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Maxwell 12

The Maxwell-Briscoe Company from New York decided to enter the 1906 Vanderbilt Cup by building two cars, one with eight cylinders and the other with twelve. The latter employed and engine of boxer layout with radiators attatched to the cylinder head and extending upwards. The car did not employ a water pump or a flywheel. Drive was made through a multiple disc clutch, 2 speed transmission and onto a bevel gear in the rear axle. Unfortunately, it didn’t quite make it to the Elimination Trial while the eight cylinder car was involved in an accident prior to the race.

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