1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101

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Lot 569
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon
Registration no. BF 5766 Chassis no. 876101

Sold for £ 8,050 (US$ 11,101) inc. premium
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon
Registration no. BF 5766
Chassis no. 876101

Footnotes

  • Introduced as a lower-priced companion to the parent Hudson marque in 1919, the Essex soon became synonymous with both high performance and reliability when an example averaged over 60mph for 50 hours in December 1919, a stunt which the company followed up by a successful four-car transcontinental trek in 1920. Essex pioneered low-cost closed coachwork in the United States, its four-seater sedan being only slightly more expensive than the tourer in 1922 and marginally cheaper by 1925. Essex's big news for 1924 was the switch from four to six cylinders. The new sidevalve power unit started life at an unusually small - for the United States - 2.1 litres capacity before being enlarged to 2.4 litres part way through the year. Renamed 'Super Six' for 1927, the Essex gained a larger (2.5-litre) and more powerful engine that year and four-wheel Bendix mechanical brakes the year after. Stylistically, the Essex looked broadly similar to its Hudson parent, albeit on a smaller scale.
    This Essex Super Six with factory saloon bodywork benefits from much recent refurbishment by the current owner and comes with the related bills. Work carried out has included removing the roof's original leathercloth covering and refitting it after resetting the roof bows and applying fresh padding; re-trimming the interior; and refreshing the engine. The latter has been de-coked, the bores honed, new piston rings fitted, the valves re-ground, the cylinder head skimmed and a new head gasket fitted. The electrics have received attention but remain mostly original. An electric fuel pump is installed but the original Stewart vacuum fuel system has been retained. Beautifully restored, the wheels are shod with two new tyres while the other two are in excellent condition. Boasting the conveniences of four-wheel brakes, an easy gearbox and an electric wiper motor, this capable classic American is offered with the aforementioned restoration invoices, current road fund licence, MoT to May 2013 and Swansea V5 registration document.
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1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101
1928 Essex Super Six Saloon  Chassis no. 876101
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