Original 1936 AUBURN BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER CONVERTABLE

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Other Makes
Model:BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER
Year:1936
Type:Convertible
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:PEACH
Mileage:41,665
Transmission:Manual
Interior Color:PEACH
Engine:SUPERCHARGED STRAIGHT 8
Trim:CONVERTABLE
Number of Cylinders:8
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This car is 90% original Auburn speedster chassis, drivetrain engine and transmission, grille, nose, hood, original dashboard and dashboard instruments and seats. The rear portion of the body from the cowl back was replaced with a fiberglass reproduction as the original was believed to be in a fire in a warehouse in New Jersey in the early 70's were several priceless other Packard's and Cadillac's were destroyed and this car was saved. The original components of this car where accepted by the Auburn museum as original Auburn parts.
Auburn claimed that each of the supercharged Speedsters was road tested at speeds in excess of 100 mph before delivery. A plaque affixed to the dashboard of each car attested to the speed at which it had supposedly been driven, each label bearing the signature of either Wade Morton or "Ab" Jenkins. The truth of the matter appears to be that, although all of the Speedsters were doubtless capable of topping 100 mph, no more than one car in five was actually tested.
The third-generation Speedster was carried over unchanged into 1936. It compiled something like 70 speed records over the two-year period of its production, a remarkable performance for a $2,245 automobile. Buehrig estimated that approximately 600 of these formidable machines were built, though Auburn historians now put the number at about 180.

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