Dean V. Kruse Gallery • Early Auburns 1903-1924
On display are Auburns from 1904 to 1924, located where the cost and purchasing departments once resided along with a portion of the blueprint room. You will see the Auburns designed and created before E.L. Cord's arrival. The theme is reminiscent of a 1924 Auburn sales showroom as seen in the wall mural on the north side of the gallery. The experience of what it must have been like to purchase an Auburn car in the 1920s is illustrated throughout the gallery and in its video presentation.
A few automobiles featured in this gallery include:
• 1900 Eckhart Carriage - This Eckhart carriage represents Auburn Automobile Company's beginning. The Eckhart Carriage Company of Auburn Indiana incorporated as Auburn Automobile Company in 1903.
• 1904 Auburn - This Auburn is the oldest Auburn automobile known to exist. Auburn Automobile Company orginally created 50 Auburn automobiles in 1904.
• 1922 Auburn Beauty-Six Sport Touring - This is a very rare Auburn automobile and is the only complete example of this body style known to exist.