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He doesn't like the 35/36 as much as the earlier cars.   Personally,  I can't think of a better prewar car to tour or show with than a 35/36 Auburn.  Plenty of power and speed,  great styling,  and easy to work on.

 

This is the first time since 1954 that we haven't had at least one in the family.

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1 minute ago, alsancle said:

He doesn't like the 35/36 as much as the earlier cars.   Personally,  I can't think of a better prewar car to tour or show with than a 35/36 Auburn.  Plenty of power and speed,  great styling,  and easy to work on.

 

This is the first time since 1954 that we haven't had at least one in the family.

 

 

I can can help you out with one if you like. Well sorted!

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Seems to me they did and shawn Miller might have one.  May have been discussed here years ago.  I know it is not PB Bob but you should check out the Belltown meet some year.. 

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Belltown was one of the BEST IN THE STATE, sorry I've missed it again. Back in the 1970's it was filled with Brass era cars. Did the field get changed, of have I mixed it up with  East Hampton. Lime Rock Vintage Festival on Labor Day weekend, "Southbury'"now in Bethlehem Fair Grounds, Machinery show in Kent, Hershey, Lake Compounce CSRA Swap meet then it snows.

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Hi Bob, yes, 3 venues for Belltown since 70s.    These days, maybe last 20 years, it has been at "haddam neck fairgrounds"  Still very focused on prewar stuff.  Lots of Fords, Classics and unusual stuff like this Detroit Electric...

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I saw a couple cool Franklins, a nice coupe I did'nt snap a picture as I have some of it already, and this one.  Thought they were all trekking... 😊

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Some nice Cars.  I don't care for the color of the Auburn, but hey if the price was right I could live with it.  I do like the maroon interior.  Maybe some Maroon accents would be a good start.  I would almost take the Packard over it I think.  

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They did make a coupe.  It was released late in the 35' model year.  About the rarest Auburns around.  Estimated to be six left out of a hundred and some made.  

 

It was a cabriolet body with fixed wood/chicken wire top.  I know of a few coupes that were turned into cabriolets since open cars were worth more at one time.  

 

Comfortable car to drive,  back window rolls down and with cowl vent it moves air nicely.  Ours has been driving down to Auburn fall for 40 years now.  

 

Bad thing with an Auburn is block problems.  They are really thin under the valves and all seem to be cracked.  They also have 7/16" fine head bolts into cast iron so they have all been helicoiled or they strip out.  

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Was the car show the 852 cabriolet in or near Cromwell CT  ?   It has a serious exhaust extension.  I think I know the car. 

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Curti, I believe long term owner is in cromwell area.  I know the car has been restored a long time, he was a regular at our now defunct Glastonbury aaca show.  Nice guy, i have no idea how he keeps that car so perfect!

 

AJ, can get a side shot.  Deal is they bought back older models, refurbished and resold.  Besides mechanical updates the rooflines were dropped.  Technically, this brass era body was sold as a new 31!

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10 hours ago, Janousek said:

They did make a coupe.  It was released late in the 35' model year.  About the rarest Auburns around.  Estimated to be six left out of a hundred and some made.  

 

It was a cabriolet body with fixed wood/chicken wire top.  I know of a few coupes that were turned into cabriolets since open cars were worth more at one time.  

 

Comfortable car to drive,  back window rolls down and with cowl vent it moves air nicely.  Ours has been driving down to Auburn fall for 40 years now.  

 

Bad thing with an Auburn is block problems.  They are really thin under the valves and all seem to be cracked.  They also have 7/16" fine head bolts into cast iron so they have all been helicoiled or they strip out.  

If you are looking for an unrestored  Coupe, Shawn Miller via significantcars just sold one to Mark Spandakow  and he may be willing to part with it (he was more looking for a next project than a Coupe). 

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Thanks John,  but one Auburn is plenty for me.  If it wasn't the wife's car then I'd fill the space with something I like.  

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4 hours ago, Janousek said:

If it wasn't the wife's car then I'd fill the space with something I like. 

 

 Brad you better be careful even entertaining thoughts like that. I don't think that car is going to be on the market for a long, long time if ever.

 

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1 hour ago, alsancle said:

Well that year in an open car would work.  I don't really want a coupe if I'm stepping up to an Auburn.  I could have bought many regular sedans as well,  but haven't becasue i still want open,  though a convertible sedan would be the top choice as a speedster is just out of reach.  I do like the cream one with the aluminum re body recently listed in Hemmings but I'm about 60G short. 

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A three window coupe is much better than a convertible sedan in my opinion. 

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