Up for sale is a 1978 Auburn Speedster with only 2,337 miles. I’ve owned the car for 11 years and the third owner.  The car was originally built by Woody’s Custom Collectibles in 1980, using a stretched Ford LTD chassis by a husband/wife couple (see last 2 photos) from Tuscon Arizona. He did all the mechanical/body work and she did the interior/convertible top work. Plexiglass side windows, not pictured, are included.  The car has never seen rain.  I ran through an unavoidable puddle once and it killed me. If you are looking to win car shows, impress friends or just want a hot car for a good price, try this Boattail Speedster Replica. Photos 14,15 show cuts in canvas top, photo 15 shows scratch at front end, photos 21,22 show the car before the new tires. I have upgraded the following; New Diamond Back Radial tires, (235/75, 3.5″ whitewall)- 1575 miles on them. Heavy Duty Water Pump. Heavy Duty Alternator with built in voltage regulator. Rebuilt 2bbl Carburetor and new rubber fuel lines to accept today’s fuel. Heavy Duty Electric Fuel Pump. Petronix Electronic Ignition. LED stop/tail lights. Wedding Air Horns. The original Auburn Automobile Company was one of the great successes of the 1920’s.  By combining the Auburn with the Cord and the Duesenburg, the Indiana based automaker had become the number one name in American made luxury cars.  But once the Depression hit in 1929, Auburn sales plummeted.  By 1935 the Auburn division was in desperate straits.  The new president, Harold Ames, gave designer Gordon Buehrig and engineer August Duesenburg a paltry $50,00 and 2 weeks to completely redesign the line.  The crown jewel of the new line was the 851 Speedster.  Buehrig combined a dynamic exterior with its aggressive grille, teardrop headlights, wing front fenders and a boatail rear with Duesenburg’s straight 8-279 cubic inch engine to produce an instant classic.  As a promotional stunt, Auburn sent popular race car driver Ab Jenkins to the Bonneville Salt Flats to see what the new Speedster could do.  With the new supercharged version of the new engine, Jenkins was able to average 100 mph for a 12 hour period, an astonishing speed for 1935.  To commemorate this, all Speedsters were given a dashboard plaque certifying and guaranteeing that the car could go 100 mph.  Unfortunately, at $2,245 dollars, less than 500 were sold and by 1937 the Auburn was gone.

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Location: Deer Park, New York, United States