1932 Auburn 8-100

The 1932 Auburn Boattail Speedster is a legendary automobile. Automobile Quarterly called it 'the flashiest, the sexiest, the most flamboyant and the most outlandishly impractical motor car imaginable.' The 100 horsepower Lycoming straight eight engine set numerous speed records.

This is a model 8-100A Custom Speedster. Its unusual body style was not adapted from a horse drawn carriage, making it the first design unique to an automobile. 1932 was the first year Auburns were available with a dual-ratio rear end creating six forward and two reverse gears. Other options included a Bijur lubricating system, Delco ride control shock absorbers.

Less than 100 units were produced at a cost of $1,295.


Related Reading : Auburn 8-100 History

In 1932 a total of 11,347 Auburns were shipped from their factory. Sometimes referred to as a ‘Baby Duesenberg, the Model 8-100A Auburn is a masterpiece of automotive design excellence. Auburn strove to provide a stylish and innovative automobile to the public at an affordable price. Despite the depression, the talent of designers Gordon Buehrig and Alan Leamy inspired the designs of E.L.....
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Related Reading : Auburn Model 8 History

In 1928 Auburn introduced two Lycoming-powered eight-cylinder engines, one rated at 88 horsepower and the other at 115 horsepower. These became the bases for the 8-88 Model and the 8-115 Model their designation obviously in reference to the engine. These new models were given hydraulic drum brakes to aid in stopping power and to help keep the Speedsters in the drivers control. The styling....
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1932 Vehicle Profiles

1932 Auburn 8-100 vehicle information

Speedster

Speedsters were produced in Auburn, Indiana from 1928 thru 1936, except in 1934. In 1932 the car carried a sticker price of $845. The 1932 Auburn Speedster Model 8-100 was powered by a straight-8 cylinder Lycoming engine displacing 268 cubic-inches....[continue reading]

1932 Auburn 8-100 vehicle information

Speedster

The Auburn Boattail Speedster is arguably the most popular of all Boattails. Introduced in 1928, there were eventually three different body styles before production ended in 1936. ....[continue reading]

1932 Auburn 8-100 vehicle information

Speedster

The 1932 Auburn Speedster is a legendary automobile. Automobile Quarterly called it '...the flashiest, the most flamboyant and the most outlandishly impractical motorcar imaginable.' Under the design of 28 year old Alan Leamy, the Auburn Speedster ....[continue reading]

1932 Auburn 8-100 vehicle information

Speedster

Chassis Num: 1655
Engine Num: BB1521

When Auburn introduced their 8-115 Speedster they gave it a price tag of $2,000. In comparison to the Stutz of similar proportions, the Auburn cost about $3,000 less. Even at a lower cost, it still had plenty of performance; Wade Morton drove on at....[continue reading]

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Chassis #: 1655 

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Price Comparison

1932 8-100
$875-$8,125
1932 Auburn 8-100 Price Range: $675 - $875

$805 - $1,005
$975 - $1,275
$1,105 - $1,295

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Auburn
1937Ford (942,005)Chevrolet (815,375)Plymouth (566,128)
1936Ford (930,778)Chevrolet (918,278)Plymouth (520,025)1,263
1935Ford (820,253)Chevrolet (548,215)Plymouth (350,884)6,316
1934Ford (563,921)Chevrolet (551,191)Plymouth (321,171)7,770
1933Chevrolet (486,261)Ford (334,969)Plymouth (298,557)
1932Chevrolet (313,404)Ford (210,824)Plymouth (186,106)11,347
1931Chevrolet (619,554)Ford (615,455)Buick (138,965)34,228
1930Ford (1,140,710)Chevrolet (640,980)Buick (181,743)12,985
1929Ford (1,507,132)Chevrolet (1,328,605)Buick (196,104)23,509
1928Chevrolet (1,193,212)Ford (607,592)Willys Knight (231,360)12,899
1927Chevrolet (1,001,820)Ford (367,213)Buick (255,160)14,515

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