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1928 Auburn 8-115 Phaeton Sedan

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Last June, we lost a good friend and avid old car fan – Clay Thomas. A true southern gentleman, Clay made many friends touring with his wife Mary Ellen in their Marmon and Auburn. The family has expressed a desired to see these cars be passed on to an equally enthusiastic old car lover that will continue to enjoy the driving of such special classics. The Marmon was sold last fall and now only the Auburn remains. It is located in Charlotte, North Carolina.


1928 Auburn 8-115 Phaeton Sedan - For Sale


-          Reportedly the 1928 New York Automobile Show display model. Purchased by a Mr. and Mrs. Craig at the show and driven home to Indianapolis. Remained in their family until the late 1960’s

-          Very rare model and the first year for roll up windows on the four-door convertible

-          Beautiful tricolor paint with gorgeous deep red leather interior

-          Lycoming 8 cylinder 300 ci engine, 3 speed transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel brakes on a 130” wheel base

-          Bijur lube system, King-Seely gas gage and dual side mounts

-          Clay Thomas bought in 1973 and commenced a no expense spared, ground up restoration

-          AACA Awards include First Junior, Senior, and many Repeat Preservation Awards

-          AACA National Award – Thomas McKean Touring Award - in 2015

-          Recognized as a CCCA Full Classic

-          A well sorted touring car that has completed many tours over the 45 years owned by the Thomas family

-          Years of maintenance records, tires replaced in 2018 with new Firestone 7.00 – 18 wide whitewalls.


This was a dependable tour car and driven regularly. It is currently being detailed and serviced so it will be ready for the upcoming tour season. It has never been abused but lovingly exercised similar to the Marmon.

The family is encouraging reasonable offers in the 90's. For more information, contact Russ Rogers at 704-589-2983 or by email at mbrjr60@twc.com  





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Great car but as to it being the automobile salon show car. All automobile salons that were held ( NY, Chicago, LA, SF) were by invitation to viewers only not for the general public and only had custom bodied cars there. This is a regular catalog offered car so could not be at the custom body salon. Perhaps at the auto show, that is indeed possible but you would have to have some definite  proof. I am not knocking the car in any way , just trying to keep history on the correct path.

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