With a believed overall output of some 500 cars the Ruxton currently is a very exceptional automobile.
The Ruxton was a entrance-push motor vehicle which, like its rival, the Cord L-29,was constructed in limited quantities for the duration of approximately the exact same time period. The Ruxton was the idea of Archie M. Andrews, a promoter and financier who was also a director of the Hupp Motor Corporation.
An experimental car embodying the front-drive theory was constructed late in 1928 and named just after William V. C. Ruxton, 1 of Andrew’s acquaintances who showed an desire in the manufacturing of this variety of vehicle. A very long, low prototype was created in the spring of 1929. This car or truck was driven by a 4.4 litre Continental Straight Eight motor which manufactured a optimum of about 100 bhp at 3,400 rpm.
All Ruxton cars and trucks followed this preliminary pilot product both of those in motor and in general design.
Actual output commenced in June 1930 in each the Moon and Kissel factories Ruxtons of either origin experienced to wrestle in an progressively aggressive industry. Sedan bodies ended up developed by Budd on dies and tooling made use of by some styles of the English Wolseley.
Open up styles have been built by Raulang. The cars and trucks ended up small, rakish and carried no operating boards. The value of the sedan, at $3,195, was approximately that of its rival, Cord.
Since of the collapse of Moon and Kissel and a flagging Melancholy market, Ruxton unsuccessful late in 1930 or early 1931 following amongst 300 and 500 cars and trucks experienced been built, some of which ended up not basically bought until eventually 1932.
Of these, two had been phaetons, just one a city car or truck and the remainder nearly similarly divided concerning roadsters and sedans.
(supply: The Entire Encyclopedia of Motor Autos -1885 to the Present)