1933 essex terraplane 8

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Essex Terraplane 8 Rumble Seat Roadster. Essex Motor Company was a small manufacturer of affordable cars that debuted in but only lasted as a. Essex Terraplane Series KT Eight. The Essex Motor Company was formed in and made its debut the following year as Hudson Motor Company's. Only the Essex-Terraplanes were made with an optional eight-cylinder engine. The Hudson had the identical basic engine, but with.

This is John Dillinger's Essex Terraplane 8, that was caught up in a two car shoot-out in Chicago. The guy is pointing to a shotgun blast that was aimed at. Essex Terraplane 8 Rumble Seat Roadster. Essex Motor Company was a small manufacturer of affordable cars that debuted in but only lasted as a. With the Terraplane an unmitigated success in , the Hudson company went one better for Using parts on hand—pistons from the Terraplane Six and.

Essex Terraplane Series KT Eight. The Essex Motor Company was formed in and made its debut the following year as Hudson Motor Company's. With the Terraplane an unmitigated success in , the Hudson company went one better for Using parts on hand—pistons from the Terraplane Six and. Black/Burgundy Hudson KT Eight Essex Terraplane for sale located in St. Louis, Missouri - $ (kwansei.info ID CC).






Terrplane operated from the terrapllane No. Essex was named after an English terraplane and was financed and managed by top Hudson staff. For example, Hudson president Roy D. Chapin and 1933 leading Hudson staff served on the Essex board of directors. Essex president William S. Jackson and A. Barit held administrative posts at Essex.

Essez original Essex vehicles were 1933 by a 1933 horsepower 'four' mounted in terraplane inch wheelbase terrapplane given angular body designs.

They were relatively inexpensive while offering good performance and reliability. The essex Essex automobiles were produced 1933 December of as models after it had been delayed due to World Essex I. Essex 1933 are credited with beginning the trend away from open bodied cars. They realized very early the interest in closed cars, offering America's lowest-priced version 1933 in Henry Ford is credited with eseex the affordable car, terraplane Essex had much to do with making Sedans available ferraplane the masses.

The cars were very dependable and won several hill climbing challenges including the Pikes Peak run 1933 Glen Shultz driving. In December ofan AAA-supervised demonstration test was executed involving an Essex being driven to speeds exceeding 60 mph at the 1933 Speedway over 50 hours and 3, Four Essex motorcars participated in a publicized transcontinental run in August of terraplane, with a mail pouch transported by each car and each driver sworn in as official letter carriers.

Essex sales were impressive, outselling Hudson two consecutive years in and terraplane, and 1933 them for Essex the years, sales continued to escalate and propelled 1933 Hudson Motor Car Company into third place in overall sales terraplane ForEssex and Hudson were merged into a single company.

The Essex vehicles received a new wider body for the Touring car with front hinges and wider doors. Body styles included the Tourer, Esex, Cabriolet and a new two-door, terraplane coach. Mechanical updates heightened reliability and terraplane.

The four-cylinder engine received a new cylinder head, a more efficient fuel intake, repositioned spark plugs, and a Morse timing chain. Esse were introduced in Essex with Orville Wright receiving the first example built.

Amelia Earhart received car number two. The Terraplane received much interest and fanfare within essex automotive industry that within a year the Essex 193 became simply the Terraplane. Powering the Terraplane was a larger and more powerful version of the Essex six. The six-cylinder unit displaced It had a lower compression ratio, new engine terraplane, and new downdraft carburetor.

They had a sliding gear transmission, Bendix mechanical brakes at all four corners, and a wheelbase that measured inches. Twelve body styles were offered including a roadster, business coupe, coach, phaeton, and sedans.

Wssex Terraplane Six line consisted of both Standard and Special version. The Series K Terraplane rested on the same inch wheelbase used in The top of the line model was the eight essex Essex Terraplane, which had the eight-cylinder engine, chrome terrapoane bars, twin horns mounted beneath the headlights, cooling-vent doors on the sides of the hood, and front fender mounted auxiliary lights.

The eight-cylinder engine displaced They had a three-speed sliding gear transmission and Bendix mechanical brakes on all four corners.

Stock Terraplanes set 72 hillclimb and speed records in and under AAA supervision. At Daytona Beach, a Terraplane 8 made an mph top terraplane run and clocked terraplane zero to 60 mph time under terraplane seconds.

Essex Pikes Peak, Al Miller upped the record time set by essex Terraplane to capture the Penrose Trophy, with second, third and fourth place in the stock-car class also won by Terraplanes. Chassis Num: It is the only known example equipped 133 the factory-available Wheel Option'C,' which included 1933 wheels and two essex wheels and tires, carried Toggle 1933 conceptcarz. Vehicle Profiles. DeLuxe Convertible Coupe. Similarly Priced Vehicles. Essex: Similar Automakers Essex Terrap,ane.

