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Old 12-25-2017, 10:57:32 PM
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I just thought I'd share a couple photos of my old Maxwell. It's a '08 LC Tourabout. It's got a 14 hp two-cylinder opposed engine, with a two-speed planetary transmission. The car will cruise all day long at 26 mph, and has a top speed of 39 mph.

The Maxwell-Briscoe Automobile Company made cars from 1905-1912, then went into receivership after overextending themselves by buying up other automakers. The eventually eventually evolvei into the Chyrsler Corporation.
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Maxwell had at least one selling agent here in the UK , I remember see a old letter head from our local Ironmonger and farm supplier stating they are Agents for Maxwell Cars.

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That's not too surprising, for a period of time before Ford got so big, Maxwell-Briscoe was the World's fourth largest automobile manufacturer. Then, Ford came out with the N, R, and S models, setting the stage for the Model T. The NRS cars were faster and more reliable than anything else in their price range. The helped Ford grow so fast that the other manufacturers couldn't keep up.
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Modeltmedic - on the Maxwell, there is a semi circular panel on the front of the "box" the seat rests on. What's it for? Just curious. Car looks great!
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That's an access door that opens to a small storage area. I keep my tire irons,a spare tube, a couple of rags, and a quart of oil in there.

I enjoy the overall patina of this well-preserved car. I'm always driving on dirt roads, so it's easy to keep a fresh coat of dust on it.
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"keep a fresh coat of dust on it"

I bet all the "trailer queen" car owners just fainted.
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