1930 Auburn Convertible Sedan

Summary

The Auburn Automobile Company, based in namesake Auburn, Indiana, built its first car in 1900. The firm was a moderate success until Errett Lobban Cord took the helm in 1924. He gave the Auburn modern styling and advanced engineering, and he turned the mid-priced car into a genuine hit. The Great Depression reversed Cord's sales gains and Auburn folded in 1937.

The Auburn Automobile Company, based in namesake Auburn, Indiana, built its first car in 1900. The firm was a moderate success until Errett Lobban Cord took the helm in 1924. He gave the Auburn modern styling and advanced engineering, and he turned the mid-priced car into a genuine hit. The Great Depression reversed Cord's sales gains and Auburn folded in 1937.

Artifact

Automobile

Date Made

1930

 On Exhibit

On Loan - Shanghai Auto Museum (Anting, Shanghai, China)

Object ID

78.88.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal
Canvas
Rubber (Material)
Leather
Chromium
Zinc alloy

Color

White (Color)
Green
Black (Color)
Gray (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 65.25 in

Width: 68 in

Length: 180 in

Wheelbase: 125 in

Length: 2.875 in  (Bore)

Length: 4.75 in  (Stroke)

Diameter: 18 in  (Wheel Diameter)

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