2018 Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction
Lot
29

1927 Stearns Knight G8 Series Sedan

$34,000

Sold

Specifications

Engine Eight-cylinder sleeve valve
Gearbox Three-speed Manual
Body Work Sedan
Colour Burgundy
Interior Brown / Black
Trim Corduroy
Wheels Wooden spoke
Brakes Drums /drums

Description

This lot is no longer available

Stearns-Knight was an American luxury automobile produced in Cleveland, Ohio first by the F.B. Stearns Company from 1900 to 1925, and then under ownership by WillysOverland Company of Toledo, Ohio until 1929.
Frank Ballou Stearns left school at age 14 in 1893 in his freshman year at the Case School of Applied Science. Sterns became the first American automobile to use the sleeve valve Knight Engine in its vehicles in 1911. The company was sold in 1925 to John North Willys who maintained it as a non-integrated affiliate of WillysOverland.
Production of the Stearns-Knight ended on December 20, 1929.