The Adopt-A-Car program raises funds for the museum’s care of its collections, operations, and programs and provides an exclusive opportunity for adopters to be connected to the unique and irreplaceable vehicles in the collection. Adopters are a distinctive group of supporters that help to preserve automotive history for the benefit of future generations and ensure the museum is able to continue to carry out its vital mission. Adopters choose a vehicle to adopt for a 12-month period.
- Certificate of Adoption
- Photograph of their adopted vehicle
- Laminated wallet size photos of their adopted vehicle
- Museum keychain stating “My other car is on loan at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum” with image of building
- Complimentary admission to museum for adopter
- Adopter’s name displayed prominently on the sign along with the car’s description
- Latest edition of the museum’s publication The Accelerator
- Listing in museum’s Annual Report
Auburn Model A
This may be the earliest Auburn known to exist. It is typical of automobiles in the pre-1910 era with a body configuration of a rear entrance tonneau.
Auburn Model E
In the fall of 1907 the Vehslage family of Seymour, Indiana, purchased three new Auburns in an attempt to become Auburn dealers and receive a discount from the factory. They sold two Auburns and retained one for themselves, thus ending their careers as Auburn dealers.
Auburn Model N
The vehicle featured here is the highest-priced and heaviest Auburn of the year, the Model N Four-Door Touring Car. This is the largest automobile that the company had produced thus far; the flush-sided body had plenty of room for five passengers.