1931 Auburn 898A Cabriolet

1931 Other Makes Auburn 898A Cabriolet

Make: Other Makes
Model: Auburn 898A Cabriolet
Trim: Custom
Year: 1931
Mileage: 500
VIN: 1931
Drive type: 2-wheel
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Austin, Texas, United States
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1931 Auburn 898A Auburn Automobile HistoryAuburn was a stylish domestic automobile produced from 1900 to 1936. IT grew out of the Eckhart Carriage Company. founded in Auburn. Indiana in 1875 by Charles Eckhart. Eckhart's sons. Frank and Morris. began making automobiles on an experimental basis before entering the business. In 1919. the Eckhart brothers sold out to a group of Chicago investors. The new owners revived the business but failed to realize the profits that they hoped for. In 1924. they approached Errett Lobban Cord (EL Cord). 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. The Chicago group accepted. Cord aggressively marketed the company's unsold inventory and completed his buyout before the end of 1925. In 1926. he purchased 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 L-29 Cord. Employing imaginative designers such as Alan Leamy and Gordon Buehrig. Cord built cars that became famous for their advanced engineering as well as their striking appearances. The company's art deco headquarters in Auburn now houses the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. It was made a National Historic Landmark in 2005. The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club holds an Annual Renuion every Labor Day at Auburn Indiana. and this has become one of the premier gatherings of collector cars and enthusiasts in the Country. (intro courtesy of SignificantCars. com) 1931 Auburn 898A Cabriolet This striking example is of one of Auburn’s rarest body styles. with less than 100 known to exist today. This car has resided with its 2 owners in CA since 1953. The car received a high-level restoration in the mid-80s with the top and upholstery re-commissioned in 1990. An original car with an unblemished history. The car runs and drives well. The cosmetics of the car are very strong (only item not original is the tail lamp. The paint is very presentable with no visible cracking. The top and seats are also in very good condition. The chrome has some crazing but still retains a good amount of shine. Presentable enough for use as a tour car with CCCA or for the growing Preservation Classes at Concours Events (the car has not been shown in 61 years) - the car does retain all its correct original features and is complete. so would be an excellent candidate for a Concours Restoration. Limousine Body Company Tag (passenger side): L27 2166Body (Auburn Tag. passenger side. next to Limousine Body Company tag): 898A18720FLycoming Engine Number: GU71111 Note: The period license plates and winged-man hood ornament (standard cap will be provided will not be transferred with the car) The tires & tubes are brand new (I have the 5th spare as well. not shown in pic). Also included will be the front lower splash fork and crank hole cover Non-refundable amount of $3. 00 due within 24 hrs. for the winning bidder. Buyer responsible for coordinating transport and shipping.