<b>1904 Knox 16/18hp "TUDOR" 5-PASSENGER TOURING</b><br />Chassis no. 312<br />Engine no. 839D

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1904 Knox 16/18hp "TUDOR" 5-PASSENGER TOURING
Sold for US$ 292,600 inc. premium

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1904 Knox 16/18hp "TUDOR" 5-PASSENGER TOURING
Chassis no. 312
Engine no. 839D

275ci Air-Cooled Opposed 2-Cylinder Engine
Knox Carburetor
16bhp
2-Speed Manual Planetary Transmission
Longitudinal Full Length Leaf Springs with Front and Rear Beam Axles
Rear Mechanical Brakes

*An impressive and imposing American "Brighton" car with a proven track record
*Entered for the 2015 edition of the London to Brighton
*Freshly rebuilt motor and with starter motor fitted for easy use
*Five seats and a proper top
*Known history from new


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The story of this particular Knox begins with its purchase by Mr. Gilmartin of Neligh, Nebraska, a small town about 140 miles northwest of Omaha. This may have been James Gilmartin who was a warehouse inspector for the milling industry in the area, a job that would require reliable transportation. Mr. Gilmartin used the car for many years and is reported to have had the larger-than-original Standard Universal rims installed on the car for extra clearance on the perilous Nebraska roads. By 1940 the old Knox was being used to power farm machinery. Early collectors and farm equipment dealers Herb and Bob Horn found the Knox on jacks being used to power a cement mixer. They were able to buy the car for their antique auto collection in Fort Dodge, Iowa. However Mt Gilmartin would not let them have the original wooden roof panel until the Horns provided a new cover for the grain bin. The first restoration was immediately begun and the car was driven around town to the delight of the local populace upon completion in the spring of 1941. The Horn Brothers moved their business and collection to Sarasota Florida in the fifties, taking the Knox and about 70 other cars with them to open Horn's Cars of Yesterday. There the car remained for several decades. The museum was sold to Walter Bellm in 1967, a native of St Louis, MO and founder of Bellm Freight Lines, who had also moved to Sarasota. Around 1980 Mr. Bellm sold the Knox to fellow St Louis enthusiasts Fred and Dave Webber. It is believed that cosmetic restoration was performed by the Webbers before selling it on to Norman Buckhart in California. Mr. Buckhart, a founding member of the Locomobile Society and a noted authority on early cars, entered the Knox in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run in 1987 and 1988. Shortly thereafter, in 1989 Mr. Buckhart sold the Knox to John Bertolotti, another west coast brass car collector of note. Mr. Bertolotti had more restoration work performed, using the car sparingly in his dozen years of ownership. In 2012 the Knox was once again sold to California collector Mr. Barry Hon. Recognizing the significance and usability of the Knox Mr. Hon entered the car once again and participated in the 2013 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run. During Mr. Hon's ownership, significant work was carried out, including an engine rebuild with a new counter balanced crankshaft, new pistons, installation of an electric starter and the building of a nice quality folding top, done at Chris Kidd's Tired Iron Works in Monrovia CA. The consigner purchased the Knox from Mr. Hon at a Bonham's sale in 2015. With the intention of taking the car to England once again, the Knox was sent to Chris Charlton's Classic Car Services in Oxford, Maine. Preparation for driving the car from London to Brighton involved work on the suspension, transmission, back axle, valve timing, rebuilding the ignition timer, exhaust system and engine oiling system among other things. The intent was to make the car as reliable as possible. After reassembly, the Knox was driven on several local tours and shown at local events in Maine where it won a Best in Show Award. During the testing period, the advertised top speed of 35 miles per hour was attained and it was determined that it cruises happily at 25-28 miles per hour. It handles very nicely; steers easily once it's moving and tracks totally straight. The brakes work remarkably well and the 6' springs give a smooth ride. Many of these features are significantly superior to some of its lower priced contemporaries.

The Knox was sent off to England for the 2016 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run sponsored by Bonhams. When it was delivered to the consignor in London, it started immediately and was driven briefly in London prior to the start of the run on November 6. It was just 28 degrees on Sunday morning; the temperature rose to the mid-forties during the day. The Knox started easily and performed properly all day. With four people in the car, Hammer Hill, maybe the most difficult on the Run, was done on top gear. Cruising speed was kept to the comfortable 25-28 mph with occasional bursts of higher speed. Although the start number, 399, was toward the back, the finish in Brighton was easily mid-pack. The magnificent Knox ran and drove just like it is supposed to. Considering its proven performance and the significant restoration work done on the car in past years, this should be a reliable car for 1 & 2-cylinder tours and easily capable of more drives from London to Brighton

The original wood top is supplied with the car, although it does need to be restored. The "Touring Box" rear container also is included, along with miscellaneous hardware, and an extra set of "Non-Skid" tires. A file on recent work, some historical documents and factory literature goes with the car.
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