<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957

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Lot 246¤
1914 Saxon Roadster

Sold for US$ 1,100 inc. premium
1914 Saxon Roadster
Chassis no. 19957

96ci L-Head 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Carburetor
12bhp
2-Speed Progressive Sliding Gearbox
4-Wheel Quarter Leaf Spring Suspension
2-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

*Very sound and complete car
*A simple and rewarding car to restore
*Fun cars to drive
*Eligible for Horseless Carriage Club Events



The brainchild of Hugh Chalmers, the Saxon offered the market a fun sporty roadster at a very attractive price - just $395 bought you a good looking Saxon roadster. A combination of looks, performance and price made the Saxon an instant hit. Released in December of 1913, 3000 cars would be sold and produced in the subsequent three months. By 1915 the Saxon yearly output would be a mammoth 15,000 automobiles with 25,000 examples the following.

The success of Saxon however would not last. A plan to expand to a huge Detroit factory left the company in financial turmoil and they were forced to sell the factory to General Motors. The brand faded away by 1922.

The Motorcar Offered

Here is a very sound and complete brass era car project. This fun little car is straightforward to restore and acts as an excellent introduction into the world of Horseless carriage touring. With rather straightforward mechanicals and plenty of Saxon cars out there for a knowledgebase, this would be a most rewarding project.

Reported to have been part of its current collection since before WWII, the car appears to have been the recipient of some restoration, likely to have begun many years ago as the body is in primer and some parts are unbolted.

These Saxons are great looking and were of high quality considering their reasonable point of ownership. The body work is very sound and the engine and driveline look complete. The car includes a second radiator along with the original lights.

A great project and an easy way to get into the rewarding world of antique automobiles.

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<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957
<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957
<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957
<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957
<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957
<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957
<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957
<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957
<B>1914 Saxon Roadster</B><BR />Chassis no. 19957
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