Model: Model 8-82
Style: White Prince Roadster
Serial No: 11f82
Engine Size: 269 cid
Engine Cylinders: I-8
Engine BHP: 88 BHP
Transmission: Manual 3-Speed
- This vehicle carries the coat of arms of the Prince of Wales; Buckingham Palace objected and threatened lawsuit.
- Rumble-seat roadster.
- Manufactured by Moon Motor Co. which went out of business in 1930.
- Price new: $1,485.
At one time, Bill Harrah owned this vehicle as a parts car for the Windsor roadster that he had on display. After Harrah removed the parts that they needed, they sold the car in about the early 1970's to Bud Ledder in Oregon. He did the best resoration that he could, in view of the fact that he was unable to find some of the parts that were missing (due to Harrah's parts scavenging) and shortly later sold the car to Tony Costa of Westwood, CA. Costa did not keep the car long before selling it to Delbert Pantel of Chico, CA. In August of 1975 he sold it to David McCready of Hillsboro, OR. McCready traded the car to Clayton Stone of Monmouth, OR in January of 1981 who only kept it for a year before placing it in one of his auctions in January of 1982, and Harold LeMay acquired it for the LeMay Collection.
1981 LeMay Car Show Feature Car
The J. W. Moon Buggy company was founded in 1894. The St. Louis based Moon Company began production of automobiles in 1905 and continued through 1930.
Moon's first car was designed by Louis Moorers, the man behind the designs of Peerless. The Moon's were high quality automobiles with a European style. They were aimed at the wealthier crowd, even though they didn't have an eight cylinder engine available until 1928.