The group formed by Errett Lobban Cord was one of the most creative in American automotive history. They were responsible for the Duesenberg J in 1928, the Cord L-29 in 1929 and the Auburn V12 in 1932. The 391 cubic-inch V12 engine developed 160 horsepower and had a top speed of 93 mph. An Auburn V-12 set many speed records in 1932, some of which survived until after World War II.
The most distinctive characteristic of the new Auburn was its outstanding price, which is very affordable. They offered five versions: a coupe, cabriolet, brougham, sedan, speedster, and a phaeton. None of them cost more than $1,145 in 1932.
This vehicle is equipped with wood 'Artillery' wheels, which are somewhat unique as most 12-160As were purchased with wire wheels and dual side mount spare tires. According to records, this is one of the few remaining (if not the only one) examples with these 'Artillery' wheels.