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1932 Auburn In Hemmings Does anyone know the story?

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Wood wheels were an option on some Packards as late as 1936.

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16 minutes ago, Restorer32 said:

Wood wheels were an option on some Packards as late as 1936.

Any pictures of a  1936 Packard with wood wheels?

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I know dealers offered crazy options.  Many I think went unsold. I had a sheet for 59 chevy accessories with roof racks on 4 door sedans.  I've seen them on wagons,  but still don't recall seeing on on a 4 door before.  GM even printed in the 1970 Chevy accessories book a list of options for the 1970 Monte Carlo Convertible. 

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Less than one page of Googled pictures shows this one.  Enlarge it if you want to check the wood grain.  Gorgeous car.

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They actually don't look too bad on that.  Probably because the color compliments the body color. 

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Looks like a standard 1932ish Auburn Cabriolet that has had modifications to the rear body tub (they cut back into body to get 4 passengers inside and in doing so also closed up the rumble seat or trunk lid).  The wood wheels are proper Auburn with accessory hub covers.  The grill has had 1934 inserts installed and heavily modified sheet upper and lower grill sheet metal, as are the running boards modified.   The dash inserts and instruments are 30's Cadillac, but the tachometer looks correct Auburn.  The steering wheel and horn button are not Auburn.  The trunk hinges/spare tire compartment are 1938-1941 Cadillac 60 Special Fleetwood.   The taillights are 32/33 LaSalle.   The hood doors are not Auburn.  And, the bumpers are Ford.  Auburns 8's have a tendency when proper sized tires are installed to look a little small wheeled - common problem (a fair number of people put a larger profile tire on their cars when restoring). 

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Xander "fixes" Auburns Cord??????????????????????????????????????????????                     LOL!

 

 

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That car has been for sale on Hemmings for quite some time.  Dont walk away, RUN !

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I was looking for education rather than any real interest in buying it. 

Besides the last Hemmings had two Cords that sold at auction for probably near record prices so maybe my old gal will finally be interesting enough to someone that I can buy an Auburn, and of course not the one above.   Of course those were special cords,  but the bottom usually comes up with the tide when the top rises. 

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I'm going to Google Auburn grilles before I say anything. 

 

Bob 

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3 hours ago, mercer09 said:

Xander "fixes" Auburns Cord??????????????????????????????????????????????                     LOL!

 

 

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I have a 54 Jaguar xk120 roadster to finish. Still offer free hood Friday's, on wall hanging Hudson hoods. And if you ACT NOW auburnseeker, I will throw in an extra hood at no cost. Just pay shipping and handling. Flip the hood around, and use it for a boat tail back end on the Auburn/Cord of your dreams.;)

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5 minutes ago, auburnseeker said:

They would make a dandy start to one. 

Sold!! Your order for two Hudson hoods has been placed. THANK YOU for shopping at Wild Iron Classic & Customs Cars. Please send a shipping address, and parts will be sent out Monday morning C.O.D.:D

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Well I'm working on an oil rig in the gulf of,  you'll have to wait a few days.  Just forward them to this third party and I'll be in touch to send shipping fees when I'm back on dry land. ;) 

My friend here has a really good deal on a Hudson if you are interested.   Must sell it fast as he's being transferred.  Just send him a small down payment through Western Union and it's yours.  You can pay the balance once it shows up. 

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What drilling rig are you working on? Does that company own the pipe line out here, next to the water system that services the subdivision/development where I used to live? I hear that people out there have not been told about that. I am also wondering if the lawyers have been given the wrong/different documents? For the purpose of misleading them and others? It is the only thing that could make any sense? I can not imagine people would risk throwing away their careers over being part of some machine, trying to make things happen. I am sorry to say, that the purchase of another Hudson right now, would not be a good idea. I am trying to lease a building, and set my business back up. You see, some people came after me. It seems some people do not like getting caught, but they sure do like sticking it to others. A person has to be careful what they eat and drink out here when you rock the boat. They have a term for that? Attempted __________? I had a person tell me I should sign a fake lease. That sounds like a bad idea. That came from the same guy that told me I will be shown how it works. What a story out here. The hoods are yours if you want them, I hate to scrap them. Might take them out to the vintage salvage out here. And just give them to the owner, maybe he can sell them to someone in the future. 

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3 hours ago, 1937hd45 said:

I'm going to Google Auburn grilles before I say anything. 

 

Bob 

The grill screen is a modified 34 Auburn.

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I would love to have one for my truck as I'm pretty sure the front lip has had some less than professional repair at some time,  but don't have the gutts to dig into it, to see how bad it is.  Doesn't show with it down, so I can live with it,  but getting the right parts to fix it with would be nice.  Anyone headed to Hershey or Carlisle from Idaho?  

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I am into that free hood Friday thing.

But you have to take the fenders and all the other stuff too.

All or none.

 

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I do not think a Hudson hood will work on those fenders, with out some custom work. But you are more than welcome to have one of the hoods. I tried to give away the hoods before I sold my house out in Star. I had a lot of conversations with the neighbors about my free hoods. I remember one day I was sitting outside of the shop reading the operational agreement for Henry's?  I think that was the one I was reading. You have to understand what was going on at the time, to get the full story. As I was reading this, a guy came around the shop and asked what I was doing. Told this person I was reading all of this asset protection stuff. (just spent a lot of time reading legal stuff. Comp plans, CC&Rs, well reports) This person then asked if I was going to change any of it? Now that was a very strange comment to make. Why would this person say that? Unless this person had some knowledge about what all that stuff said? There is a very ugly story out here. It will shine a very large light on the set up of a person and a business. In some ways I feel sorry for a lot of people, they seem to have gotten wrapped up in this mess. I am sure all of these people who were involved in the events that took place in Star. Can point to all of the times they reached out to law enforcement, to bring attention to what was going on. I am sure all of those people can also point to all of the times they tried to tell committees and board members what was found. I know I can. City police, county police, state police, FBI, news networks, news papers and different groups have all heard parts of this story to some degree. I am not blaming any of those people, I know they are looking into this issue. It has been 6 years of paying a price for "doing the right thing" I was "told" when all of this started, that it would be two years, then I would be left alone.  It is very sad, that it is expected to just move on. "let it go" is what another person said. Standing up for people will send you down a very long road. I do not have anything against anyone, and I am not on anyone's side. But you can not do this stuff to people. Come get one of the hoods, if you want one. I will now throw in some humor to make me laugh this morning. (just got a call telling me the possible lease on a building fell through) What was the name of that person, that asked if I was going to change anything in that asset protection? It will come to me. 

 

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Here is a picture of the engine.  The guy just sent me for all of us who are curious about it. 

The car sure has a story to tell.  It would be interesting to hear it some day. 

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So if it's not some goofball Chevaubrolet with a small block V8, what the hell happened to it?

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3 minutes ago, Penske PC-7 said:

After several years at Cadillac, he was let go for the same reason.

So where are the tail fins?  You can't build a car from caddy parts without the signature fins.  It would have taken about that long to collect all the parts anyway.  No WWII tank or aircraft parts either. so he must have been in the millitary then. 

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2 hours ago, Matt Harwood said:

So if it's not some goofball Chevaubrolet with a small block V8, what the hell happened to it?

That's why I started this thread.  Inquiring minds want to know.

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I knew I had seen a picture of an Auburn Speedster with wood wheels.  Here she is in purple or lavender no less. 

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