1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U

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1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE

Sold for DKK 2,242,500 (US$ 353,177) inc. premium
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE

Chassis no. 1091F
Engine no. BB2576U

391.6 cid Flathead Lycoming 45 Degree V-12 Engine
160 bhp at 3,400 rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission with Overdrive
4-Wheel Leaf Spring Suspension, Dual Ratio Rear Axle
4-Wheel Vacuum Assisted Hydraulic Drum Brakes


*Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club Certified Category I car
*Very Desirable V-12 Power
*Elegant Salon Convertible coachwork
*Beautifully restored example
*2008 ACD Festival Artwork Cover Car



THE AUBURN AUTOMOBILE CO

In 1924, the Auburn Automobile Company was on the brink of bankruptcy. The Chicago banking investors who controlled the brand asked E.L. Cord to run the company. He asked for, and was given, total control of the company, in addition to 20% of the profits and the option to purchase the brand as soon as it broke even. Given the state of the company, the bankers were forced to accept his offer. The 1929 crash affected Auburn and sales ebbed in 1930.

In 1931, sales more than doubled and profits again reached 1929's record levels. This was due to the brilliant Alan Leamy who redesigned the entire Auburn line for 1931. Using some of the cues from the low-slung Murphy-inspired Cord, he applied them to dramatic effect on the taller Auburn chassis.

Auburn hoped for a repeat of previous successes, but that was not to be. The hefty profit of 1931 fell by 97 per cent, and 1933 was worse: just 6,000 cars were sold. 1934 was poorer still, with barely 4,000 produced. 1935, was the last year of the magnificent Twelve.


THE MOTOR CAR OFFERED

Auburn introduced a new top of the line Salon Series for 1933, which was continued in 1934. Extra amenities included additional chrome mouldings on the edge of the fenders, an exclusive radiator design, a unique cowl as well as special front and rear blade bumpers. Interiors were fitted with finer appointments and comfort was increased with plush seats and a dashboard with the classic round instruments beautifully arranged against an art deco metal panel.

Five body styles were offered, with the Salon Cabriolet being one of the most attractive. The exquisitely balanced lines first created by Murphy & Co. in Pasadena in 1929 for the legendary Duesenberg Model J chassis, filtered onto the Auburn chassis, guided by Alan Leamy's sure hand, and the proportions are nothing less than perfect.

1091F has been professionally restored to a high level, and is fitted with dual side-mounts, a fold-down rumble seat, a restored travel trunk mounted on the rear rack and a pair of the desirable Pilot Ray driving lights that pivot. The fit and finish of the gleaming black and silver bodywork is outstanding. The brightwork is excellent, as is the condition of the pleated leather upholstery and the tight-fitting black canvas top.

An important consideration for the buyer is that this car has been thoroughly inspected by officials of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club who have classified 1091F as an ACD Category #1 car. This confirms that the engine, chassis, and body have been together since the car was assembled in 1934. In addition, 1091 F was selected as the model-car for the Auburn Twelve celebration at the ACD Festival in Auburn, Indiana in 2008.

This 1934 Salon Cabriolet is in every way a striking yet subtle automobile that will do any owner proud. 1934 marked the low-point of the Depression, and it is believed that less than a half dozen of these Cabriolets were produced that year, so 1091F is also a very rare car, sure to please the crowds wherever it may be shown.


BILEN DER TILBYDES

Denne udsøgte cabriolet fra 1934 er en Salon Series – det vil sige Auburns top model. Karosseriet var tegnet af Alan Leamy, og bygget af Auburn. Stilistisk og proportionsmæssigt er det meget lig de meget smukke Murphy & Co karosserier som blev monteret på det legendariske Duesenberg Model J chassis.

Chassis 1091F er blevet professionelt restaureret på et højt niveau og er udstyret med en del tilbehør fra perioden, blandt andet reservehjul monterede i forskærmene på begge sider, svigermorsæde, rejsekuffert og de eftertragtede Pilot Ray kørelys som drejer med forhjulene.

En meget væsentlig detalje omkring chassis 1091F er, at bilen er blevet grundigt og omhyggeligt inspiceret af Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club i USA, som har klassificeret den som en såkaldt ACD Category #1 car. Det bekræfter, at motor, chassis og karosseri har altid været sammen siden bilen blev samlet af Auburn i 1934. Bilen har desuden vundet priser på ACD Festival i Auburn, Indiana. Denne markante, og dog smagfuldt elegante Auburn er yderst sjælden. Det formodes, at færre end seks af disse cabrioleter blev produceret i 1934.

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1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
1934 AUBURN 12-165 SALON CONVERTIBLE  Chassis no. 1091F Engine no. BB2576U
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