Lot 32
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100000 - 150000 EUR
"Serial number: 33195F Engine number GH 4437 Rare on our roads French title By introducing the supercharged version of the Auburn 851 at the New York Auto Show in January 1935, the American manufacturer guaranteed its customers that the vehicle was capable of exceeding the symbolic speed of 100 mph. This 1935 Auburn 851 Supercharged convertible benefited from a high quality restoration in 1979, enabling it to win numerous elegance prizes such as 1st prize in the Montlhéry Golden Age Cup competition. It has also been featured in film productions. The Auburn 851 SC is equipped with a Lycoming 280ci in-line 8-cylinder engine, a "Schwitzer-Cummins" centrifugal compressor and a "Cummins" engine. Cummins" centrifugal supercharger and Stomberg carburettors. It offers performances close to those of contemporary Cadillacs and Packards. The gearbox is a 2x3 speed with short and long ratios, which makes the 851 SC the first American car to have a 6 speed gearbox. It is a rare model as only 500 were produced between 1934 and 1936. It entered the current collection in 1985 and has retained the benefits of a very high quality restoration. The mechanics have just been rebuilt (12,000 euros of invoices) by the Motors Corner garage in Nice.
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