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1933 Auburn Model 12-165 Salon Cabriolet Vehicle Profile

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-1651933 Auburn Model 12-165
Built in Auburn, Indiana starting at the turn of the century, the Auburn automobile's glory years were those when Errett Loban Cord was in charge from the mid-1920s to the end of production in 1937. Cord had a simple formula: give buyers high style at an attractive price. The Auburn 165 horsepower V-12 was available for less than a thousand dollars as a two-passenger coupe, the most economical 'twelve' ever offered to the public.

Very few of the Salons were built, which are identified by extra chrome trim added to the edges of the fenders and hood louvers. Inside, the instrument panel was unique to the model as were two front bucket seats. Despite rave reviews, Auburn produced just 5,038 new cars in 1933. E.L. Cord was mystified. Hindsight tells us that even the wealthy were leery of being regarded ostentatious during the Depression, which kept sales of the flashy Auburns to a minimum.



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1933 Auburn Model 12-165 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1933 sales)
1933 Auburn 12-165 Convertible Sedan
Sold for USD$275,000
  2020 Mecum : Glendale
 
1933 AUBURN 12-165 SALON PHAETON
Chassis#: 1094H
Sold for USD$268,326
  2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction
 
1933 Auburn Twelve Boattail Speedster
Sold for USD$371,250
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1933 Auburn 12-165 Salon Twelve Speedster
Chassis#: 121651443E
Sold for USD$506,000
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1933 Auburn Model 12-165's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1933 Auburn Salon Twelve Boattail Speedster ACD Certified Category 1 OriginalF120.12012 Mecum Anaheim, CA$330,000  

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