Beginning life as an original all-steel 1935 Auburn 851 Cabriolet,
this car received a full frame off rotisserie restoration and
features less than 100 miles since completion. Power comes from a
500ci Cadillac V8 engine professionally rebuilt by L&R Engines
of Santa Fe Springs, CA. The engine is topped with an Edelbrock 750
cfm carburetor and features a balanced and blue printed rotating
assembly. Additional engine upgrades include Harland Sharp Roller
Rockers, COMP 260H camshaft, double roller timing chain,
high-volume oil pump, new water pump, four-core radiator and MSD
ignition system. The engine breathes through a true dual exhaust
system with MagnaFlow mufflers and powder-coated exhaust manifolds.
The engine produces a dyno-tested 402hp and 532 ft/lbs of torque.
Power is routed through a GM Turbo 400 automatic transmission with
long-tail-shaft Ford 9-inch rear end with 3.55 gears, Truetrac
differential and 31-spline axles. For stopping power, the Cabriolet
uses a set of Wilwood disc brakes mounted on the original Auburn
spindles with the master cylinder and brake lines custom installed.
A Painless Wiring harness keeps everything connected, and the
Auburn dash features Dakota Digital gauges and NOS parts. Finished
in red over a caramel-colored interior, the Auburn rides on
custom-built wheels that feature the original hubcaps. The custom
removeable hardtop was done in the original-style Haartz cloth.
This car started life as an all-original 1935 Auburn and is titled
as such, not a special construction or fiberglass kit car.