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Old 01-01-2013, 03:44 PM
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I was just reading the latest copy of Classic and Sports Car magazine ( English publication and probably the best car mag I have ever read, I now subscribe) and I found a Ruxton coming up for auction. Front wheel drive, manufactured in 1929 about the same time as the Cord 812 also front wheel drive. That being said the Ruxton had very limited production. The Europeans had front wheel drive much earlier. The Cord had a much bigger production numbers.
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I was just reading the latest copy of Classic and Sports Car magazine ( English publication and probably the best car mag I have ever read, I now subscribe) and I found a Ruxton coming up for auction. Front wheel drive, manufactured in 1929 about the same time as the Cord 812 also front wheel drive. That being said the Ruxton had very limited production. The Europeans had front wheel drive much earlier. The Cord had a much bigger production numbers.
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Yes BB you get the win. I think you were the closest to what I was looking for. The Ruxton and Cord L29 were both produced about the same time with the cord being the first by a very short time. There were several others before that but Cord and ruxton had the first "production" models for the average consumer. I should have given more information on my question, but I did'nt want to give it away You guys are pretty hard to stump....Its your floor sir.
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Yes BB you get the win. I think you were the closest to what I was looking for. The Ruxton and Cord L29 were both produced about the same time with the cord being the first by a very short time. There were several others before that but Cord and ruxton had the first "production" models for the average consumer. I should have given more information on my question, but I did'nt want to give it away You guys are pretty hard to stump....Its your floor sir.
Here's a picture I took at the Auburn Cord Dusenburg Museum in Auburn IN. ( great museum!) of a Cord E-1 prototype. This was to replace the L-29 but never went into production. It has a 157" wheelbase The chassis was l20" onger then a Dusenburg chassis. The depression killed it. Beautiful!
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This is a embalm for what automobile?
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I'd say an early Bentley?
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Damn you come up with some doosies.

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I'm with Brian on this. the eagle looks very Duesenberg ish not sure that I have ever seen one with the crest like that though.
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Now that I have taken a closer look the wings are not big enough for a duesy and shaped wrong so I retract that statement. I am thinking La Salle (sp?) which was a company owned by GM and marketed with the Cadillac lines.
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Guys we're gonna have to watch Carolinacustoms. He's done it again! La Salle is right!
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That is interesting that the high class Cadillac's second class sister the La Salle would have a similar emblem to the high class Rolls second class sister the Bentley. Makes you go Hmmmmmmm don't it?

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Who made this engine and what was it used in?
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Was this engine built in the USA?
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Was this engine built in the USA?
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Yes sir it sure was
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This is just a wild guess and only because of the slant cut on the exhaust tips. There can only be one engine with those tips ( an I had one on a go kart years ago and yes it was quick, I had moved from lawnmower engines to something a little bigger). It must be Chrysler's A57. Thirty cylinders, five banked, five carburetors, five distributors, 1255 cubic inches, tank engine. It consisted of five 251-cube passenger-car inline-sixes arranged radially around a central output shaft.

Or maybe it's a 650hp Briggs and Stratton.

One or the other. Just guessing.

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Geez it took me longer to dig up that pic and upload it than it did for you to give the correct answer. Your floor
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