1932 Auburn 8-100A Custom Deluxe Boattail Speedster
To be on display in the Museum June 5 – July 17, 2015
Dr. Ashmead’s Black and Pearl Gray Speedster is one of the first six Speedsters built in 1932 out of a total of 84 produced, 63 of which included the eight-cylinder engine. It is unusual in that its Lycoming Straight Eight sports a Schebler carburetor helping the car to produce 110hp as compared to the later cars which were equipped with Stromberg carburetors producing 100hp.
The car was delivered new to its owners, a honeymooning couple, in northern California in 1932. According to its A-C-D Certification, it is the only known Custom Deluxe Speedster on the registry for 1932. The Custom Deluxe model included covers for its side-mounted spare tires, a Pines Waterfront grille, Pilot Ray lights, and a lug wrench as standard equipment. Optional equipment includes the chrome wheels, double whitewall tires, stone guard, Pearl Gray paint, heater, a Philco cathedral head radio, and a rear view mirror with integral clock.
This vehicle participated in The Elegance at Hershey 2015 event.