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1930 Ruxton Model C

Chassis number : 10C68

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The Ruxton, a low-production front-drive vehicle built by the New Era Automobile Company, had a fascinating and complicated history. Its use of front wheel drive allowed from a dramatically lower stance than most cars of its era, and that low stance is especially noticeable in this rare Phaeton body type. This Phaeton is one of just two known survivors of perhaps five initial production examples.

The tangled history of the Ruxton is echoed in that of the Ruxton phaeton. According to Wil Kissel, the phaeton was priced at $8,700, almost twice the price of the roadster. Recently located lawsuit records from body builder Baker-Raulang filed against Ruxton's parent company indicate that Baker-Raulang built ten complete phaeton bodies and shipped five for assembly. The other five bodies were held awaiting payment on the first, which did not occur. The company only assembled two complete phaetons. The remaining eight phaeton bodies were caught up in Ruxton's bankruptcy; due to the higher skill level required to produce a completed phaeton, the bankruptcy agent opted not to assemble any phaetons. This original Ruxton Phaeton body (568) was sold loose to well-known St. Louis-based body builder Frank J. Mueck, who placed it on an original Ruxton chassis (10C68). It is one of just two original surviving Ruxton phaeton bodies. When purchased by its current owners in 2003, the body wand and its appointments were so original that it was used to correct the second surviving car.

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No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Recent Sales of the Ruxton Model C

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 Ruxton Model C Roadster by Baker-Raulang
Chassis#: 11005
Sold for USD$747,500
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
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Ruxton Model Cs That Failed To Sell At Auction

1930 Ruxton Model C's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 RUXTON MODEL C SALOON10052016 Scottsdale, The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa $450,000$600,000

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1930 Ruxton Model C Profiles

1930 Ruxton Model C vehicle information
Sedan
Coachwork: Edward G. Budd Mfg. Co
Chassis #: 10C84
Engine #: 18S-1036
1930 Ruxton Model C vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Rauch and Lang
Chassis #: 10C65
1930 Ruxton Model C vehicle information
Phaeton
Coachwork: Rauch and Lang
Chassis #: 10C68
1930 Ruxton Model C vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Rauch and Lang
Chassis #: 1009
1930 Ruxton Model C vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Rauch and Lang
Chassis #: 11005
Engine #: 18S-162
1930 Ruxton Model C vehicle information
Sedan
Coachwork: Edward G. Budd Mfg. Co
Chassis #: 10C90
1930 Ruxton Model C vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Rauch and Lang
Chassis #: 10C72
1930 Ruxton Model C vehicle information
Sedan
Coachwork: Edward G. Budd Mfg. Co
1930 Ruxton Model C vehicle information
Roadster
Coachwork: Rauch and Lang