Comments - Defunct US Carmakers: Auburn

Published: Mar 26, 2013
Description: Auburn was actually a collection of a few different brands of automobile, all of which were brought down by the Great Depression. The loss of Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg represented one of the bigges...
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Adam Thomson Mar 27, 2013
Id give another great company: Pierce Arrow
Tim Collgate Mar 26, 2013
They said in the beginning they weren't going to do ones like Pontiac but the one that are less known and they should definitely do stutz
Bobby Mccracken Mar 26, 2013
Tucker,Plymouth, Pontiac, Mercury, Stutz, Oldsmobile,
Tim Collgate Mar 26, 2013
Ya they should do studebaker another Indiana car manufacturer that's dead
Lucas Raggio Mar 26, 2013
The auburn boatail speedster is one of the most beautiful cars ever
Scuttle Buttocks Mar 26, 2013
Or Dusenberg
Colby Church Mar 26, 2013
I'll give you another good defunct US automaker: Studebaker.
Tim Collgate Mar 26, 2013
Been to their museum, it has some really interesting stuff including an unrestored 300 sl, there's tons of car museums in that area check 'em out if you're ever near there
Markus Svensson Mar 27, 2013
Very nice - the front looks kind of menacing
Dave Stewart Mar 26, 2013
It's actually pretty cool
Max Jabaay Mar 26, 2013
How much do these sell today?
Darren Nardo Mar 26, 2013
Stunning !! So far ahead of its time.
Tim Collgate Mar 26, 2013
Oh should have read the rest of the article as they mention fwd
Tim Collgate Mar 26, 2013
Ya they were the first with popups, and fwd, cord and duesenberg had a lot of firsts
Taylor J. Blake Mar 26, 2013
Hide away headlights. Rarely seen on cars this old
Jason Ware Mar 26, 2013
1935 cord 810?
Description: Wanting to move with the times, the founder's sons took advantage of the Midwest being the sudden epicenter of the new automotive business and joined with two other local automotive companies to becom...
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Description: Cord was an interesting man, one who would later go on to own a whole transportation empire, serve as a Nevada state legislator, and grace the cover of Time Magazine. When he was brought in to run Aub...
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Nick Rowe Mar 26, 2013
Now that's one hell of a résumé..
Emil Klossie Kleijsen Apr 07, 2013
Oh god... I mean, wow.. That took my breath away
Jj Call Mar 27, 2013
I love the Speedster. Absolutely one of my favorite cars ever.
Markus Svensson Mar 27, 2013
This is just awesome
Tim Collgate Mar 26, 2013
Larry that would be called restorod
LarryandStephanie Espana Mar 26, 2013
True roadster and supercharged....I wish America would still make cars this cool....old looks with new technology of course.
Ethan Amo Mar 26, 2013
Wow this is amazing even by today's stamdards
Lucas Raggio Mar 26, 2013
Fantastic
Rico Turner Mar 26, 2013
These were unbelievable.
Tim Collgate Mar 26, 2013
I love how the red wheels and red interior match
Taylor J. Blake Mar 26, 2013
Land yacht. But I love it
Nick Rowe Mar 26, 2013
Oh this looks so badass
Description: Cord was able to return Auburn to profitability almost immediately, thus allowing him the opportunity to take a few more risks. The risks he would take would center around something he had seen in 192...
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Description: Cord’s idea was that FWD would allow the car’s ride height to be lowered substantially, allowing for more freedom with the design and a less carriage-like appearance in general. So in 1929, the new Co...
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Tim Collgate Mar 26, 2013
Caddy xts but there are more ugly fwd cars than good looking ones
Noah Gavurin Mar 26, 2013
JCW cooper hardtop
Lucas Raggio Mar 26, 2013
Is the merc cla fwd. cus i like that
Nick Rowe Mar 26, 2013
Citreon DS3....
Paul Trahan Mar 26, 2013
Pretty much spot on Chris.
Rico Turner Mar 26, 2013
@ Chris... I'm thinking...dang you're right!
Chris Gaines Mar 26, 2013
lol and look what it brought us.. nowadays fwd is synonymous with ugly econoboxes and family vehicles. name one unquestionably good looking fwd car today
Description: The first of these was the 1935 Auburn 851 "Boattail" Speedster, powered by a supercharged 4.5-liter inline-eight engine. Then there was the 1936 Cord 810 and the related 812 (the designation for supe...
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Description: Competing as it was with companies like Packard, famous for reliability, Auburn’s problems became very apparent, and dealerships would start bailing. The other issue was the obvious problem that Aubur...
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Chris Marshall Ernst Mar 26, 2013
Didn't Auburn make a car with a small hatch in the front fenders to store your golf clubs in?
Dale Schroeder Mar 29, 2013
This just puts modern retro-styled cars to shame.
Darren Nardo Mar 26, 2013
Beautiful!!
Noah Gavurin Mar 26, 2013
i love whitewalls, they're impossible to keep clean though
Lucas Raggio Mar 26, 2013
White wall tires!
Jason Ware Mar 26, 2013
Is that a aquajet jetbike in background? Saweet.