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  1. We learned this Sunday afternoon, Oct 27, that Walter Prichard of Corvallis, Oregon, died this past Monday at age 84. Walter was a true Saxoneer, who edited the Saxon Registry for decades. He was the “go to guy” for Saxon information, parts, cars and lore. His knowledge of Saxons is nearly irreplaceable.

    It was decided that I shall take his place as the Saxon Registry editor and registrar. My contact information is available on the saxonmotorcar.com website.

    Alex Huppe

  2. The saxonmotorcars.com website is back up and running after its summer hiatus. I am still working on one section, The Marketplace, since there have been some very positive trends in the past year. Demand for Saxons appears to strengthen, especially the four cylinder models. I also welcome photos of your Saxon.

     

    This is a photo of the replica of the “golden flyer”, the car Alice Burke and Nell Richardson drove 10,000 miles around our nation in 1916, stumping for suffrage. This summer my wife and I built this from parts we found in a Connecticut basement several years ago. It will be a featured exhibit at the Seal Cove Automobile Museum on Mt. Desert Island, Maine, from 2020 to 2022. The exhibit examines the automobile and women’s independence.

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  3. As I was getting my 1931  convertible coupe ready for its winters rest, the inner ring in the center, the light switch, broke into three pieces. I see that they have been glued together before. So I either have to do a proper repair on the old pieces, or find a new switch. My guess is that these pot metal switches are darned scarce. Anyone know of a source, or could give me a tip on how to repair these pieces properly? I was told that Paul may have the molds for these? Any plans for a repop?

  4. You might find a body number on a plate on the seat platform. The plate faces forward, near the floor. If the car has its original sills, there may be a number stamped in the sills. From your description, Id say the car is a 1914. Id have to see a photo. All Saxon dashes are padded. The wire wheels, if in good condition, are valuable. The two speed transmissions are on the earlier cars, and they have a comfortable range for touring.

    sounds like a great find. Send me a PM with a phone number and we can discuss prices. I know the market for these wonderful cars pretty well.

  5. This is the kind of car that does well on Bring a Trailer, if it had its exhaust system installed. I had one exactly like this, except with a new Haartz black roof. Magnificent drivers, these are, with plenty of power, delivered smoothly to the rear wheels. They have good road feel. I used mine for local weddings...those rear suicide doors were a hit with brides...so easy to enter in a wedding gown. I sold mine for considerably more than the asking price here, and the new owner was delighted. This is a very good buy, once the exhaust is installed.

  6. Agree with Steve. I had a double spare carrier on my 1927 boat tail. In a way it looked kind of cool, but far too heavy in the rear. I took off the second spare and was much happier with the appearance, and handling, of the car. That’s a lot of weight hanging out there.

     

     

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  7. A 1914 Saxon roadster was sold at the recent Van derBrink auction for $17,500, a relatively high price for this model. It was painted tan...not an original color, but has in its favor the fact that it is an early car, with step plates and no splash guards. The four cyl.engine was converted to a Model T timer and a brass Zenith carb...not original, but certainly serviceable. It seemed like a nice original car overall. Good to see a little Saxon command such a solid price.

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  8. The saxonmotorcars.com website is down while I change servers. After four years, the site needs some revision. If anyone has any suggestions for the site, let me know. It’s purpose is just to be an information source on Saxon cars.

  9. John...worse. That 1930 sedan sat outside since about July of last year, under the Florida sun and rain. The good thing is that the top never leaked, at least not is anyway that you’d notice. But a year outside in Florida isnt good.

     

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