A rare and desirable Salon Cabriolet, recently freshened and ready for enjoyment. Shown on the lawn at Pebble Beach in 2001. An outstanding Full Classic for touring or show.
This 1935 Auburn 852 Cabriolet is a marvelous example of the top-of-the-line Salon model, presented in beautiful colors and subject of a recent mechanical and cosmetic freshening. For the 1935 model year, Auburn re-introduced the Standard, Custom, and Salon to designate the respective trim lines. This car is a desirable Salon model, identified by its dual side-mount spare wheels with full steel covers, Crosley radio, folding windscreen, and the all-important dual-ratio rear axle. This car spent many years in the hands of a private owner in Illinois, who was an active member of the ACD Club and participated in their shows and events as well as with the CCCA, to which this car is welcomed as a Full Classic. The car was treated to a high-quality, CCCA Senior Premier Award-winning restoration some years ago, and recently freshened for continued enjoyment on the road or show field. It presents in exceptional condition, finished in a beautiful shade of bright red accented with subtle, dark red feature lines and straw-colored stripes. The body is outstanding, with straight and properly-aligned panels. Plating on the bumpers, grille, and trim is excellent, appearing clean and finely maintained since the initial restoration. Optional wire wheels with Firestone wide-whitewalls round out the sporty looks.