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1932 Auburn 12-160A Speedster

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

Regular price $750.00

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Automobile enthusiasts Baron Jr., Miles and Sam Collier of New York's Collier Advertising dynasty were instrumental in forming the Automobile Racing Club of America in the 1930s. This 1932 Auburn Speedster was owned by Sam Collier, who nicknamed the car "Beelzebub." The vehicle was modified for racing by adding the small windshields, the large tachometer, additional lamps and the copper cooling coil. The vehicle was road raced in Europe in 1933 against smaller cars such as MGs, Bugattis and Ford Model As. In 1936, Sam raced it at the Cotton Carnival Road Race in Memphis, Tennessee, where he took top honors for the Touring Class. In 1937, Sam's brother, Baron Jr., sped to a second place overall victory in the Climb to the Clouds race held at Mt. Washington, New Hampshire. Technical: The 1932 Auburn 12-160A Speedster is powered by a 391.0 cubic-inch displacement Lycoming V-12 engine that produces 160 horsepower. The car has a wheelbase of 132 inches and weighs 4,235 pounds. The car was sold new with six wire wheels and a tachometer for $1,539.