The design was gorgeous, Art deco affected, with sweeping body lines. Speedster owners of the period were understood to park to show off the external chrome-colored pipelines.
These are exceedingly unusual, and if you are interested an excellent history of the Boattail Speedster is here.
The Speedster is special today for its style and styling, it was understood for its amazing efficiency. The supercharged straight 8 engine by Lycoming made 150hp– a staggering amount of power for its day– set speed records.
This automobile is was restored by the legendary Glenn Pray, who in 1960 bought the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg name and all their leftover stock. He produced an overall of 113 “extension vehicles”– a mix for Lincoln and Auburn parts that was both real to the initial 1930s design but frequently used some modern running gear. The car below was included in the film “Seabiscuit.”.
I have always been a fan of the Cords and Auburns from this era. Both the Auburn 851 Speedster listed below, and the Cord Model 810/812 (see this, this, this and this) were styled by Gordon Buehrig, the Duesenberg design chief.
New, these sold for $2,245; Originals offer regularly for $400k and up
He produced a total of 113 “continuation automobiles”– a mix for Lincoln and Auburn parts that was both real to the initial 1930s design but frequently used some modern-day running equipment.
Cars and truck on the set of the movie Seabiscuit:.
The style was beautiful, Art deco affected, with sweeping body lines. Speedster owners of the era were known to park to show off the external chrome-colored pipes.
Source: California Classix.