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Specs

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Engine
2-Cylinder
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Transmission
Manual
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VIN
1705

Description

14 HP, Horizontally Opposed 2-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission, Chain Drive Engine No. 1705 Probably one of America's favorite early economy cars, the Maxwell was known for its simple, yet effective engineering. Considered to be light-weight, this example is perfect for a party of two. One of the first cars to use a steering wheel, it was a cozy ride, and with simple mechanics usually...

14 HP, Horizontally Opposed 2-Cylinder Engine, 3-Speed Transmission, Chain Drive Engine No. 1705 Probably one of America's favorite early economy cars, the Maxwell was known for its simple, yet effective engineering. Considered to be light-weight, this example is perfect for a party of two. One of the first cars to use a steering wheel, it was a cozy ride, and with simple mechanics usually meant that whoever was riding in a Maxwell got to their destination safely. Founded in 1904, a tragic fire destroyed the original factory in 1907. However, before the 1908 models were ready to roll, a modern, state-of-the-art facility was up and running in New Castle, Indiana. This particular car appears to have been the subject of a quality restoration a number of years ago. On display in the museum for quite some time it appears to need little more than some TLC to get it in full running order. Fitted with original brass cowl-lamps and a tool-box mounted on the rear deck, this car could be a lot of fun to own and drive. The Maxwell brand would remain a producer of automobiles up into the 1920's when it was absorbed by the young Chrysler Corporation and would eventually form the basis for the Plymouth brand. For many years after Maxwell had left the automotive theme its name was kept alive by comedian Jack Benny, which led many collectors to add one of these iconic horseless carriages to their collection.

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