1932 Auburn 8-100A Speedster Vehicle Profile

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

1932 Auburn 8-100A photograph

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Speedster
Coachwork: Union City
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. The 'Boattail' Speedster from Auburn hit the showrooms with the 1928 model. It was the first of three generations of Boattail that would be produced over the next nine years. Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, a Russian nobleman who was known for his flair with color and line, designed that first car.

In 1932, Auburn produced just 84 eight-cylinder Speedsters.

This is a second-generation car, designed by Alan H. Leamy, which began with the 1930 model. Leamy later moved on to a career at General Motors working under the legendary Harley Earl.

The 'A' in this car's nomenclature refers to its 2-speed differential manufactured by a Cord subsidiary. It was controlled by a high-low ratio level on the instrument panel and was actuated by manifold vacuum and the clutch.

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. The price new was around $1,500.

This Auburn Speedster was 1 of 6 built in February 1932. It was the only Custom Deluxe 8-100A model built that month. Business Week declared, 'It was more car for the money that the public has ever seen.' It was first sold to a newlywed couple in California and the car has had 8 owners since. A similar 1932 Speedster won the American Stock Car Championship with a speed over 117 miles per hour. Average fuel economy was about 18 mpg. The car has been certified by the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club as an original 1932 Speedster. It is the only Custom Deluxe model known to exist.

The current owner restored the car after acquiring it from famous automotive artist/sculptor Stanly Wanlass in 1994. It has been certified by the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club as an original 1932 Auburn Speedster (# A-428 Original).


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1932 Auburn 8-100A Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1932 sales)
1932 Auburn 8-100A Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: 8-100 A 8761
Sold for USD$302,000
  2019 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1932 Auburn Eight Custom Cabriolet
Chassis#: 9443
Sold for USD$86,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
 
1932 Auburn Eight Custom Cabriolet
Chassis#: 29785
Sold for USD$91,300
  2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring
 
1932 Auburn 8 100A Phaeton
Chassis#: GU73404
Sold for USD$70,000
  2017 Mecum : Monterey
1932 Auburn 8-100A image  
1932 Auburn Speedster
Sold for USD$85,250
  2016 Motostalgia : Amelia Island Auction
1932 Auburn 8-100A image  
1932 Auburn Model 8-100 Phaeton
Sold for USD$99,000
  2016 Motostalgia : Amelia Island Auction
1932 Auburn 8-100A image  
1932 Auburn 8-100 A Custom Cabriolet
Sold for USD$50,600
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1932 Auburn Eight Custom Phaeton Sedan by Limousine Body Company
Sold for USD$187,000
  2014 Motor City Auction by RM Auctions
 
1932 AUBURN SPEEDSTER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 2793E
Sold for USD$484,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
 
1932 Auburn 8-100A Boattail Speedster
Sold for USD$242,000
  2013 Worldwide - The Houston Classic
 
1932 Auburn 8-100A Phaeton
Sold for USD$50,600
  2013 Worldwide - The Houston Classic
 
1932 Auburn 8-100A Custom Eight Speedster by Union City Body Company
Chassis#: 8100A 9288E
Sold for USD$330,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
 
1932 AUBURN 8-100A CUSTOM PHAETON
Sold for USD$102,300
  2011 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1932 AUBURN 8-100A CUSTOM PHAETON
Sold for USD$102,300
  2011 Auctions America - Fort Lauderdale
 
1932 AUBURN 8 100A SPEEDSTER
Sold for USD$148,500
  2007 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2007
 
1932 AUBURN 8-100A DUAL COWL PHAETON
Sold for USD$45,000
  2003 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 
1932 AUBURN 8-100 A CABRIOLET
Sold for USD$51,000
  2001 Kruse Auction - Ft. Lauderdale, FL
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1932 Auburn 8-100A's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1932 Auburn 8-100A Brougham 2019 Mecum : Dallas$60,000  
1932 Auburn 8-100A Cabriolet 2019 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting $80,000$100,000
1932 AUBURN 8-100A CABRIOLET 2003 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$7,000  
1932 AUBURN 8100 A FOUR DOOR SEDAN 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$15,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Auburn 8-100A1932 Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Central Manufacturing Company
Chassis information for the Auburn 8-100A1932 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis information for the Auburn 8-100A1932 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis information for the Auburn 8-100A1932 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis information for the Auburn 8-100A1932 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis information for the Auburn 8-100A1932 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Union City
Engine Num: GU58054
Chassis information for the Auburn 8-1001932 Speedster
Chassis Num: 1655
Engine Num: BB1521
Chassis information for the Auburn 8-100A1932 Speedster
Coachbuilder: Union City
Chassis Num: 9288E


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