1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A

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1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON

Sold for DKK 1,667,500 (US$ 235,876) inc. premium
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON

Chassis no. 1094H
Engine no. BB2045A

391 cid Flathead Lycoming 45 Degree V-12 Engine
Single Zenith-Stromberg Carburettor
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


*Elegant Murphy coachbuilder-inspired design
*V-12 power with dual-ratio real axle
*Most sought-after year for 12-cylinder Auburns
*Great value for a large multi-cylinder classic
*Tasteful colour combination on a good restoration



THE AUBURN TWELVE

After Erret Lobban Cord took over the troubled Auburn company in the mid-1920s, he quickly proceeded to get things back on track. The culmination of the rebirth of Auburn was the introduction of a brand new V-12 that was released in the last few months of 1931. It was an eye-opener, as the 12-160 was technically on par with offerings from the luxury makers, while carrying a radically reduced price of USD 975.

In 1933, the 12-165 was introduced which would be the most prestigious model produced by Auburn. The result was a stylish motor car in the mid-price range that offered powerful acceleration combined with an impressive maximum speed.


THE MOTOR CAR OFFERED

Available with several types of body work, the 1931-33 generation Auburns are a testament to the talented designer Alan Leamy. Leamy was clearly inspired by the bodies created for the fashionable L-29 Cord, which in turn were influenced by the elegant and clean designs that Murphy & Co. coachbuilders in Pasadena had achieved on the great Duesenberg Model J chassis. The stylish Phaeton Sedan model retained the slim Murphy-style chromed windshield pillars, graceful squared-off side glass and trim convertible top to achieve a refined look that at the same time had all the pizazz of cars that were much more expensive. The crowning touch was the thick chromed trim frenched into the beltline, which contributed to an added feeling of exclusivity. The 1933 Auburn V-12 truly was a product of the jazz-age.

An older, full restoration, chassis 1094H still presents very well. The navy blue paint is virtually devoid of flaws. There is a matching blue canvas top and blue leather interior, both in excellent condition. Exterior brightwork is excellent, including chrome knock-off wire wheels and Pilot Ray driving lights. The car has dual side-mounted spares with metal covers and mirrors and a rear-mounted trunk painted in body colour. The engine compartment is clean and correctly detailed. 1094H was sold from the estate of John O'Quinn in Monterey in 2010 and latterly acquired by Henrik Frederiksen. It represents an opportunity to acquire a grand 1930s classic at an attractive price.


BILEN DER TILBYDES

Denne stilfulde Auburn med Salon Phaeton karosseri er et mesterstykke fra den talentfulde designer Alan Leamy. Og det er ikke en tilfældighed at bilen er smuk. Leamy var tydeligt inspireret af de velafbalancerede karosserier på den mondæne Cord L-29, som igen havde hentet inspiration fra de elegante og rene linjer, som Murphy & Co. opnåede på det fantastiske Duesenberg Model J chassis.

Chassis 1094H er blevet restaureret for nogle år siden, og restaureringen ser stadig frisk ud. Både lak, kalechen og interiøret er i fantastisk smuk stand. Det samme gælder de blanke dele på karosseriet. Motorrummet er rent og korrekt. 1094H stammer fra den store samling som blev opbygget på rekordtid af den kendte men nu afdøde bilsamler John O'Quinn fra Texas.

Denne Auburn, som er et ægte produkt fra jazzens guldalder, repræsenterer en sjældent set mulighed for at erhverve en stor klassiker fra 1930'erne til en fordelagtig pris set i forhold til andre multicylindrede biler fra perioden.

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1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON  Chassis no. 1094H Engine no. BB2045A
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