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1929 Auburn 8-90 Cabriolet
1929 Auburn 8-90 Cabriolet
1929 Auburn 8-90 Cabriolet
1929 Auburn 8-90 Cabriolet
1929 Auburn 8-90 Cabriolet
1929 Auburn 8-90 Cabriolet
Year 
1929
Make 
Auburn
Model 
8-90 Cabriolet

In the 20’s the Auburn Automobile Company was in desperate financial trouble. They had 800 cars built that they could not sell and they were facing receivership. One of the Auburn board members named Wrigley, had a chewing gum company in Chicago where he met a young car salesman. He introduced that young car salesman to the Board of the Auburn Automobile company and they hired him, giving him stock options, so that he, too, would benefit if he managed to turn the Auburn Automobile Company around. That young car salesman was the now-famous Erret Loban Cord. Cord immediately took the 800 cars that they were having trouble selling, put them in body shops all around Auburn, Indiana and painted them “pretty colors”. The brighter, flashy colors on the cars enabled them to be sold and, thus, saved the Auburn Automobile Company. The Cabriolet is one of the rarest models of the 8-90, and this one appears to have all of the accessories – dual running lights, dual cowl lights and the accessory trunk rack. It also has dual side-mount spare tires and a comfortable rumbleseat. A wonderful caramel leather interior makes this one of the showiest Auburns of all time. This is a car that would be welcome on the field at any of the finest Concours.