With a believed complete creation of some 500 vehicles the Ruxton these days is a very uncommon car.
The Ruxton was a front-drive vehicle which, like its rival, the Cord L-29,was designed in restricted quantities during about the same period. The Ruxton was the notion of Archie M. Andrews, a promoter and financier who was also a director of the Hupp Motor Corporation.
An experimental car embodying the front-travel basic principle was constructed late in 1928 and named following William V. C. Ruxton, just one of Andrew’s acquaintances who showed an desire in the generation of this style of vehicle. A lengthy, minimal prototype was designed in the spring of 1929. This vehicle was powered by a 4.4 litre Continental Straight Eight engine which made a optimum of about 100 bhp at 3,400 rpm.
All Ruxton cars adopted this preliminary pilot product both in engine and general design and style.
Precise creation started in June 1930 in both the Moon and Kissel factories Ruxtons of possibly origin experienced to struggle in an more and more competitive marketplace. Sedan bodies were being built by Budd on dies and tooling utilized by some models of the English Wolseley.
Open models were being designed by Raulang. The autos ended up small, rakish and carried no working boards. The price tag of the sedan, at $3,195, was somewhere around that of its rival, Cord.
Since of the collapse of Moon and Kissel and a flagging Despair market place, Ruxton unsuccessful late in 1930 or early 1931 soon after in between 300 and 500 automobiles experienced been built, some of which ended up not truly sold until 1932.
Of these, two have been phaetons, just one a town car and the remainder pretty much similarly divided involving roadsters and sedans.
(supply: The Total Encyclopedia of Motor Autos -1885 to the Existing)