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1927 Moon Motor Car – Andrew Small

Andrew Small was gifted this 1927 Moon Motor Car. Never heard of the Moon Motor Car? Well, here is a quick history.

The company was founded by carriage maker Joseph W. Moon. From 1905 to 1930, Moon Motor Car Company was located in St. Louis, Missouri.

Among the buying public, they had a reputation for fully assembled, easily affordable mid-level cars using high-quality parts.

Unfortunately, this meant the process required more human interaction, less machine interaction, which often led to operating losses.

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What type of vehicle is this?: Car

Make, Model, Year of Project

MOON, 6-60, 1927

What stage is this in?

Somewhere between complete and not sure if it will ever get finished

When did you purchase it and for how much?

The car was given to me in 2018

Why did you choose this vehicle?

This car has been in my family since 1930

What sort of condition was it in when you started the project, what was wrong with it, etc.

Fully restored in 1980’s, however, it still requires some minor work.

What, specifically have you done, or had done to it?

Restored aging wooden steering wheel. Replaced Ignition coil, spark plugs, ignition cables and distributor.

Any stories regarding this project?

This car was purchased new in 1928 by a department store manager in Sydney, Australia.

It was original a 4 door sedan.

He sold it in 1930 to my great grandfather.

My grandfather chopped the rear end, and turned it into a work-Ute for use on his orchard after his return to Australia from WW2.

It was deflected for some time, until my uncle took ownership, and restored it to a 2 door coupe in the late 70’s, early 80’s.

My uncle gifted the car to me in 2018, and I have been conducting minor restoration ever since.


Check out the pictures below, make sure to click on the picture to see the full version.


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