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1935 Auburn 851 SC

Auburn called its convertible sedan style body, with folding center post and rollup windows, a phaeton, appropriate enough terminology which expressed the character of the close coupled Gordon Buehrig-designed Auburn body and the high performance of its supercharged 851 series 150 horsepower engine. This example is a Classic Car Club of America National First Prize winner and is certified by the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club as a Category 1 car, correctly configured as it was delivered from the Auburn factory. Presented in Maroon with a luxurious Tan leather interior and tight fitting Beige cloth top, its appearance is further set off by chrome headlight shells, wide whitewall tires on Maroon wire wheels, and the flexible outside exhaust head pipes which alerted other drivers to challenge its supercharged performance at their peril. Furthermore it is fitted with the Columbia 2-speed rear axle Auburn called "Dual-Ratio" which substantially improves its performance and enjoyable cruising on today's high speed highways. The previous owner reports that the engine was given a comprehensive overhaul in 2006 at a cost of over $17,000. One of the stars of the highway in the Thirties, its Gordon Buehrig design is one of the period's great successes, a thoughtful and pleasing expression of the Art Deco and Machine Age idiom of the period.

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