With a believed full creation of some 500 vehicles the Ruxton today is a incredibly scarce motor vehicle.
The Ruxton was a front-push automobile which, like its rival, the Wire L-29,was designed in minimal numbers all through around the same period of time. The Ruxton was the idea of Archie M. Andrews, a promoter and financier who was also a director of the Hupp Motor Company.
An experimental car embodying the entrance-travel basic principle was created late in 1928 and named following William V. C. Ruxton, one of Andrew’s acquaintances who confirmed an desire in the creation of this type of auto. A prolonged, lower prototype was constructed in the spring of 1929. This car or truck was powered by a 4.4 litre Continental Straight Eight motor which generated a most of about 100 bhp at 3,400 rpm.
All Ruxton cars and trucks adopted this preliminary pilot product both of those in engine and all round layout.
Genuine generation began in June 1930 in equally the Moon and Kissel factories Ruxtons of both origin experienced to battle in an significantly aggressive marketplace. Sedan bodies ended up created by Budd on dies and tooling applied by some products of the English Wolseley.
Open up products ended up built by Raulang. The vehicles were lower, rakish and carried no operating boards. The selling price of the sedan, at $3,195, was around that of its rival, Twine.
Since of the collapse of Moon and Kissel and a flagging Depression market, Ruxton unsuccessful late in 1930 or early 1931 immediately after concerning 300 and 500 vehicles had been created, some of which were not basically marketed until 1932.
Of these, two were phaetons, a single a town motor vehicle and the remainder almost equally divided between roadsters and sedans.
(resource: The Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Motor Automobiles -1885 to the Existing)