<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471

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Lot 224
1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet

US$ 100,000 - 140,000
£ 77,000 - 110,000
Amended
1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet
Chassis no. 1145 F
Engine no. GC 471

4.4 Liter Inline Eight-Cylinder Engine
105bhp at 3,000rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes
Solid Front Axle with Live Rear Axle

*Offered from long-term single-family ownership
*Wearing same restoration since 1980's
*Lycoming 4.4-litre straight-eight engine
*Beautiful era inspire styling


THE AUBURN 8-105 CABRIOLET

When Errett Lobban Cord joined Auburn as general manager in 1924 the company was in the doldrums, making more cars than it could sell and heading for bankruptcy. From the moment Cord arrived however, the company's fortunes improved markedly. After some Cord-inspired re-styling Auburn sales picked up and the stage was set for the creation of a new automotive empire.

In 1925 Cord arranged for Lycoming straight-eight engines to be installed in the existing six-cylinder chassis and instigated a re-styling program that saw the new-for-'25 Auburns featuring two-tone color schemes and a novel belt-line that swept up over the bonnet. Sales doubled for three consecutive years and in 1926 Cord became president of the Auburn Automobile Company.

The eight-cylinder Auburns were soon challenging Stutz for the accolade of 'America's fastest', Al Leamy driving an 8-115 Speedster at 108.46mph over the measured mile at Daytona in 1928 and going on to take the 24 hours record at Atlantic City Speedway. Not only were they outstanding performers, the eight-cylinder Auburns also represented exceptional value for money: at $1,395 the top-of-the-range '31 Speedster was less than half the price of the equivalent Stutz. 'More car for the money than the public has ever seen,' enthused Business Week magazine.

THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The 1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet offered here comes to us sporting a stunning restoration that it has worn since the 1980's. Sold from a prominent collection of exquisite Pre-War American cars, this car was purchased in 1986 and has been safely kept and very well maintained since.
CM Restorations in San Diego, CA. restored this example and today it's astonishing how well the restoration has aged. With a majority of the car painted white, black and orange accents compliment the exterior, while the interior is trimmed in black with orange piping. This car is ready to show or tour, representing the height of the brand's styling. It serves as a true product of the Jazz Age.

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<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
<b>1933 Auburn 8-105 Cabriolet</b><br />Chassis no. 1145 F <br />Engine no. GC 471
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