With a approximated complete creation of some 500 autos the Ruxton these days is a extremely scarce motor vehicle.
The Ruxton was a front-travel motor vehicle which, like its rival, the Wire L-29,was constructed in minimal figures during approximately the similar interval. The Ruxton was the thought of Archie M. Andrews, a promoter and financier who was also a director of the Hupp Motor Company.
An experimental automobile embodying the entrance-push basic principle was developed late in 1928 and named after William V. C. Ruxton, 1 of Andrew’s acquaintances who confirmed an fascination in the output of this type of car or truck. A extended, lower prototype was constructed in the spring of 1929. This car was run by a 4.4 litre Continental Straight Eight motor which produced a most of about 100 bhp at 3,400 rpm.
All Ruxton cars and trucks adopted this first pilot design both equally in engine and overall style.
Actual generation started in June 1930 in equally the Moon and Kissel factories Ruxtons of possibly origin experienced to wrestle in an significantly competitive market place. Sedan bodies had been constructed by Budd on dies and tooling applied by some versions of the English Wolseley.
Open up models were developed by Raulang. The cars and trucks had been very low, rakish and carried no jogging boards. The cost of the sedan, at $3,195, was close to that of its rival, Cord.
Due to the fact of the collapse of Moon and Kissel and a flagging Despair market place, Ruxton unsuccessful late in 1930 or early 1931 soon after among 300 and 500 cars had been crafted, some of which were not in fact bought until finally 1932.
Of these, two had been phaetons, one particular a town automobile and the remainder practically similarly divided among roadsters and sedans.
(supply: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Motor Autos -1885 to the Present)