This 1934 Auburn 1250 Salon Sedan features an Auburn V12 engine. This Auburn V12 engine, introduced in 1932, set many speed records, some of which survived until after World War II. The 6,433cc (6.43-Liter) V12 engine was coupled to a four-speed manual transmission capable of propelling this 4,870-pound vehicle to a top speed of 93 miles per hour.
The most distinctive characteristic of the new Auburn was its astounding price: the cheapest model, a two-passenger coupe, was only $975, making it only one-third or one-fourth the cost of a V12 Packard. Five versions were offered beside the coupe: a cabriolet, brougham, sedan, speedster and phaeton. None cost more than $1,145 in 1932. But as The Great Depression lengthened, Auburn sales fell from 28,103 in 1931 to 11,646 in 1932 and 6,000 in 1933. The V12's last year was 1934.Also photographed at :