Lot 1029

1935 Auburn 851 Supercharged Cabriolet Conversion


$72,000 USD | Sold

United States | Fort Lauderdale, Florida



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  • A dashing and finely detailed Auburn complete with rumble seat and rear-mounted spare
  • The cabriolet counterpart to the exclusive Auburn Boattail Speedster
  • Said to have been owned by the mayor of Auburn, Indiana in the 1960s
  • Professionally converted from a coupe to its present cabriolet form under his stewardship
  • Upgraded to supercharged specification—then a common and respected modification—at this time, complete with signature exhaust pipes on driver’s side and Ab Jenkins dashboard plate
  • 280 cu. in. supercharged straight-eight Lycoming engine; manual transmission with floor shift
  • Subtle two-tone ivory and cream exterior over a brown leather interior
  • Black convertible top and red wire wheels wrapped in blackwall tires provide a touch of visual contrast
  • Benefits from an engine and supercharger rebuild, as well as the installation of a new radiator core and the overhaul of numerous additional mechanical systems, by Steve Babinsky’s Automotive Restorations of New Jersey
  • Accompanied by 2016–2017 invoices from Automotive Restorations totaling nearly $75,000, as well as detailed descriptions of work performed
  • A CCCA Full Classic; also eligible for Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club events