I have a weakness for Boattail cars. this 1929 Essex speedster, is pretty damn cool.
1929 Essex boattail roadster, speedster, one of five built as prototype in 1929 to show that Essex was prepared to compete with Auburn, Packard, Pierce Arrow and other higher line car builders in the sports car market.
Claimed to have a top speed of 85 MPH.
Body was built by Biddle and Smart, aluminum body with rumble seat.
I think Hudson / Essex referred to this model as a three passenger roadster.
Most of the information you can find on this car will tell you there are only three of the original five left in existence.
This car was traded in on a new Packard in 1955, a used car dealer bought the car and kept it in his possesion until the early part of this century.
Because it was owned by a dealer who used it on a dealers plate through the 50′s 60′s and early 70′s there was no registration records available.
This car has not been registered since 1955 when it was traded in as a used vehicle.
This creates a problem for some because Maine did not issue titles until 1975 so this car is sold with a bill of sale only.
Sorry to anyone who has a problem with this but I cannot produce something that did not exist.
I have owned this car for a few years and did yard drive it when I bought it.
I had to clean the carb.
and points but did drive around the yard but not down the road.
Having been kept as a toy by the dealer since 1955 and not being driven on the road since the early 70′s this is basically a barn find.
I think this is possibly the only unrestored 1929 Essex boattail available.
It still has the airplane radiator cap that looks like Spirit of St.
Louis or Amelia Earhart’s airplane?? Transportation is the obligation of buyer, can store for 60 days from auction end, longer term can be arranged.
We can help load on trailer or truck.