1936 Auburn 654 Six Phaeton Sedan (1936)

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To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' The Sáragga Collection event, 20 - 21 September 2019.
Estimate:
€50,000 - €80,000

An original Portuguese-delivery exampleRecent restoration workWonderful entry-level example from a great American name

Indiana automaker Auburn is most famous for their great V-12 and supercharged eight-cylinder models of the Classic Era, but in their final three years of production, 1934 through 1936, they also produced a six-cylinder model of reasonable size and sturdy engineering. The Auburn Six was built by Lycoming and produced 85 brake horsepower from 210 cubic inches; it was available in many of the same attractive body designs as the eight-cylinder models, including the four-door phaeton sedan, but was distinguished by different trim, including the bumpers and headlights.

The very rare 1936 Model 654 offered here is an original Portuguese-delivery example, sold new by the Vacuum Oil Company, Auburn importers in Lisbon. Having received recent restoration work, it is finished in a charming period colour similar to the Auburn Cigarette Cream, with brown upholstery and a black fabric top. Much of the interior hardware and finishes appear original, including the dashboard with its metric gauges.

Undoubtedly one of very few Auburns supplied to Portugal and of fewer still to remain there, this is a fascinating American antique and should be highly rewarding to own.


Entregue originalmente em Portugal
Trabalhos de restauro recentes
Excelente modelo de acesso a uma grande marca Americana

O construtor, que estava sediado no estado do Indiana, tornou-se mais conhecido pelos seus grandes V12 ou pelos oito cilindros dotados de compressor, na Era Clássica. Mas, nos seus três derradeiros anos de produção, de 1934 a 1936, também produziu um modelo de seis cilindros, com um tamanho mais razoável e qualidade técnica robusta. O motor Auburn Six foi produzido pela Lycoming, desenvolvendo 85 cv a partir de uma capacidade de 210 ci (ou 3441 cc); estava disponível com muitas das carroçarias utilizada nos Auburn de oito cilindros, incluíndo o Four Door Phaeton Sedan, mas distinguia-se pelos restantes acessórios, como os pára-choques e os faróis.

O muito raro Model 654 de 1936 aqui apresentado é um exemplar originalmente destinado a Portugal, vendido novo pela Vacuum Oil Company, importadores da Auburn em Lisboa. Tendo recentemente recebido intervenções de restauro, revela-se numa charmosa combinação cromática da época, semelhante ao creme Auburn Cigarette Cream, com interior forrado a castanho e uma capota de lona. Muitos dos materiais e acabamentos do interior parecem originais, incluíndo o painel de instrumentos, com os seus mostradores exibindo unidades métricas.

Sendo, sem duvida, um dos poucos Auburn vendidos novos em Portugal, torna-se ainda mais inédito que ali permaneça. Trata-se de um artefacto industrial americano, cuja propriedade será certamente muito recompensadora.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/pg19.

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  • Year: 1936
  • First registered: 1936

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