<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251

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Lot 253
1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring

Sold for US$ 156,800 inc. premium

Property from the Collection of Don C. Boulton

1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring
Chassis no. 3481
Engine no. 251

373.1ci Overhead-Valve Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
40bhp
3-Speed Sliding Gear Manual Transmission and Shaft Drive
Front Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, ¾ Elliptic Rear Springs
Rear-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Offered from the Don C. Boulton Collection
*Formerly owned by E.W. "Gene" Zimmerman and Allan Anglemire
*Lovely older restoration in very attractive colors with optional nickel trim
*Numerous correct period accessories


THE PRIDE OF SPRINGFIELD

Before the Springfield-built Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, the Massachusetts city's pride and joy was the Knox, produced from 1900 to 1914. Famed in earlier years for its air-cooled models with distinctive "porcupine" engines, Knox eventually evolved into a fine luxury car, which by 1910 boasted modern shaft drive and a water-cooled 4-cylinder engine, with overhead valves for both intake and exhaust, and a finely engineered aluminum gearbox with an unusually smooth oil-bathed clutch.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This 1910 Knox Model R was formerly exhibited at Automobilorama in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the museum of E.W. "Gene" Zimmerman. Zimmerman may have acquired the car, as he did many of his Brass Era automobiles, from the fabled Princeton Auto Museum of Albert Garnagigo in Princeton, Massachusetts, a collection that had begun in the 1930s and was one of the first of its kind in America.

Later the car was owned by Allan T. Anglemire, who owned it for 25 years and appeared with it in many AACA and Horseless Carriage Club of America activities, including several Glidden Tours; in his ownership it was awarded the AACA's Thomas McKean Tour Trophy in 1989, and was featured in the September-October 1995 issue of the HCCA Gazette as part of a comprehensive Knox article. On one of Mr. Anglemire's later tours it was accidentally driven into a ditch and "turned turtle," though amazingly there was little damage to the body except for the top, firewall, and the base of the rear seat.

Don C. Boulton subsequently acquired the car at the famous Chickasha swap meet, and saw it restored back to the original glory, in a rich blue with black fenders, striped in red, and a deep carmine red chassis, wheels and suspension. All trim is nickel-plated brass, a $75 option in 1910. The leather upholstery was properly stuffed with horsehair, as would have been done in-period, and overseen by a black top and "The Automatic" brand folding windshield. Accessories include Rushmore headlights, Gray & Davis cowl lights and taillight, a Knox 8-day clock for the rear seat passengers, a Jones clock and 60mph speedometer for the driver, and a discreetly added starter. The level of detail throughout is delightful, including the folding jump seats, which resemble soda parlor chairs of the era, and the Knox name cast into the door sill plates.

Offered with full copies of parts and owner's manuals, as well as two spare trunks, this a particularly charming, powerful Brass car from one of the East Coast's best-known early manufacturers.

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  • Please note, this vehicle is titled under chassis no. 3481KNOX
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<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
<b>1910 Knox Model R 40HP Seven-Passenger Touring</b><br /> Chassis no. 3481<br />Engine no. 251
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