Saxon (automobile)

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Saxon Motor Car Company
Fate Ceased production in 1923.
Successor Saxon-Duplex (1921-1923)
Headquarters Detroit, Michigan; later Ypsilanti, Michigan, United States
Products Automobiles
1916 Saxon advertisement
1917 Saxon Six

The Saxon was an automobile produced by the Saxon Motor Car Company, from 1913 to 1923. The company was based in Detroit and then Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Originally, in 1913, Saxon offered a small two seat roadster, that featured either a 2- or 3-speed rear axle gearbox, priced at $395.00.[1] It had headlights, as an extra option. In 1915, electric lighting was standard.

Also available in 1915 was the Saxon Six, a five-passenger tourer, with a 30-35 hp (22-26 kW) six, electric starter and headlights, on a 112 in (2845 mm) wheelbase and 32×3½-inch (81×8.9 cm) wheels, all for US$785.[2]

In its peak year of 1916, 27,800 Saxons were produced. After 1921, later models were known as the Saxon-Duplex. The last Saxon cars were sold in 1923.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.205.
  2. ^ Clymer, p.154.


  • The New Encyclopedia of Automobiles, 1885 To The Present
  • Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925. New York: Bonanza Books, 1950.

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