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Good Condition 1919 Maxwell 25 For Sale

Anyone looking for a Maxwell will surely know the history of this marque and this model which, when the Maxwell company folded, it was bought by Mr Chrysler when he embarked on the car manufacturing business. The full story is on Wikipedia:


This Maxwell five seater touring car is for sale and came into my possession five years ago and was an unfinished project car and I have spent many thousands bringing her into her current good condition. The previous owner imported the car from France where it was first registered and it had also been a museum exhibit in a French motor museum before going back on the road in France and then over to the UK.

She will easily do long trips - I have taken her from London to different shows and a couple of trips to Bournemouth and back when she didn't miss a beat and coming back I ventured onto the M3 and managed 49mph on the flat. The original when new speed was documented as 55mph... but to be honest with a car of this age and brakes only on the back wheels ... I wouldn't want her to go any faster.

I am selling as I am moving abroad and hope that a new owner will see the potential in this car.... I certainly have enjoyed the last five years and tinkering around with everything and driving her too. Also used her for a week as my daily car when my other car was being repaired.... so she is good for the shopping etc.

Here is the list of things I had to put right:

1. Complete re - wiring with antique style cable... this was the single most expensive thing to do at a cost of £1200
2. New wheel bearings at the front.
3. Re-manufactured half shafts.
4. Back axle re-bulit
5. Gearbox re-built (it had not been put together properly by whoever assembled it last time
6.Clutch re-built - the cone clutch springs were of the wrong type and the whole clutch assembly had to be re-built as a result.
7. Electric horn replaced - was not present.
8. Brakes removed and reassembled after cleaning


Some points that need addressing:

1. The speedo cable supplied was the wrong length but with correct fittings - this needs to be lengthened by about 6 inches.

2. The car has a "Dynastart" combined starter/ generator. The starting side works perfectly but the generator produces only very low amps if anything at all. To overcome this I have replaced the 60ah battery with a 105ah battery which will allow you to do a few long trips - I leave the battery on trickle charge whilst in the garage.

3. The folding roof has been repaired many times and it seems that it is a design fault where the metal tubing stops and continues with bentwood.... It can be repaired but bearing in mind that it is unlikely to be needed it can be left as is.


All I can say is that this is a great sturdy car with a beast of a 3 litre engine and runs very well.

Please - no offers without seeing the car first.

Serious potential buyers only as the car needs to go to a good home




Price £26950 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Maxwell
Model 25
Year 1919
Mileage 50,000 miles
Country UK
Region Yorkshire
Town Bradford
Telephone 07476 405212
Status Private
E-mail
Date 15-May-2019
Ref C1111905
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