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1929 Auburn 8/90 Cabriolet


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The Auburn Automobile Company started life in Auburn, Indiana as the Eckhart Carriage Company in 1875, founded by Charles Eckhart. Near the turn of the century, Eckhart’s two sons grew intrigued by the up and coming horseless carriages and began to experiment with building one of their own. In the early 1900’s, they began the transformation into a mainstream car maker. In 1909 they consolidated two small car manufacturers and moved the newly formed Auburn Automobile Company into a new plant. They enjoyed moderate successes early on, but by the time the 1920’s rolled around, they began to struggle. In 1924, Auburn was stuck with a glut of approximately 800 unsold cars and was facing bankruptcy. A highly successful car salesman named E.L. Cord was hired in a desperate attempt to shift the inventory. His idea was simple but very effective. He had the unsold cars repainted in bright colors and positioned in store windows and out in the public eye. The brightly colored cars found buyers, and the company was saved from receivership. As a reward for his work, E.L. Cord was offered a position as head of Auburn Automobile Company. But Cord countered the offer given to him from the board of


left-hand-drive 1929 auburn 8 90 convertible black leather restored

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    For sale
  • Category
    Auburn > 8-90
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2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146, Missouri
United States

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