<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR

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Lot 135
Offered from the Clem and Mary Lange Collection
1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"

Sold for US$ 142,800 inc. premium
1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"
Engine no. 2LR

373.1ci Overhead-Valve Inline 4-Cylinder Engine
Single Stromberg Automatic Carburetor
40hp (ALAM Rated)
3-Speed Sliding Gear Manual Transmission and Shaft Drive
Front Semi-Elliptic Leaf Springs, ¾ Elliptic Rear Springs
Rear-Wheel Drum Brakes

*Ex-Wolfgang Gawor
*Subject of a 2010 restoration
*Beautifully finished in the Raceabout style
*AACA and HCCA eligible


THE KNOX

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 1909 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.

In 1909, one could walk into their local Knox dealership and purchase a lovely touring car. Or, if they were a bit more sporting and a lot less practical, you could order a stripped own engine with seats straight from the factory. Knox offered Raceabout coachwork with just the basics—seats and a gas tank—on the 40hp Model R, 48hp Model M, and the 60hp Model S. With the Model R guaranteed to be capable of 70mph—to say nothing of the more powerful model—these Raceabout found regular success on tracks around the country in the hands of the wealthy sportsmen bold enough to pilot these monsters around the local circuits and ovals.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
This sporting machine is clothed in Raceabout-style bodywork akin to what was offered in Knox's 1909 catalog. While the early history of the car is unknown, it is believed to have been stored on a farm in Vermont for many years before entering the collection of esteemed British enthusiast Wolfgang Gawor. The Knox returned to the United States in 2004 when it was sold in Pebble Beach and acquired by a California collector. Remaining in California in the hands of a second Californian, it joined the Clem and Mary Lange Collection in 2009.

Prior to heading into the Lange's garage, the Knox was treated to a thorough restoration. The racer was disassembled, stripped to bare metal, and rebuilt cosmetically and mechanically. An album of photos details the work completed.

Beautifully finished and appearing just like the example illustrated in the 1909 Knox sales brochure, this Knox "Raceabout" is sure to delight either on the track or the road. The car comes complete with the aforementioned album of photos as well as a binder of copies of period of Knox literature speaking to the factory's sales and racing successes. Eligible for countless events through groups such as the Horseless Carriage Club of America and the Antique Automobile Club of America, it is ready to provide the new owner that wind-in-the-hair, bugs-in-the-teeth experience that only a Raceabout can deliver.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note correct engine number for this vehicle is 2R9,
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<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
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<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
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<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
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<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
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<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
<b>1909 Knox Model R "Raceabout"  </b><br />Engine no. 2LR
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