Russell Motor Cars: 1915-16
In its final years of automobile production, Russell scaled back further and also attempted to gain ground in the medium priced market with their "Six - 30" model.  Russell-Knight models were the four cylinder 32 and the six cylinder 48.  A Six-30 Cabriolet was introduced, advertised especially for doctors and others who require year round travel.  The cabriolet could be converted into an open car "on a moment's notice."

In 1916, the Six - 30 was renamed to as the Light Six, at a reduced price, with a few differences from the Six-30.  The Six-30 had used a Bijur starter and generator while the Light Six now used Westinghouse.  Also, 1916 ads for the Light Six indicate that it had a 224 cu. in. (3 1/4 x 4 1/2) Continental engine.   There is no documentation for the size of the engine in the Six-30, but the car shown on this page has a Continental 6N 289 cu. in. (3 1/2 x 5) engine.  It appears that the cheaper car of 1916 had a smaller engine than its predecessor.

One photo of a 1916 Russell has been found and shows a car that is visibly the same as a 1915 Six - 30, except  that the hood has no louvers and the running board splash aprons are plain.


1915-16 RUSSELL SIX - 30 SPECIFICATIONS                     
Engine:  
6 cylinder, poppet valve, water cooled, Continental
Horsepower:  
30 HP
Transmission:  
3 speed sliding gear
Wheelbase:  
121 inches
Tires:  
33 x 4
Frame:  
pressed steel
Suspension:  
front: semi-elliptic, rear: three-quarter elliptic
Colours:  

Body Styles/Prices:  
5 Pass. Touring $1750, 2 Pass. Roadster $1750
(reduced to $1475 in 1916) , Cabriolet.
Accessories:  

Known Serial Numbers:  
7017, 7037
(Registration records list 1915-16 Russells of all
 models in the 6300 - 7100 range)


1915-16 RUSSELL-KNIGHT 32 SPECIFICATIONS                     
Engine:  
4 cylinder, water cooled, Knight Sleeve Valve, 294 cu. in.
Horsepower:  
32 HP
Transmission:  
3 speed sliding gear
Wheelbase:  
120 inches
Tires:  
36 x 4.5
Frame:  
pressed steel
Suspension:  
front: semi-elliptic, rear: three-quarter elliptic
Colours:  
Royal Blue body and running gear, optional Brewster Green or deep Wine
Body Styles/Prices:  
5 Pass. Phaeton $2650, 7 Pass. Touring $2750
Berline Limousine $4000, Landaulet $3950
Accessories:  

Known Serial Numbers:  
in the 6300 - 6400 range
(Registration records list 1915-16 Russells of all
 models in the 6300 - 7100 range)


1915-16 RUSSELL-KNIGHT 48 SPECIFICATIONS                     
Engine:  
6 cylinder, water cooled, Knight Sleeve Valve
Horsepower:  
48 HP
Transmission:  
3 speed sliding gear
Wheelbase:  
140"
Tires:  
37 x 5
Frame:  
pressed steel
Suspension:  
front: semi-elliptic, rear: three-quarter elliptic
Colours:  

Body Styles/Prices:  
7 Pass. Touring $4500, Landaulet $5650, Berline Limousine $5700
Accessories:  

Known Serial Numbers:  
none
(Registration records list 1915-16 Russells of all
 models in the 6300 - 7100 range)




1915
              Russell
1915 Russell "Six - 30"

Coninental 6N
                    engine
Continental 6N engine with Zenith carburetor


1905
1906
1907
1908
1909
1910
1911
1912
1913
1914
1915-16

HOME