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Old 10-04-2005, 12:13 PM
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Auburn Model 851/852 1931-1937

64 years ago, in 1935, the fabulous AUBURN Speedster--Model 851 --was introduced to the World. Originally conceived to succeed the famed DUESENBERG Model J, designer Gordon Buehrig and chief engineer August Duesenberg were commissioned to create this sports car directly by E.L. Cord, owner of the AUBURN-CORD-DUESENBERG Companies. With its impossibly long hood, pronounced boat tail and de rigueur plated, outside exhaust pipes, the Speedster's sculpted body became an instant American Icon. In fact, few automobiles qualify so clearly as symbols of wealth and success as the Boattail Speedster with its Million-Dollar look.

Not surprisingly then, the AUBURN model 851 has been featured prominently in many magazine ads and movies since its introduction in the mid-thirties. The sleek automobile pictured here co-starred with Danny deVito and Bette Midler in the Beverly Hills comedy "Ruthless People."

Fine upholstery materials and accoutrements dominate the interior. Several hides of healthy and deliriously happy cows have been vat-dyed carefully by CONNOLLY craftsmen to an elegant bisquit hue and have been lavishly used throughout the cockpit. Even the beautifully embossed and hand-stitched door panels, the inside of the rigid tonneau and the underside of the dashboard have been fashioned from this most fragrant material. Not surprisingly, quality work as seen on this fine motorcar comes at a price!
The sumptuous, easily accessible luggage and golf bag compartment has been luxuriously carpeted. For travel in inclement weather, the tan canvas convertible top, included with the car, can be stowed here, too.

Behind the polished aluminum and mahogany NARDI volant, the famous AUBURN dash with its engine-turned aluminum panels and array of classic instruments is in full view. Showing only 14.968 miles on the odometer, this rust and accident-free automobile is an absolute joy to drive. Despite its impressive dimensions--it is over 18 ft. long--maneuvering the AUBURN is effortless thanks to power steering and power disc brakes. For added convenience, the safety steering column tilts up and down.

The zenith of 1930s American Art Deco design, AUBURN'S power is provided by a 6.6 litre Pontiac big-block eight-cylinder engine, backed by a freshly rebuilt Turbo-Hydramatic TH-400 automatic transmission.
Some details: Flying Lady mascot, Bakelite shift knob, custom coach lines and cast aluminum step plate. A rakishly curved, Duvall-style windshield and dual Raydot spotlights are but two of the many exquisitely designed, original features of the AUBURN
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Old 10-04-2005, 07:53 PM
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Well if nobody else is gonna say it, I will. This car is positively stunning. Anyone who does not think this car is beautiful is probably brain-damaged.

Thanks for the pic!
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:17 PM
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i have seen one of those this year
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Well if nobody else is gonna say it, I will. This car is positively stunning. Anyone who does not think this car is beautiful is probably brain-damaged.
Or has different taste in cars.
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Old 10-05-2005, 04:07 PM
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ive seen a couple of this type. all in the city of lost heaven :P
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