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1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A Phaeton Sedan Vehicle Profile

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A photograph

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Failing Auburn initially thrived under the direction of salesman E.M. Cord and the late twenties saw a 1300% sales increase. Convertibles accounted for more than a quarter of the sales and most of their coachwork done as was this one by the Limousine Body of Kalamazoo, Michigan, thus explaining the A designation which distinguished its Custom line. Features of this Auburn include a free-wheeling transmission which temporarily disengages when the driver lifts off the accelerator, dual side mounts, turn signals and a rear trunk. It was fully restored in the sixties and underwent a cosmetic restoration in 2010.

This 1931 Auburn is powered by a 98 horsepower, 268-cu.in. inline eight-cylinder Lycoming engine coupled to a 3-speed synchromesh manual transmission riding on a 127-inch wheel base and had an original selling price of $1395.

Ownership history is known back to the early 1960s and it was featured in the spring 1967 issue of Automotive Quarterly. This car was awarded ACD certification-A507, which verifies that the engine, chassis and body are not only correct but are original to this car.

A lot of names in automotive history have disappeared but few command the respect of those made by the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg conglomerate. E. L. Cord headed the organization and rescued Auburn by transforming their image from a staid, conservative family car to a flashy car for people who appreciated quality.



No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 AUBURN 8-98A CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 898A13046F
Sold for USD$112,000
  2021 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A image  1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A image  
1931 Auburn 8-98A Sedan
Chassis#: 8-98 35388-A
Sold for USD$19,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1931 Auburn Eight Custom Speedster
Chassis#: 8-98A 16951 E
Sold for USD$190,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A image  1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A image  
1931 Auburn Eight Phaeton Sedan
Chassis#: 898A 15822 H
Sold for USD$117,000
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall
 
1931 Auburn 8-98A Convertible
Sold for USD$85,000
  2016 Mecum - Indianapolis
 
1931 Auburn 8-98A Phaeton Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 10761 H
Sold for USD$92,000
  2013 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A image  
1931 Auburn 8-98A Cabriolet
Sold for USD$108,000
  2012 Branson Auction - Spring 2012
 
1931 Auburn 8-98A Cabriolet
Sold for USD$75,000
  2011 Leake Car Auctions - Tulsa - 39th Annual Leake Auto Auction
 
1931 Auburn 8-98A Boattail Speedster
Sold for USD$72,600
  2003 JEM Museum Collection
 
1931 Auburn 8-98A Cabriolet
Sold for USD$60,000
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 A's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 AUBURN 8-98A CABRIOLET898A11832F2011 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction $110,000$130,000

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Auburn Model 8-98 A Vehicle Profiles
Boattail Speedster
Auburn Model 8-98 A Boattail Speedster

Model Year: 1931
Profile
Boattail Speedster
Auburn Model 8-98 A Boattail Speedster

Model Year: 1931
Boattail Speedster
Auburn Model 8-98 A Boattail Speedster

Model Year: 1931
Profile

Brougham
Auburn Model 8-98 A Brougham

Model Year: 1931
Profile
Brougham
Auburn Model 8-98 A Brougham

Model Year: 1931
Brougham
Auburn Model 8-98 A Brougham

Model Year: 1931
Profile

Phaeton Sedan
Auburn Model 8-98 A Phaeton Sedan

Model Year: 1931
Profile
Phaeton Sedan
Auburn Model 8-98 A Phaeton Sedan

Model Year: 1931
Profile
Speedster
Auburn Model 8-98 A Speedster

Model Year: 1931
Profile

Phaeton Sedan
Auburn Model 8-98 A Phaeton Sedan

Chassis Num: 10761 H
Engine Num: GU 46684
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Speedster
Auburn Model 8-98 A Speedster

Chassis Num: 8-98A 16951 E
Engine Num: GU 49732
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History
Boattail Speedster
Auburn Model 8-98 A Boattail Speedster

Chassis Num: 898
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Auburn Model 8-98 A Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 898A13046F
Engine Num: GU51926
Model Year: 1931
Profile and Auction History


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