The F.B. Stearns Company, located in Cleveland, Ohio, gained a reputation for manufacturing exceptionally large and powerful automobiles of exceptional quality. Their Stearns-Knight models, introduced in 1913, were particularly memorable due to their smooth and quiet Knight sleeve-valve engine.
The first six-cylinder Stearns-Knight model, boasting a rating of 44 hp according to the standards of the time (equivalent to around 100 modern bhp), featured a four-speed manual transmission and a 140-inch-wheelbase chassis. As a result, it became one of the most impressive American cars of its time, renowned for its imposing presence and remarkable speed, capable of reaching 70 mph.
Source: RM Sotheby’s