1932 Auburn 8-100A

Founded in 1902, the Auburn Automobile Company got its start making single-cylinder runabouts. E.L. Cord gained control of the company in 1924, adding Duesenberg in 1926 and Cord in 1929 to the product line. A victim of the Great Depression, Auburn ceased production in 1936, followed by Cord and Duesenberg in 1937. Lycoming engines, an Auburn subsidiary, survives to this day.

Sometimes referred to as a ‘Baby Duesenberg', the Model 8-100A Auburn is a masterpiece of automotive design excellence.  The Auburn is powered by a straight-8 cylinder Lycoming engine displacing 268 cubic-inches and producing 100 horsepower. The engine was mated to a three-speed transmission and utilized four-wheel mechanical brakes.

A custom model,  the 8-100A ("A" signified that it was custom), had added features such as side mounted spare tire, a Columbia dual ratio rear axel, chrome headlights and taillights, and ride control.  The car has a two speed rear-end, "High and Low" ratio control lever is found on the dash.

The factory price of the custom model four door sedan in early 1932 was advertised as $1,145.  There were 11,347 Auburns shipped from the factory for the 1932 calendar year.
Year: 1932
Make: Auburn
Model: 8-100A
Style: 4 Door Sedan

Serial No: 12160A1705A
Engine Cyl: 8
Engine Size: 268.6
Engine HP: 100
Trans: Manual 3-Speed