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1931 Auburn Model 8-98 Boattail Speedster / 898 Vehicle Information

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 photograph

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 photograph

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Sold for $176,000 at 2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook.
Charles Eckhart established the Eckhart Carriage Company in Auburn, Indiana in 1874. His sons Frank and Morris built their first tiller-steered runabout in 1900 and formed the Auburn Automobile Company to build it. By 1905, twin-cylinder models were being produced followed by a four-cylinder version in 1909. By 1912, a six-cylinder version had been added to the list of models. In 1919, after enjoying modest success with the business, the company was sold to a group of Chicago investors that included chewing gum magnate William Wrigley, Jr.

Under the new regime, the Auburn Six was introduced in 1919. Sales were slow mostly due to the post-World War I recession. Management turned to E.L. Cord to aid in selling the large inventories of unsold cars. Several creative ideas were executed and E.L. Cord was able to move large quantities of inventory. The Auburn Company would cultivate a strong performance image with land speed records and high-performance automobiles.

The Auburn 8-63 and 8-88 were introduced in 1925 with prices starting at $1,895. A boattail speedster version was added in 1928 and was an immediate success with sales doubling to over 23,000 units for 1929.

This 1931 Auburn 8-98 Boattail Speedster wears an older restoration finished in two-tone blue lacquer finish. There are dark blue painted wire wheels riding on wide whitewall tires. There are dual sidemounts with cloth covers and chrome side view mirrors. The front features Pilot Ray lights, dual chrome-plated horns, dual cowl-mounted accessory lights, a clock mounted within the rear view mirror, a Bijur chassis lubricating system, and free-wheeling capability.

In 2008 this 1931 Auburn 8-98 Boattail Speedster was brought to RM Auctions 'Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook' where it was estimated to sell for $130,000-$160,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had been sold for $176,000 including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Sep 2008



2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $130,000-USD $160,000 
Sale Price :
USD $176,000

1931 Auburn Model 8-98 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 Cabriolet
Chassis#: GU100CB
Sold for USD$38,080
  2020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1931 Auburn 8-98 Sedan
Chassis#: 898A26250A
Sold for USD$37,400
  2018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Auburn Auction
 
1931 AUBURN 8-98 SEDAN
Sold for USD$32,025
  2017 McCormick's - # 62
 
1931 Auburn 8-98 Phaeton Sedan
Sold for USD$89,100
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1931 Auburn 8-98 Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$78,000
  2015 Mecum : Indianapolis
 
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 Speedster
Sold for USD$123,750
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1931 Auburn 8-98 Boattail Speedster
Sold for USD$159,500
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1931 AUBURN 8 98 BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER
Chassis#: GU63191
Sold for USD$121,000
  2013 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale
 
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 Brougham
Chassis#: 8-98-24760B
Sold for USD$27,600
  2012 Bonhams - Preserving the Automobile: An Auction at the Simeone Foundation
 
1931 Auburn Bottail Speedster 898 Convertible
Sold for USD$77,000
  2012 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1931 Auburn 898 Boattail Speedster Straight Eight, 3-Speed
Chassis#: GU63191
Sold for USD$122,500
  2012 Mecum - Monterey, CA
 
1931 Auburn 8-98 Boattail Speedster
Sold for USD$153,500
  2012 Bonhams - Quail Lodge Sale
 
1931 Auburn 898 Cabriolet
Sold for USD$97,500
  2012 Mecum Auctions - 2012 The Salmon Brothers Collection
 
1931 AUBURN 8-98 BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER
Sold for USD$171,600
  2011 Auctions America - Auburn Fall Auction
 
1931 Auburn Model 8-98
Sold for USD$176,000
  2008 Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 image  
1931 Auburn 8-98 Speedster
Chassis#: GU154317
Sold for USD$313,500
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1931 Auburn 8-98 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 13118F
Sold for USD$203,500
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1931 Auburn 8-98 Convertible Coupe
Sold for USD$67,100
  2007 RM Auctions - The Fawcett Movie Cars
 
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: 8985629E
Sold for USD$192,500
  2006 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
 
1931 AUBURN 8-98 PHAETON
Sold for USD$42,000
  2003 Kruse Auction - Auburn, IN
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1931 Auburn Model 8-98's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 AUBURN 8-98 BOATTAIL SPEEDSTERGU729312019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction   
1931 AUBURN 898 2013 Atlantic City Classic Car Auction   
1931 AUBURN 898 2013 GPK Auction Atlantic City   
1931 Auburn Model 8-98 Speedster 2006 RM Auctions at Meadow Brook$135,000$140,000$180,000
1931 Auburn 8-98 Boat-Tail SpeedsterGU648942003 Bonhams Lord's Cricket Ground 'Summer Vintage' $60,000$70,000

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

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

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

Model Year: 1931
Profile

Brougham
Auburn Model 8-98 Brougham

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

Model Year: 1931
Brougham
Auburn Model 8-98 Brougham

Model Year: 1931
Profile

Phaeton Sedan
Auburn Model 8-98 Phaeton Sedan

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

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

Model Year: 1931
Profile

Phaeton Sedan
Auburn Model 8-98 Phaeton Sedan

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

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

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

Cabriolet
Auburn Model 8-98 Cabriolet

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


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