November 5, 2011

Blackhawk Spotlight - 1930 Ruxton

This 1930 Ruxton is one of my favorites of the Blackhawk museum in Danville, California. I like the way it sits low on the chassis and it's unusual paint. There are no less than 8 color bands on this paint scheme. Not the kind of thing we associate with pre-war sedans. However, the secret sauce of this beautiful car is that it is front-wheel-drive. An arrangement that allows for the lower body silhouette. A 100 hp in-line 8 cylinder Continental provides the power. One of only 298 cars, it was built by both the Moon Car Company of St. Louis Missouri and the Kissel Motor Car Company of Hartford, Wisconsin under contract for the New Era Motors of New York City. Less than 20 examples are believed to survive.

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