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The Sensational Auburn 1929 Cabin Speedster

By Michael Lamm:  Is the Auburn Cabin Speedster America’s earliest factory concept car? I doubt it, but it did arrive nine years before the Buick Y-Job, the car that usually takes that title. The original Auburn Cabin Speedster was built by the Griswold Body Co., a medium-sized bodymaker based in Detroit. Griswold produced low-volume bodies…

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A Brief History of Concept Cars, 1929-51

By Michael Lamm.  The concept of concept cars goes back futher than most people realize. There’s a common misconception that concept cars began in 1938 with Harley Earl’s Buick Y-Job. I don’t think so. I’d like to mention five concept cars that pre-dated the Y-Job, and I’m sure there were even earlier examples. Here’s a…

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