<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529

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Lot 204
1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan

Sold for US$ 89,600 inc. premium
1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan
Chassis no. 8100A7590H
Engine no. GU65529
269ci Lycoming Inline 8-Cylinder Engine
Single Stromberg Carburetor
100bhp at 3,600rpm
3-Speed Manual Transmission
Leaf Spring Suspension
4-Wheel Mechanical Drum Brakes

*Offered from the Estate of Robert L. Byers
*Desirable Eight-cylinder Auburn in Convertible Phaeton style
*Striking Green over Creamy Yellow livery
*CCCA Full Classic®



THE EIGHT CYLINDER AUBURN

While the American automobile industry's development in its formative years had been guided by the inventor/engineer, its progress between the wars was shaped not so much by technicians as by entrepreneurs. One such was Auburn boss Errett Lobban Cord, who once admitted to having made and lost $50,000 three times in the course of his business dealings, and all before reaching the age of 21! When 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. After some Cord-inspired restyling, Auburn sales picked up and the stage was set for the creation of a glorious new automotive empire. In 1925 Cord arranged for Lycoming straight-eight engines to be installed in the existing six-cylinder chassis; 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," reckoned Business Week magazine.



THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Of the many body styles put forward for the 1932 model-year, the convertible-top Phaeton Sedan was undoubtedly regarded as one of the top-of-the-line offerings. The Auburn Phaetons featured exclusive options including roll-up windows and removable center pillars for a tight seal with the top raised. The fine example offered here is believed to have been restored in California by Randy Ema, noted ACD historian and aficionado. The Phaeton is finished in a lovely dark green body color, with contrasting creamy-yellow fenders and belt line. A rich green interior is fitted, as are dual side mounted spares. The Auburn joined the Byers collection in 2012, and has since been exhibited at Concours events, including the 2014 AACA 'Philadelphia's Cavalcade of Fine Motorcars'.

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<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
<b>1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton Sedan  </b><br />Chassis no. 8100A7590H <br />Engine no. GU65529
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