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1933 Auburn Model 12-165 Speedster Vehicle Profile

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

1933 Auburn Model 12-165 photograph

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In 1925, Errett Lobban Cord, an American who rose from used car dealer to industrial giant and at times possessed automobile, airplane and motor companies, took over the majority of shares of a previously unsuccessful automobile company by the name of Auburn.

By the 1930's, due to improved roads, speed truly was of the essence. The very talented designer Al Leamy created some of the most striking and sleek designs of the period, the pinnacle being the Auburn Boattail Speedster.

The 1932-1934 Auburn Twelve was the least expensive V-12 ever at $975 for the Standard coupe of $1,275 for the top-of-the-line Custom Speedster. The Twelve featured power by Lycoming in a huge double-braced frame. The V-12 set a number of records and won the America Stock Car Speed Championships for 1932 and 1933, with recorded times of up to 117mph. However, the Great Depression took its toll and Auburn was dramatically affected.

Auburn is recognized as being one of the most balanced and best engineered 1930s' classics. It had a stunning design, especially the open models. Not surprisingly, the Auburn's value is still appreciating.

On the negative side, Auburn operating costs were steep and parts were extremely expensive.

This 1933 Auburn Salon Speedster V-12, built during the final years of the Auburn Motor Company, is one of the only 16 (possibly 19) Salon Speedster produced in the year 1933 (just six Salon Speedsters exist). It was fully restored in 2000. The Salon, being the top of the line model, features more attractive styling details. The Salon features include modifications to the grille, headlights, instruments, front bumper and gas tank apron.



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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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