1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster Roadster Original Car Inline 8cyl. 3 speed TRADES

1936 Other Makes Other 1936 Auburn Boattail Roadster

Make: Other Makes
Model: Other
SubModel: 1936 Auburn Boattail Roadster
Type: Convertible
Doors: 2
Year: 1936
Mileage: 41,685
VIN: 35263E
Color: Pink
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Pink
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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1936 Auburn Boattail Roadster Speedster Roadster Original Car Inline 8cyl. 3 speed 1936 Auburn Boattail Roadster Speedster Roadster This car is 90% original Auburn speedster chassis. drivetrain engine and transmission. grille. nose. hood. original dashboard and dashboard instruments and seats. The rear portion of the body from the cowl back was replaced with a fiberglass reproduction. -This vin 35263 was originally a Cabriolet out of N. J. Auburn claimed that each of the supercharged Speedsters was road tested at speeds in excess of 100 mph before delivery. A plaque affixed to the dashboard of each car attested to the speed at which it had supposedly been driven. each label bearing the signature of either Wade Morton or "Ab" Jenkins. The truth of the matter appears to be that. although all of the Speedsters were doubtless capable of topping 100 mph. no more than one car in five was actually tested. The third-generation Speedster was carried over unchanged into 1936. It compiled something like 70 speed records over the two-year period of its production. a remarkable performance for a $2. 45 automobile. Buehrig estimated that approximately 600 of these formidable machines were built. though Auburn historians now put the number at about 180. This Beautiful Auburn has the correct frame / Chassis and grill. It does however have a Fiberglass body from the firewall back and everything else is original. It is a (2) Two owner car within the same family and the car runs great with all gauges working and operational. VIDEO OF INTERIOR AND EXTERIOR WITH CAR RUNNING ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Auburn Automobile Histroy Auburn was a brand name of American automobiles produced from 1900 through 1936 Corporate history The Auburn Automobile Company grew out of the Eckhart Carriage Company. founded in Auburn. Indiana in 1874 by Charles Eckhart (1841-1915). [1] Eckhart's sons. Frank and Morris. experimented making automobiles before entering the business in earnest. absorbing two other local carmakers and moving into a larger plant in 1909. The enterprise was modestly successful until materials shortages during World War I forced the plant to close. In 1919. the Eckhart brothers sold the company to a group of Chicago investors headed by Ralph Austin Bard. who later served as Assistant Secretary of the Navy for President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and as Undersecretary of the Navy for President Roosevelt and for President Harry S. Truman. The new owners revived the business but failed to realize their anticipated profits and in 1924. approached Errett Lobban Cord (1894-1974). a highly successful automobile salesman. with an offer to run the company. Cord countered with an offer to take over completely in what amounted to a leveraged buyout and the Chicago group accepted. Cord aggressively marketed the company's unsold inventory and completed his buyout before the end of 1925. But styling and engineering failed to overcome the fact that Cord's vehicles were too expensive for the Depression-era market and Cord's stock manipulations that would force him to give up control of his car companies. Under injunction from the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission to refrain from further violations. Cord sold his shares in his automobile holding company. In 1937. production of Auburns. along with that of Cords and Duesenbergs. ended. Models The 1904 Auburn was a touring car model. Equipped with a tonneau. it could seat two or four passengers and sold for US$1000. The flat-mounted single-cylinder engine. situated at the center of the car. produced 10 hp (7. 5 kW). A two-speed planetary transmission was fitted. The angle-steel-framed car weighed 1. 00 lb (680 kg) and used half-elliptic springs. In 1926. Cord. now the owner of 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. He also put his own name on a front-wheel-drive car. the Cord. later referred to as "L-29". Employing imaginative designers such as Alan Leamy - chief designer of the 1933 Auburn Speedster. and Gordon Buehrig. who modified leftover bodies to produce the 1935 851 Speedster and modified the four-door. Cord built cars such as the Duesenberg Model J (1928-37). the Auburn Speedster (1935-7). and the Cord 810/812 (1936-7) that 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) making it a popular model in the Hollywood market. The Depression. coupled with Cord's stock manipulations. spelled the end of the company and production ceased in 1937. The company's art deco headquarters in Auburn now houses the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum and became a National Historic Landmark in 2005. The Auburn Automobile Company also had a manufacturing plant in Connersville. Indiana. formerly owned by the Lexington Motor Company. WE DO REQUIRE A $500 DEPOSIT VIA CREDIT CARD OR CASH IN PERSON WITHIN 24 HOURS AUCTION OR LISTING CLOSE. WE DO NOT ACCEPT PAYPAL.