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  Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum presents

the August Automobile of the Month:

1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet

Each month the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum designates one of its automobiles to be the Automobile of the Month.  Visitors are able to pick up and take home with them a full page of information about the spotlight automobile.  The August 2014 Automobile of the Month is a 1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet, graciously on loan to the museum from Ken and Tuyet Clark of Pittsfield, Maine.

Stylist Alan Leamy, whose automotive designs tended to be forward-thinking, was hired by Auburn Automobile Company in 1928 to give its Auburn models a fresh look.  Afterwards, he styled the Cord L-29.  With front-wheel drive and a bracing X-frame, Leamy paid homage to this car’s racy, low-slung build by highlighting it with a sleek and fast look. 

The Cord L-29 is powered by an 198.6 cubic-inch straight-eight engine that produces 125 horsepower.  Its wheelbase measures 137.5 inches and the vehicle weighs 4,300 pounds.  New, this car sold for $3,295.

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.  Last admission one hour before closing.  Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today!  automobilemuseum.org

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