One of a handful of known survivors from just 1,018 Auburns built in 1909. 24-horsepower twin-cylinder with planetary gearbox and chain drive. Recent mechanical service, and presented with a charming patina. A delightful and rare brass-era touring car.
Early brass-era Auburns such as this 1909 Model G Touring are quite rare and seldom appear on the open market. Auburn produced just 1,018 cars in 1909, and survivors are incredibly rare. This delightful example is believed to have had only three long-term owners from new and came into the stewardship of the most recent owner back in 1982. Since then, it spent time on display at the famous Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana, and is a prime example of an early twin-cylinder model, with a characterful older restoration. The maroon and black paint shows its age through some moderate cracking on both the metal hood and wood body, but it maintains an attractive appeal of a well-preserved, driver-focused car. Body-color wood-spoke wheels feature matching striping and brass detailing, fitted with whitewall pneumatic tires. The brass headlamps, carriage lamps, acetylene tank, and other body fittings all present in very good order, benefitting from recent cleaning and polishing.