The 1932 Auburn 8-100A Speedster was the Auburn Automobile Company’s most spectacular 8-cylinder offering — an ideal Depression-era road machine for those who could afford it. It offered outstanding performance for a dashing couple, with the flexibility of a 2-speed rear axle providing a low ratio for city use and a high ratio for open roads in all three gears. Today, few Auburn products are more desirable.
This Speedster has been certified as Category One by the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club, as it has an original 8-100A chassis, engine, transmission, axles, body and all other major components. It is crucial to note the originality of the body, which was built for Auburn by Union City Body Company.
The present owner acquired the Speedster body in 1989 and, with the goal of creating a perfect show car, spent five years restoring it on an original 8-100A chassis that was born with sedan coachwork.
It has subsequently been judged a Senior Grand National winner by the Antique Automobile Club of America, and it has reached Senior Premier status in the Classic Car Club of America. The most recent award was earned at the Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s in 2012 — 18 years after the completion of the restoration.