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Trick and Treat at The Old Motor

It’s that time of year again, so we thought we’d offer you our version of Trick or Treat. We’re pretty sure that the costume worn by our three-toed subject having a bad hair day in our first photo was not Auburn factory approved apparel for driving that racy looking boat tailed Speedster, but we think…

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Detroit Auburn – Cord Sales and Service

By the time these photos were taken (we’re guessing it was around 1929 or 1930) the Indiana upstart, Auburn, had already been building quality cars for more than 25 years. Here they have invaded Michigan and these reputable looking gentlemen are hawking their two lines of cars right in the “Big Three’s” backyard, Detroit. Aside…

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A Dashing 1935 Auburn 851 Phaeton

By Gene Herman: While the Auburn 852 Speedsters have achieved iconic status amongst classic car enthusiasts, their less flashy brothers are seldom seen on showfields today. In 1935 and ’36, this Indiana based manufacturer produced a full line of cars in six, eight and supercharged eight cylinder guise. Seen above is a 1934 factory publicity photo…

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Alan H. Leamy – Patent Drawings

After the previous post covering Alan H. Leamy and his L-29 Cord patent drawing and the design renderings, we were curious to see if we could find any more of patents that he had applied for. Four more drawings were found, three of which are also of the L-29 and one of an Auburn sedan, that is dated…

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Alan H. Leamy – Master Designer

The L-29 Cord patent drawing above and the four color renderings by Alan H. Leamey  below came to us Via Dan Strohl, Ronnie Schreiber at Cars in Depth put this feature together showing Leamy designs. The Model J Duesenberg, L-29 Cord and the 1934 and earlier Auburn Speedster were all Leamy designs when he worked for E. L. Cord and in…

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An Assortment of Early Customs

We have a great series of photos courtesy of  Charlie Beesley’s motor life blog, showing us a varied selection of early customs. Above is an Auburn speedster shown after a bit of remodeling or possibly the Auburn body has been placed on a different makers chassis? . It appears to have had a Cadillac grille, fenders…

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Four L-29 Cords In Oklahoma City

An interesting photo of four L-29 Cords in front of what was then the Auburn-Cord and possibly Duesenberg dealer in Oklahoma City, OK. The photo appears to have been taken before or after a parade, as there is in a truck in the background which appears to have served as a float. The building has…

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