1903 Knox

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  • Owner: Richard C. Paine, Jr. Automobile Charitable Trust
  • Manufacturer: Knox Automobile Company (Springfield, Massachusetts ,1900-1914)
  • Model: C
  • Bodystyle: Runabout
  • Cost New: $1200
  • Engine: One-cylinder air cooled
  • Horsepower: 8
  • Transmission: Planetary
  • Wheelbase: 72
  • Brakes: Mechanical on transmission
  • Suspension: Longitudinal leaf springs
  • Additional info: These cars were known as the Knox Waterless, or more familiarly as the “Old Porcupine,” from the fact that air cooling was by means of 2-inch pins screwed into cylinder jackets instead of the more common pins. The company slogan was “the Car That Never Drinks.”