1930 Auburn Model 125 news, pictures, and information
Industrialist E.L. Cord took over the Auburn Automobile Company in the mid-1920s and invigorated its product with lively performance, creative use of color, and trend-setting styling. The design of the 8-125 remained virtually unchanged from its inception in 1925 as the 8-88. It was considered especially chic, sporting a design way beyond its time. The basic body was offered as a Phaeton, Sedan and Sports sedan as well as this Cabriolet. Powered by a spirited 125 horsepower Lycoming straight-8 engine and priced hundreds of dollars below similar offerings, the Auburn was a huge success. It was one of the few marques to report sales gains following the 1929 stock Market crash.
This Series 125 Cabriolet was part of Harrah's Automobile Collection in Reno, Nevada, from the 1960s until the collection's mid-1980s liquidation. The current owners acquired the car from Harrah's in 1986. It has participated in four Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Hoosier tours. On one of the tours, it received a damaged bumper, which led to a complete frame-off, two-and-a-half year restoration.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2010
Chassis Num: 2182
|Sold for $65,000 at 2005 RM Auctions.|
Sold for $90,750 at 2011 RM Auctions.
The Model 8-98 was an affordable vehicle that offered standard features that were often reserved to cars several times its price. The Auburn Model 8-125 was a worthy successor.
This Cabriolet is finished in red and black, with a black soft top, rumble seat and golf bag door. It has a black leather interior, six wide whitewall tires, wire wheels, dual side-mount spares and a wood-trimmed luggage rack. In the mid-1990s, the car was treated to restoration. In the mid-2000s, the engine was rebuilt.
In 2011, the car was offered for sale at the St. John auction presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $60,000 - $80,000. As bidding came to a close, the car was sold for the sum of $90,750, including buyer's premium.
By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2011
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