1924 Essex Coach Sedan

Summary

Until the 1920s, most cars lacked permanent roofs. They were "open" to the elements, noise, and dirt. People bought them only because they were cheaper than closed cars. When the 1922 Essex Coach came along -- closed, and costing just a little more than an open car -- people snapped it up. This 1924 model cost even less -- truly a car for all seasons.

Until the 1920s, most cars lacked permanent roofs. They were "open" to the elements, noise, and dirt. People bought them only because they were cheaper than closed cars. When the 1922 Essex Coach came along -- closed, and costing just a little more than an open car -- people snapped it up. This 1924 model cost even less -- truly a car for all seasons.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1924

Driving America
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in Driving America

Object ID

83.120.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel
Metal
Cloth
Glass (Material)

Color

Dark blue
Gray (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 71.5 in

Width: 64 in

Length: 162.5 in

Wheelbase: 110.5 in

Weight: 2305 lbs

Inscriptions

Radiator cap: MOTOMETER Headlights: ESSEX / MOTOR / CARS / SPREADLIGHT Plaque above radiator: ESSEX / MOTORS / DETROIT / USA Running boards: ALLEN / CUSHION / STEP / CUSHION PEDAL CO., L.A. CAL.

Specifications

Make & Model: 1924 Essex Coach sedan

Maker: Hudson Motor Car Company, Detroit, Michigan

Engine: inline-6, L-head valves, 130 cubic inches

Transmission: 3-speed manual

Height: 71.5 inches

Wheelbase: 110.5 inches

Width: 64 inches

Overall length: 156.5 inches

Weight: 2305 pounds

Horsepower: 35

Pounds per horsepower: 65.9

Price: $975

Average 1924 wage: $1,303 per year

Time you'd work to buy this car: about 8-1/2 months

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