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Matt Harwood

1936 Auburn 654 Cabriolet *SOLD*

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*SOLD* Unusual six-cylinder Auburn with a lot of options. Beautiful restoration completed just before it went on display at the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum about 20 years ago, so for the most part it's still pretty fresh. A very high-quality restoration with nice chrome, great paint and interior, and fine attention to detail. When we got it from the museum, it had been in stasis for two decades so the usual needs were addressed. All-new fuel system, including Gas Tank Renu for the tank, rebuilt fuel pump and carburetor using parts from our friend Curt at Auburns Midwest. The brake system was flushed, although it appears that they had DOT 5 silicone fluid in it, so it was in excellent condition and all we really needed to do was to adjust the brakes, fill it with fresh fluid, and bleed the system. The shoes are new and the brakes are shockingly effective. The radiator was pulled and boiled out and the block was reverse flushed and then chemically treated to flush out any contaminants--it runs at 170 degrees now. Car has dual sidemounts, a working AM radio, and a dual range rear end that we just serviced and appears to be working correctly, although you'll probably only use high range. The car starts quickly, idles smoothly, and drives beautifully. You should consider replacing the tires, which are more than 20 years old and if you can get radials, they will make this a fantastic tour car. I have personally had it to 60 MPH, where it seems pretty happy, so it's a wonderful high-speed machine. 3-position top is excellent and includes matching boot. Everything works except the fuel gauge, which is capillary style, and the clock, which merely seems to be disconnected but we have not investigated. Everything else is a go, including wipers, lights, etc.


Price is $79,900, which appears to be a great value for a beautiful, fast, well-restored Auburn convertible with a rumble seat. I will be sad to see it go. More photos available on our website.











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Very well presented, this Auburn piece.  It would be OK with me if you decided to keep it, hehe 


Maybe I missed a post, where are you on the manifold issue on the 41 Limited?


Dale in Indy





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It's very rare for any car to sell in less than 90 days. But on about day 95 or so, the buyers show up. This one sold on about day 101. Everyone gets twitchy, worried that it's not selling, but it's like clockwork sometimes.


I'm going to miss this one a lot. I enjoyed driving it and it really looked good hanging around the shop.



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