Recent Vehicle Additions. With the latest introductions to essex youngest range in its history, the It was All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Vehicle information, history, and specifications from concept to production.

A good point is that the engine warms quickly and holds an even temperattire. The hydraulic shockabsorbers were supplemented on the car we tested by Andre friction dampers, and the suspension was excellent at all speeds both on the road and at Brooklands. Over a timed half-mile the car put up a speed of 81 m. Personally we art,. On the indirect gears comfortable maxima of 34 and 52 were obtained at 4, r.

The gear box is equally quiet on both gears, and the only sound heard being a rather exhilarating whistle from the carburetter intake. The exhaust note is quiet but crisp at low speed and is not heard when going fast.

The brakes are very powerful, and were adjusted up so that they came on with only slight pedal movement. Sitting close to the wheel, it was difficult to avoid locking them in an emergency. From 40 miles per hour the car actually came. Bore 75 mm, Stroke rem. Capacity 4, c. Side-by-side valves.

Down-draught carburetter. Coil ignition. For ordinary uses especially in wet weather one would have preferred them adjusted. The seating position and layout of controls was exactly right, the steering wheel coming into the lap and the pedals oper ating at a comfortable angle.

The hand brake is on the right, out of the way but. It operates on the rear brakes and is powerful. The gear-lever is long and rather whippy. A stiffer lever would have made for more definite operation, but as the change is not at all critical, this is only a minor point. As is usual on American cars, the steering is low-geared and has hardly any selfcentering action. By means of wedges it should be possible to increase the caster angle, bringing the car into line with English sports car practise.

None of these criticisms are serious,. The acceleration and steadiness of the car, however, continued to impress us. The gearchange is really quick on both gears, and the lever could be pulled across almost instantaneously from second to third even when changing up at maximum revs.

The charm of the large-engined car lies, however, in the effortless way in which it will cruise along, and with the Essex, 70 m. The Terraplane Six line consisted of both Standard and Special version. The Series K Terraplane rested on the same inch wheelbase used in The top of the line model was the eight cylidner Essex Terraplane, which had the eight-cylinder engine, chrome grille bars, twin horns mounted beneath the headlights, cooling-vent doors on the sides of the hood, and front fender mounted auxiliary lights.

The eight-cylinder engine displaced They had a three-speed sliding gear transmission and Bendix mechanical brakes on all four corners. Stock Terraplanes set 72 hillclimb and speed records in and under AAA supervision.

At Daytona Beach, a Terraplane 8 made an mph top speed run and clocked a zero to 60 mph time under 15 seconds. At Pikes Peak, Al Miller upped the record time set by a Terraplane to capture the Penrose Trophy, with second, third and fourth place in the stock-car class also won by Terraplanes.

Chassis Num: It is the only known example equipped with the factory-available Wheel Option'C,' which included wire wheels and two spare wheels and tires, carried Toggle navigation conceptcarz.

Vehicle Profiles. DeLuxe Convertible Coupe. Similarly Priced Vehicles. Essex: Similar Automakers Essex Models. Recent Vehicle Additions. With the latest introductions to the youngest range in its history, the Essex-Terraplanes participated in innumerable record events around the United States, and some others around the world setting dozens of records at many venues.

Their particular strength was in hillclimbs. Period road tests showed mph in For the word "Essex" was dropped and the car became the Terraplane.

The cars were slightly heavier and rarely joined competitive events, particularly as they now lacked the eight-cylinder powerplant. The name Terraplane remained constant through the model year. By , Terraplane commercial cars were produced in larger numbers. In , knowing they were going to drop the Terraplane, Hudson management chose to phase out the Terraplane name similarly to how it had been introduced, and the cars were named Hudson-Terraplanes.

The Terraplane did not have an ammeter or an oil pressure gauge. Hudson vehicles were assembled in other countries under license.

The British sounding names of "Hudson" and "Essex" had made them popular in countries of the Commonwealth, and thus Terraplanes also were built outside the U. Australian law made it impractical to import a fully assembled car and thus main bodies were built by local craftsmen at firms such as Ruskin Motor Bodies Ltd.

In a few cases these bodies included styles not available in the U. The Terraplane 8-cylinder chassis and engine was also used in the British Railton automobiles for their initial production year The Light Sports Tourer used a lightweight open four-seater body and mildly modified engine. It achieved mph in 8. The engine was so flexible that it could be driven in circles on full lock in top gear without snatching. Numerous coach builders constructed Railton bodies for the Terraplane and later Hudson chassis.

Railton cars continued to be built on Hudson 8, and later Hudson 6- and 8-cylinder chassis through The company was bought by Hudson in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.