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Auburn was founded in 1900 and built the most beautiful cars until 1937. In 1925, the company was acquired by Erret Cord who incorporated it in his Cord Corporation a few years later. In 1937, the group collapsed during The Great Depression. Unfortunately it also meant the end for Auburn.
This was one of the world's first Supercars and this one has all the performance of the original, if not more. Nowadays they come in at close to $1,000,000 if you can find one, but exact replicas such as this beautiful 852 Speedster built in California are an affordable way to enjoy the experience of a single-vehicle parade without an enormous investment.
The sturdy fiberglass body is a dead-ringer from the original and unlike so many replicas, the owner did everything he could to get the little things just right. The flared pontoon-style mudguards, the sloping enclosed radiator cover which was radical for that period and the defining feature of the car: the pointy 'boat tail', they are all on show here. The finish quality is very nice, with smooth surfaces and excellent openings, there is no squeaking and rattling thanks to the solid build quality.
The Auburn was known for its relative lack of chrome, but the bumpers, the grille insert, the exhaust pipes and the steeply descending V-shaped windscreen all shine brightly. This is a really beautiful car, which proves once again that great design has no age. This car has had one owner who always maintained the car with a lot of love, he has only driven 4,637 miles with it. The car still feels like new.
This Auburn 852 Speedster is in very neat and technically well-maintained condition, the car is also beautifully painted. The car starts immediately, it brakes properly and shifts smoothly through its gears. The interior looks like new as can be seen in the photos. The Speedster features beautiful Voque whitewall tyres with good tread, working 'Amber' fog lights and a beautiful Italian Nardi steering wheel!
This Auburn tribute was built in 2011 and has only 04,637 miles on the counter. As the Auburn is titled as a 1936 (like the original), it can be registered as a classic.
These 'David Samuels' Auburns are almost never for sale, so don't wait too long!
Brand: Auburn (Replica) Type: 852 Speedster Convertible 351CI V8 Year of production: 1936 Colour: Metallic Orange Engine and power: 351 CI (5.7L) V8, 300 HP Fuel: Petrol Transmission: Automatic transmission Odometer reading: 04,637 miles. Number of keys: 1 Margin: Yes (already imported to the Netherlands, VAT and import duties have been paid in full) Documents / registration: USA title and European import documents VIN: DMV89745
OPTIONS: - Chrome-plated front bumper - Chrome-plated mirrors - Chrome-plated rear bumper - Chrome-plated rims - Dual exhaust - Fog lights - Leather upholstery - Leather seat - Metallic paintwork - Power brakes - Power steering - Radio - Whitewall tyres - Wooden steering wheel
This is a direct import from the USA, the car is offered without a technical inspection. No COC (certificate of conformity) is available for this car.
The car can be viewed and picked up in Schiedam, the Netherlands. All technical inspections, test drives, and viewings are possible prior to placing a bid. You may contact the auctioneer in case you have any questions.