The Lexington was an automobile manufactured in Connersville, Indiana from 1910 to 1927. The Lexington Motor Company was founded in 1909 in Lexington, Kentucky, by Knisey Stone, a Kentucky race horse promoter. In 1910, a group of Connersville businessmen noted that the community had too much tied up in the buggy and carriage industry which was being displaced by the growing use of the automobile. The group enticed the infant Lexington Motor Car Company to relocate to their city.
This particular example is a Lexington Roadster Minute Man Six which is powered by a straight six Anstead motor which displaces 224 cubic-inches and offers 75 horsepower. It had a base price of $1,750. It is one of 24 Lexingtons to exist - and the only roadster known to exist.
In 1923, Lexington produced 1,330 vehicles, which, compared to 6,200 in 1920 was 1920 was significantly less. By 1926, Lexington entered receivership and was bought by Cord Auburn.By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2016