With a estimated total creation of some 500 motor vehicles the Ruxton now is a very unusual automobile.
The Ruxton was a front-drive auto which, like its rival, the Wire L-29,was crafted in limited figures all through about the very same period. The Ruxton was the concept of Archie M. Andrews, a promoter and financier who was also a director of the Hupp Motor Company.
An experimental car embodying the front-drive principle was constructed late in 1928 and named following William V. C. Ruxton, a single of Andrew’s acquaintances who showed an desire in the output of this variety of car or truck. A very long, minimal prototype was developed in the spring of 1929. This auto was run by a 4.4 litre Continental Straight 8 motor which manufactured a most of about 100 bhp at 3,400 rpm.
All Ruxton automobiles adopted this preliminary pilot product each in motor and overall design and style.
Precise creation began in June 1930 in both of those the Moon and Kissel factories Ruxtons of both origin had to battle in an more and more competitive marketplace. Sedan bodies were being constructed by Budd on dies and tooling utilized by some models of the English Wolseley.
Open designs were being created by Raulang. The vehicles were being reduced, rakish and carried no running boards. The rate of the sedan, at $3,195, was close to that of its rival, Cord.
Mainly because of the collapse of Moon and Kissel and a flagging Melancholy marketplace, Ruxton unsuccessful late in 1930 or early 1931 following between 300 and 500 vehicles had been created, some of which have been not essentially marketed until finally 1932.
Of these, two were being phaetons, one a city car or truck and the remainder pretty much similarly divided between roadsters and sedans.
(resource: The Entire Encyclopedia of Motor Cars and trucks -1885 to the Existing)