $10 per person