Manufacturer: Falcon Motor Corporation, Detroit, Michigan – U.S.A. / Willys-Overland Company, Toledo, Ohio – U.S.A.
Type: Model 12 Tourer
Engine: 2580cc straight-6 (Knight sleeve valve engine)
Power: 46 bhp / 2.800 rpm
Speed: 95 km/h
Production time: 1928 – 1929
Production outlet: 6,423
Curb weight: 1379 kg
– The Falcon-Knight cars were produced between 1927 and March 1929 after which the plant made truck parts. Willys-Overland (Ohio) was the owner, but Falcon-Knight was official headquartered in Detroit.
– The cars were built in Willys-Overlands former Garford Truck
plant at Elyria (Ohio)..
– The Knight in Falcon Knight refers to the sleeve-valve engine designed by Charles Yale Knight.
– This sleeve valve engine was patented by Knight and used twin alternating sliding sleeves.
– The higher oil consumption was heavily outweighed by the quietness of running and the very high mileages without servicing. Early poppet-valve systems required decarbonization at very … Read More