With a believed overall production of some 500 automobiles the Ruxton currently is a extremely scarce car.
The Ruxton was a entrance-generate vehicle which, like its rival, the Cord L-29,was constructed in restricted quantities for the duration of around the exact same period of time. The Ruxton was the concept of Archie M. Andrews, a promoter and financier who was also a director of the Hupp Motor Corporation.
An experimental automobile embodying the front-drive basic principle was built late in 1928 and named following William V. C. Ruxton, a single of Andrew’s acquaintances who confirmed an interest in the manufacturing of this variety of vehicle. A extensive, lower prototype was crafted in the spring of 1929. This auto was driven by a 4.4 litre Continental Straight 8 motor which manufactured a utmost of about 100 bhp at 3,400 rpm.
All Ruxton automobiles adopted this preliminary pilot product each in motor and in general style and design.
Actual output began in June 1930 in the two the Moon and Kissel factories Ruxtons of either origin experienced to struggle in an progressively competitive market. Sedan bodies have been built by Budd on dies and tooling utilised by some products of the English Wolseley.
Open up types have been designed by Raulang. The vehicles were minimal, rakish and carried no managing boards. The price of the sedan, at $3,195, was somewhere around that of its rival, Cord.
Mainly because of the collapse of Moon and Kissel and a flagging Melancholy industry, Ruxton unsuccessful late in 1930 or early 1931 immediately after concerning 300 and 500 vehicles had been constructed, some of which have been not actually sold right up until 1932.
Of these, two had been phaetons, one a town motor vehicle and the remainder practically equally divided among roadsters and sedans.
(supply: The Complete Encyclopedia of Motor Cars and trucks -1885 to the Present)