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2014 Benefit Extravaganza


The 2014 Benefit Extravaganza is scheduled for Thursday, August 28, 2014 and tickets are on sale!!  You can call us at (260) 925-1444 to purchase your tickets or click here to purchase your ticket through our online Museum Store.

Come share in an evening of entertaining fun while supporting the educational mission of one of the finest automobile museums in the nation and a National Historic Landmark.

This year theme will focus on the exporting done by the Auburn Automobile Company to over 93 countries around the globe. 

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Each year the at the Benefit Extravaganza, automobiles are auctioned off to raise money for the museum's educational programs.  None of the automobiles auctioned are from the Museum's collection.  This year, three automobiles will be sold.  With the sale of each automobile 100% of the purchase price will be donated to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum.  The automobiles that will be sold this year are below.  Please email info@automobilemuseum for more information or photos of the automobile or with any questions or concerns.


 1949 Buick Super Sedan
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The Super was the mid-range trim model for Buick. It features the first body redesign since the end of World  War II. It utilizes Buick’s venerable straight-eight ‘Fireball’ engine attached to the then new ‘Dynaflow’ automatic transmission.  1949 was the introductory year of the now iconic ‘Ventiports’ on the front fenders, a Buick trademark used for the next 25 years and  advertised as ‘striking a smart nautical note.’ Buick’s marketing department worked overtime to provide creative names for the Super’s many features, such as the ‘Silent Zone’ body mounts, the ‘Quadruflex Coil’ suspension and the ‘Weather Warden’
ventilation system.

1976 Lincoln Continental Coupe

Designer Series: Bill Blass

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The Lincoln Continental Mark IV was a luxury car at the top end of the personal luxury car market sold under  the Lincoln brand between 1972 and 1976.  Styling trademarks such as the tall, prominent grill and fashionable long-hood short-deck style, covered headlamps, and taller, knife-edged fender lines were carried over from previous Lincoln Continental models.  The vinyl roof and introduction of the opera window drove this automobile into the garages of many Americans.  For the 1976 model year, Lincoln introduced the Designer Series of Mark IVs such as this Bill Blass edition, a Fort Wayne, Indiana, native. 

1931 Ford Model A Pick-Up

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The last production year for the Model A Pick-Up was 1931.  It was one of the first purpose built trucks for the common man.  It featured a larger pick-up box and even more exterior color choices than previous models.   Only 293 trucks were produced in 1931 and about 100 of them were purchased and used by General Electric refrigerator technicians.  Canopy tops were also offered for those buyers who wanted the pick-up box covered.  One could say that the Ford’s Model A series automobiles were some of the most popular.  They are still favorites today.