Friday, April 21, 2017

Auburn "Boattail" Speedster

Auburn was a brand name of American automobiles produced from 1900 through 1937. In 1926 Auburn partnered with Duesenberg Corporation, famous for its racing cars, and used it as the launching platform for a line of high-priced luxury vehicles, the Duesenberg Model J. In 1937, production of Auburns, along with that of Cords and Duesenbergs, ended.
The Auburn Speedster (1935–37), and the Cord 810/812 (1936–37) became famous for their advanced engineering as well as their striking appearance. The Auburn Boattail Speedster was powered by a 4.6L straight eight that, with the popular supercharger option (150 hp), could top 100 mph (160 km/h). The Depression, coupled with Cord's stock manipulations, spelled the end of the company and production ceased in 1937.
Boattail Auburns are some of the most beautiful cars ever made, but they were some of the fastest as well. At a time when Cadillac was competing directly with Rolls-Royce and its most powerful engine managed 90 horses, the Auburn put out 115 and topped 100mph.

$725,000 - $875,000
851 Boattail Speedsters were made and today reproductions are very popular.