With a approximated total creation of some 500 vehicles the Ruxton currently is a extremely exceptional car or truck.
The Ruxton was a entrance-generate car or truck which, like its rival, the Twine L-29,was created in constrained quantities during approximately the very same period. The Ruxton was the notion of Archie M. Andrews, a promoter and financier who was also a director of the Hupp Motor Company.
An experimental car or truck embodying the entrance-generate theory was created late in 1928 and named after William V. C. Ruxton, a single of Andrew’s acquaintances who showed an fascination in the production of this form of motor vehicle. A very long, low prototype was designed in the spring of 1929. This car or truck was run by a 4.4 litre Continental Straight 8 engine which produced a greatest of about 100 bhp at 3,400 rpm.
All Ruxton cars and trucks followed this initial pilot model equally in engine and total design.
Precise creation began in June 1930 in both equally the Moon and Kissel factories Ruxtons of either origin experienced to wrestle in an progressively aggressive market place. Sedan bodies were being built by Budd on dies and tooling used by some versions of the English Wolseley.
Open up versions have been designed by Raulang. The autos had been lower, rakish and carried no working boards. The selling price of the sedan, at $3,195, was close to that of its rival, Twine.
Simply because of the collapse of Moon and Kissel and a flagging Depression sector, Ruxton unsuccessful late in 1930 or early 1931 just after between 300 and 500 cars experienced been created, some of which were not really marketed till 1932.
Of these, two had been phaetons, one particular a city automobile and the remainder virtually similarly divided involving roadsters and sedans.
(resource: The Entire Encyclopedia of Motor Automobiles -1885 to the Existing)