Saxon Model Identification Guide

The small 4-cy Saxon had four models during its five year production span (1914-1918).  The 6-cy Saxon also had four models during its five year production (1915-1919).  An entirely new large 4-cy Saxon was built in 1920. 




MODEL A (Note: Type designations are Elliott Fletcher’s)

                                  A  -- LH Drive
     A1 -- RH Drive
     A2 -- Delivery Car
     A3 -- RH drive with magneto

Type I                         Gas tank fill under one piece hood.

      First 2200 A & 10 A1 cars.

Type II                        Gas tank fill thru cowl.

                                   Cars 2200-5000 A & 10-65 A1 cars

Type III                       Gas tank fill still thru cowl

                                   running boards replace step plates.

                                   Cars 5000-5776 A & 65-200 A1.

Type IV                       Gas tank fill thru dash.

                                   After 5776 A & 200 A1 cars

Type V                        Body has curved door tops.

                                  (This is the new model B body)  

                                   After 7517 A & 483 A1 cars


MODEL B (1st)

B    L. H. drive           New body has curved door tops

                                  with wood trim & the windshield

                                  is hinged at the bottom 

B1  R. H. drive            Same body design as B

B2                               Delivery Car

                                   Body is same as the model

                                   A2 Delivery



14  L. H. drive             New body has curved door tops

                                   without wood trim & the

                                   windshield is hinged about 1/3

                                   up the windshield

15  R. H. drive             Same body design as above


MODEL B (2nd)

B5R  L. H. drive          New body has taller body, doors

                                  and larger trunk

B6R  R. H. drive         Same body design as above

B7R  R. H. drive        With magneto. Same body design

                                  as above


MODEL S                

                                  Small six cylinder touring. 

                                  Carburetor on right side of motor.

                                  Double Y intake manifold. 

                                  Quarter elliptic springs.

                                  Vertical windshield.

                                  Running boards long Aluminum  

                                  plates over splash aprons,

                                  with boards under

MODEL S2              Conventional intake manifold.

                                  Running boards wood with 

                                  battle ship grey linoleum.

MODEL S3/S4       Carburetor on left side of motor.

                                  Slanted windshield.

                                  Cantilevered Half elliptic

                                  rear springs.

MODEL Y18           Appears to be the same as the



Model 125D/G      Large four cylinder, with a boxy



 epf/ 4/23/11

Elliott Fletcher, with help from Walter Prichard, compiled these production statistics.

Saxon Passenger Car Serial Numbers by Models

From “The Horseless Age” (May 1, 1918 pg. 57)  

            & Motor Age (1912-1920 appendix pg. 286)*

4 cylinder

Year      Model        Serial No.     Number built

1914          A            100-9740         9641

1914         A1           101-321             221

1914         A2           101-519             419

1914          A3          101-300             200

1915          B        10102-15002       4901

1915          B1           351-1300          950

1915          B2           342-736            395

1916         14           101-9574        9474

1916          15          101-127              27

1917        B5R       9601-X18399    8799

1917         B6R           X1-X128        128

1917        B7R        X790-X1222      433  

            TOTAL 35588

6 cylinder

1915            S             101-4843         4743

1916          S2T         5101-19199      14099

1916          S2R           101-2100           2000

1917       S3T, S4T    19201-X40602   21402

1917          S4R          2101-X5192        3092

1917          S4S        30700-X42973    12274

1918        Y-18 T        1201-7649           6449

1918        Y-18 R          101-1030           1194

1919         Y-18T         7650-8400             751

1919         Y-18R         1031-1060             30  

TOTAL 66034

4 cylinder

1920            125D       90001-90750        750

1921            125D        90751-90860        110

1922            125G         90861-91000       140  

          TOTAL 1000 

  • The Motor Age data does not include the Saxon export models prior to 1917. Both sources have typos which required interpolation. The same problem exists with data from Branham, & National used car market reports.

How to Identify Your Saxon

Getting an exact date and model for your Saxon is a challenge. There are certain identifying characteristics of roadsters and touring cars, and some of these are shown below. There is no certainty, for example, from your registration date that your car was built, or even sold, in that year. Production numbers are not entirely clear and serial numbers, on many cars, have been lost over the years. That said, here's what to look for:

Serial Numbers:

  • On the Roadster they are stamped into the wooden frame (though through the years these numbers tend to get erased) and they appear on a metal plate below the front seat. Each engine is numbered.
  • On the Six, the serial number appears on a plate on the dash, and may also appear on a bar between the front fenders. Engines also have number plates.

If you can gain access to a contemporary parts manual, much can be learned about your car from its wiring and electrical parts, as well as details from individual parts.

The following Identification chart was recently crafted by Saxon historian and technical expert Elliott Fletcher.




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