Auburn Automobile Company Showroom Gallery
What better place to display the Auburns, Cords, and Duesenbergs of the Classic Era (1925-1937) than in the magnificent art-deco Company Showroom? Walk across the terrazzo floor, lit by art deco chandeliers and sconces which highlight the elegance, beauty, and depth of this impressive space, as it did in 1930. Browse among the classic cars of the Auburn Automobile Company, rich in history, technological innovation, luxury, and beauty.
A few automobiles featured in this gallery include:
- 1930 Auburn 8-125 Sports Sedan - This rare Auburn belonged to automotive writer and scholar, Beverly Rae Kimes and her husband, Jim Cox. This Auburn was given the pet name of "Ralph" by Kimes.
- 1932 Duesenberg Model J Convertible Coupe - Its previous owners include renaissance man Cliff Durant, oil tycoon John Paul Getty, and author John O'Hara. It sports a Murphy built Torpedo-style body with a polished aluminum deck. Don Carr donated this special vehicle after 30 years of daily use. This is the first Duesenberg donated to the Museum.
- 1932 Cord Prototype "E-1" - The Auburn Automobile Company created this prototype as a possible replacement for its then current front-wheel drive Cord L-29 model. With its 157 inch wheelbase and 200 horsepower V-12 engine, it is a sight to behold. After a long and extensive restoration, Cord historian Paul Bryant and his wife, as well as his son Tony Carter, donated this one-of-a-kind vehicle to the Museum.