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1915 Saxon Speedster

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1915 Saxon Speedster

1915 Saxon Speedster
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-----Saxon Motor Car Company, Detroit (later, Ypsilanti), Michigan
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----- The Saxon appeared in the winter of 1913 as a small two-seater roadster with a 1.4 liter 4-cylinder, and a 2-speed rear-axle gearbox, soon replaced by a 3-speed unit. Electric lights were available at extra cost. At $395.00 these wire-wheeled cars caught the public fancy and although they looked more like cyclecars than conventional small automobiles, sales were high from the first. Unusual features of the Saxon include a rear-axle mounted selective transmission, one of the earliest so widely produced, and electric lights available as early as 1913.
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----- The engine of the Saxon was light, powerful, efficient, and durable. In 1914, a Saxon car traveled from New York to San Francisco in 30 days, which represented a real achievement for the time.
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----- By 1916, it's peak year with 27,800 delivered, Saxon was ranked eighth in the industry, and was poised to continue his growth. However, the company's management over extended in buying a bigger factory, a decision that would leave little cash on hand to weather a post-World War I recession which would ultimately end Saxon production in 1923.
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----- This 1915 Saxon has been fitted with a very sporty speedster body, and while not particularly speedy, is a great deal of fun to drive.




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