1910 Maxwell Model E Five-Passenger Tonneau 

1910 Maxwell Model E Five-Passenger Tonneau

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Hershey event, 10 - 11 October 2019.

Single-family ownership since 1951
Restoration and maintenance by Robinson Restorations
Regularly driven and extensively enjoyed by the consignor
Show-quality restoration ideal for concours or vintage driving events

Remarkably, this Maxwell was found in 1937 in a carriage house in West Chester, Pennsylvania; its original owner was John Lukens. The car was first restored in 1940. Noted automotive collector and historian Henry Austin Clark showed the car in New York in 1948; a reprint of the original news clipping is available on file. The consignor’s father purchased the car in 1951, restoring it from 1966–1968 and repainting it black. It was repainted in the correct color of dark blue in 1972, the only color available when the car was new in 1910. About 15 years ago the front main was re-filled and valve work done. The car has been regularly maintained and the restoration refreshed with all work done by Robinson Restorations of Limerick Township, Pennsylvania.

The Maxwell has been enjoyed and driven extensively and used regularly throughout its history. It has not been shown recently, though it received AACA First Junior honors in 1968 and was a Glidden Tour participant in 1971 and 1972. In 2012 the Maxwell received Best in Class honors at the Radnor Concours d’Elegance.

Remarkably, the Maxwell retains all its original components, including carburetor, ignition, and muffler, with no modifications or replacement parts. It is powered by a 30 hp four-cylinder engine, which pioneered three-point suspension mounting of the engine. It is equipped with a top and windshield, as well as an optional Prest-O-Lite headlamp bottle. The all-steel bodywork is original to the car, and every piece of the car is authentic and not manufactured. The only parts that have been replaced are the running-board wood and one floorboard, according to the consignor. The carburetor has been updated for improved drivability and a Bosch ignition fitted, but the original items remain with the car.

The consignor describes it as “a delightful car that drives and steers well and is ergonomically well designed for the era.”To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/hf19.

Reference Number 589389

as of 9/16/2019

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