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Falcon-Knight

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Falcon-Knight was an American automobile manufacturer established in 1927 in Detroit, Michigan, by John B. Goodman. The brand was envisioned as a subsidiary of Willys-Overland, aiming to bridge the gap between the company’s low-priced Whippet and the more upscale Willys-Knight vehicles. Falcon-Knight’s launch was marked by its inaugural model, the Model 10 sedan, which featured a six-cylinder sleeve-valve engine, a unique choice that emphasized smooth operation and reduced mechanical noise, embodying the era’s pursuit of refinement and innovation.

Despite its promising start and the quality of its vehicles, Falcon-Knight struggled to find its footing in a competitive market dominated by well-established brands. The economic pressures of the late 1920s further complicated its position, leading to its brief lifespan. Production ceased in 1929, making it a short-lived venture with approximately 4,500 cars produced.

Today, Falcon-Knight’s legacy is a tale of ambition and brief success, remembered by classic car enthusiasts for its engineering uniqueness and the elegant design of its few models. While it may not have achieved lasting success, Falcon-Knight remains a fascinating footnote in automotive history, exemplifying the challenges of car manufacturing during America’s early automotive boom.

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