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1922 Maxwell Model 25 Touring Car

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The 1922 Maxwell was launched as 'The Good Maxwell' after Walter Chrysler joined Maxwell to turn it around in 1920. He essentially took 1921 off and released the new and revised model to modernize the Maxwell after the many issues that they had with the late teens models. This Maxwell was restored in the early 2000's and then purchased at an RM Sotheby's auction shortly after. Car was driven and maintained since that restoration and the primary body(not fenders) were repainted in 2018. The car is in Chester Hunt Red which is an original Maxwell color for this model. The car has the original four cylinder engine and a Mitchell 1000 Over Drive so you can go for a nice and comfortable drive. Car was also converted to 12V and includes turn signals for safety. Overall a great driver that will be unique at any show, tour, or event that you take it to! Clean and Clear title, though it is listed as a 1920 Maxwell, which traces back to the Pennsylvania area. It was definitely titled with the wrong year at some point in history, but the serial number, features, and body match exactly to 1922. Car comes with an original manual, dealer ad book, and dealer spec book as well as documentation going back to early 2000's. I am selling as I don't use this car much and not a lot of time for it. It deserves to be with someone that will use it more and enjoy it! The price is $16,000 and it is in the Detroit area. Message, call, or text if you want more information. Kevin at 269-830-6174

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Yeah, I love that car!  I am dealing with storage issues now (lack of space to store cars).

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46 minutes ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

MrCVS should give this one a long look.  Very cool car for very reasonable money.  Overdrive to boot!

Thanks.  It is a good and fun car and I had it at the Henry Ford Old Car Festival last September.  It is not perfect, though it has a great look with the wheels and the color!  I just don't use this one anymore now that I acquired two more Coles last Winter and I personally don't like cars to just sit.  

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20 minutes ago, mrcvs said:

Yeah, I love that car!  I am dealing with storage issues now (lack of space to store cars).

 

Glad you like it. It is bigger than a Model T, but not that big! 🙂   I know what you mean about storage space.   

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Yep this car has a lot of eyeball for sure.  Is it as roadable as a Model A, Kevin?  (Don't get too excited, just sold a T due to that 5 letter "S" word.. 😀 still curious... )  

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9 minutes ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Yep this car has a lot of eyeball for sure.  Is it as roadable as a Model A, Kevin?  (Don't get too excited, just sold a T due to that 5 letter "S" word.. 😀 still curious... )  

 

Takes a lot to get me excited, so no worries 🙂   It is similar to a model A, though less power.  With the Overdrive you can cruise in the 40-45 mph range.   I have attached the spec sheet from 1922 and you can see the HP rating.  I have never had any challenges with hills or anything at all when I drove it around or to a show, you just need to know your not going to cruise over 45.  That's actually about where I cruise at with my Model A as well.  There is a bit of a different feel to it though as the Maxwell has the tall narrow tires while the Model A has the wider balloon tires.  Not really sure I would say it is worse or anything, just a different feel.  If I was going to keep the car, I would also tighten up the steering some as there is a bit of play.  Nothing crazy but needs some tuning.  

 

Also, another difference is that the Maxwell has only brakes on the rear.  They work very good, though you need to make sure you give yourself some room to stop.  At some point in the past someone put a Model A carb on it as the Maxwell Stewart carbs were notorious for having problems.  It also has an electric fuel pump on it instead of the vacuum tank.  When they restored this in the early 2000's and put the Overdrive in, they set the car up to drive and be functional.  It is bigger than a Model A which gives the driver and the passengers more room (especially in the back seat) which is nice.  Also, with this car you get into lots of conversations at the show or when you take it out as those big disc wheels and style stick out.  Also, not many Maxwell's around and you can even join the Chrysler club with it as 22 and up Maxwell's are allowed.  The hood ornament is also the early Chrysler wings.  

 

There will always be someone who brings up Jack Benny as well.

 

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1 hour ago, kfle said:

There will always be someone who brings up Jack Benny as well.

 

Haha -- I was just going to say, "Time to cue the Jack Benny jokes!"  Looks like a fantastic car at a very fair price.   Good luck with the sale.

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Nice sporting unit this Maxwell.  "The Good Maxwell" is one of my all time favourite advertising lines, a lot of honesty for Maxwell to admit that the prior examples were not good.

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Mugger, "Your money or your life!"

(Silent pause)

Mugger, "Well? What is taking so long?"

Jack Benny, "I AM THINKING IT OVER!"

 

 

Beautiful Maxwell! A good friend many years ago had a '22 Maxwell touring car. He loved it, and drove it on many tours for years.

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Definately some events here in CT area with a prewar focus this one really would be fun to bring.

 

And, none of that worry with unproven and potentially dangerious 4 wheel brakes that started to show up around that time!  😂

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I took some videos of the car running, driving, and starting if anyone wants to see them.  

 

Kevin

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a lot of honesty for Maxwell to admit that the prior examples were not good.

 

 

 

my 07 DR is a pretty sturdy machine.

 

Maxwell was in the top three early on.

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10 hours ago, mercer09 said:

a lot of honesty for Maxwell to admit that the prior examples were not good.

 

 

 

my 07 DR is a pretty sturdy machine.

 

Maxwell was in the top three early on.

Yes, that is right.  The early Maxwell stuff was great.  It was the late teens where they started to have problems.  

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Good luck with the sale, it's a great looking car and it's priced right.

My cousin owns a '24 Chrysler Model B Roadster, he's had people tell him it's really a Maxwell.  Haha.

If your car has the same driving manners as his '24 - minus the front brakes, then it is a great driving car.

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