Depression-Era Speedster Listed for $1,295 Founded in 1902, the Auburn Automobile Company got its start making single-cylinder runabouts. E.L. Cord gained control of the company in 1924, adding Duesenberg in 1926 and Cord in 1929 to the product line. A victim of the Great Depression, Auburn ceased production in 1936, followed by Cord and Duesenberg in 1937. Lycoming engines, an Auburn subsidiary, survives to this day.
Under the design direction of 28-year-old Alan Leamy, the Auburn Speedster body was designed as a flowing, integral unit. In 1932, Auburn produced just 84 eight-cylinder Speedsters.
As a Custom Deluxe model, this Speedster has chrome wheels, steel side-mount wheel covers, Pines Winterfront, and Pilot Ray lights. Options include the Pearl Gray paint, radiator stone guard, heater, Philco radio and a clock in the rearview mirror.Also photographed at :