For Sale: 1928 Auburn 8-115C in Conroe, Texas


Vehicle Description

L-head inline eight-cylinder engine, 115 HP, three-speed manual transmission, solid front and rear axles with semi-elliptic leaf springs, four-wheel Lockheed hydraulic drum brakes; wheelbase: 130" Errett Loban Cord was a man of vision who led a very interesting life. Whether it was cars, politics, real estate, or broadcasting, Cord approached everything he did with bravado and gusto. In fact, the cars built by his Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Empire reign supreme as some of the most beautiful creations to every ply the road. Built during the Golden Age of the motorcar, these were cars of class and prestige that spoke volumes in high society. Simply put, one’s arrival to a societal event in one of Errett Cord’s cars meant one had arrived in style. Certainly no one would have missed the arrival of this gorgeous 1928 Auburn 8-115C Cabriolet. One can just picture its stunning silhouette against the marquee as it pulls up under the lights. Restored and finished in a lovely two-tone maroon and cream its stretched and sweeping fenders speak to a time when longer was better. Starting at the front, Auburn’s signature rounded grille is a marvel of design while two huge headlamps and twin Trippe safety lights give it a larger than life appearance. Twin side-mounted spare tires carry leather covers with period-correct accessory rear view mirrors. At the rear, an auxiliary luggage trunk adds excellent storage capacity while a storage compartment behind the passenger side door is perfect for carrying golf clubs to the country club. This Auburn rides on color-keyed wire wheels with wide whitewall tires that give it a dashing appearance. Although Errett Cord’s cars were always well-known for the opulence and grandeur, power was never overlooked. Power for this Auburn comes from the Lycoming straight eight that’s rated at 115 horsepower. The engine compartment on this car is clean and nicely sorted and it runs as good as it looks. The interior is everything anyone would expect with beautiful leather, fine stitching, and opulent trim appointments. The dashboard is beautifully styled with center-mounted gauges and clock. This Cabriolet also carries full certification from the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Club (A-431) including Owner’s Verification of Originality, Certification Team Report, Serial Number Recordings, and Review of Origins and History that solidifies the provenance of this car. There are not many cars that can carry the class and prestige of one of Errett Cord’s masterpieces and this Auburn Cabriolet is a car that commands attention wherever it goes. Seldom seen, this top of the model line example, with its solid restoration and ACD Certification, is also a fully recognized CCCA Classic. Built in a time when flamboyancy was a source of pride the Auburn 8-115C Cabriolet made a dramatic statement and is ready to impress once again at club meets and tours. Listed on behalf of Worldwide Auctioneers.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-909312
  • Year:1928
  • Make:Auburn
  • Model:8-115C
  • Exterior Color:Maroon/Cream
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Engine Size:Straight Eight
  • Title Status:Clear