- Maxwell in business 1904 to 1925.
- Production moved from Tarrytown, New Jersey to New Castle, Indiana in 1907.
- Maxwell was third in sales in 1909.
- Price new: $600.
Maxwell’s were manufactured by the Maxwell-Briscoe Company of Tarrytown, New York from 1904 to 1925. Then in 1925 Walter Chrysler stepped in and took over Maxwell, renaming it Chrysler Corporation.
The AA Runabout was a light weight, economical car. Maxwell advertised that, because of the car's light weight, a set of tires would easily last 7,000 miles while getting over 30 mpg. The slogan “Maxwell-Perfectly Simple, Simply Perfect” was prominently displayed along with the logo on the top of much of its promotional literature.
The AA Runabout produced 12 hp, cost $600 new and was advertised as “the car the World has waited for”.
The Maxwell is probably best known as Jack Benny’s car as featured on his radio program.
A 1909 Maxwell DA became the first car driven across the United States by a woman when Alice Ramsey completed her journey from New York to San Francisco on a highly publicized challenge by Maxwell to help entice more women to become drivers.
Serial No: 5026
Engine Cylinders: I-2
Engine BHP: 12 BHP