The 1932 Auburn Speedster is a legendary automobile. Automobile Quarterly called it '...the flashiest, the most flamboyant and the most outlandishly impractical motorcar imaginable.' Under the design of 28 year old Alan Leamy, the Auburn Speedster body was designed as a flowing, integral unit. Its unusual body style was not adapted from a horse-drawn carriage, making it one of the first designs unique to an automobile. The Auburn Model 8-100A had a 268-cubic inch engine which produced 100 horsepower. Numerous speed records were set by Auburns. The car was equipped with a Columbia dual-ratio rear axle, free-wheeling, Bijur chassis lubrication system, ride control shocks and a Startix automatic starter. Auburns were manufactured in Auburn, IN, by the same company that produced Cords and Duesenbergs. At a price of $1,295, the dream was affordable.