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Auburn Speedster paint scheme

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This is my favorite paint scheme for an early Auburn Speedster, but I don't think I've ever seen one painted this way. Are there any restored cars like this? (Or any originals?)

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I like the tire chains and no top in the winter.  Now that's real sports car driving. 

That would make a great photo for my avatar. 

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That’s a well known photo, looks like the car is black and possibly gray. Having driven a handful of Auburn Speedsters, I have come to the conclusion any color is fine by me.......they are just pure fun to drive. 

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15 minutes ago, auburnseeker said:

I like the tire chains and no top in the winter.  Now that's real sports car driving. 

That would make a great photo for my avatar. 

The driver looks pretty tall in relation to the car. I'm not sure he *could* put the top up, even if he wanted to.

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On 2/3/2018 at 1:04 PM, West Peterson said:

This is my favorite paint scheme for an early Auburn Speedster, but I don't think I've ever seen one painted this way. Are there any restored cars like this? (Or any originals?)

 

I agree with you West.  I'm a big believer in one color, but the Auburn belt lines were designing for at least 2.   Most/many current color schemes are horrible.   Here are a couple that I saw at Pebble that I liked:

 

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8 minutes ago, vintagerodshop said:

Here are two pictures of mine. I have since changed the tires to Blackwalls under the preasure of @alsancle.

 

Looks great.  Now get us some pictures with the real tires!

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Looks like it has a rear bumper from an Auburn using a rear trunk? Shouldn't speedster have a closer rear bumper bar? Just asking?

 

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9 hours ago, Brass is Best said:

That is a nice looking paint job. I can not recall any painted like that today.

 

 

The current Rolls Royce Dawn would be the closest today.  https://www.caranddriver.com/rolls-royce/dawn

 

And with Rolls Royce's 'Bespoke' special order program, one can have it painted in ANY color combination, including those vintage Auburn colors. 

 

Craig 

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AJ, the car had the new and trick Goodyear multiple rib side walls on it........a correct in the era design that have been out of production for quite a while. There were many positive comments on them. And, by the way, I just finished another set of wheels...........painted spokes so we can have blackwalls also.......where are my spoke covers?🤔

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