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1923 Maxwell Model 25 Five-Passenger Touring Car

Make: Other Makes
Type: 5 Passenger Touring Car
Trim: Model 25 5 Passenger Touring Car
Year: 1923
Mileage: 18,739
VIN: 60622
Color: Blue
Engine: 30 HP, inline four-cylinder engine
Cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Waldwick, New Jersey, United States

1923 Other Makes Model 25 5 Passenger Touring Car Additional Info:

1923 Maxwell Model 25 Five-Passenger Touring Car - NO RESERVE AUCTION
30 HP, inline four-cylinder engine, three-speed manual transmission, front and rear solid axles with semi-elliptical leaf-spring suspension, and rear-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 109 in.
In 1903, Benjamin Briscoe, with support from J.P. Morgan, decided to build Jonathan Maxwell’s two-cylinder car. By 1910, the company was selling over 20,000 cars annually and ranked third in the industry behind Buick and Ford. Originally built in Tarrytown, New York, the company moved to Detroit, Michigan in 1913 when the factory was sold to Chevrolet. Maxwell was known as the “doctor’s car” because it was both durable and reliable; important factors for an M.D. on an emergency house call.
In 1909, Alice Huyler Ramsey became the first woman to drive coast-to-coast, from Hell’s Gate in New York to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco . . . in a Maxwell Model D. The car was much later made famous by comedian Jack Benny, “the Cheapest Man in the World,” who used his beloved Maxwell for over 20 years, all the while making fun of its reliability.
This car is from the later days of Maxwell as the company became part of Chrysler and was gone after 1925. Maxwell built 58,313 cars in 1923. This Maxwell Touring Car was restored many years ago beginning with a complete, original car that was fully intact. Nothing has been fabricated, as all the car’s original parts and materials were used in the restoration.
The car has has been used mostly in local parades. The car was carefully turned over the car regularly so as to keep it in good mechanical order. It runs well but the rear main bearing has a minor oil leak. It is equipped with older whitewall tires on disc wheels.