1932 Auburn 8-100A Custom Deluxe

1932 Auburn 8-100A Custom Deluxe Boattail Speedster

To be on display in the Museum June 5 – July 17, 2015

Ashmead Auburn front side top up   Ashmead Auburn rear top up


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.