Welcome! This is THE car that was selected by Artist John Souder to be on the 2016 ACD Festival poster, "The year of the Enclosed Auburn". I hope that you will enjoy the photos and information here.
Front view of the 2016 ACD Festival Poster car
Pulling the car from the display floor. This car has not been outside of the building since 1979!
This Auburn was built for the 1912 "Boston Auto Show", it features ELECTRIC lights front and rear! (The Museum's 1911 Auburn has Carbide (gas) lights.) This is also the first "Enclosed" Auburn. This may seem silly by today's standards, but most cars built at this time were of the open type. The car is "Right Hand Drive", as there was not a "Standard" until about 1917. You can see the battery box on the Running Board in the photo above. The car sold for $6200 in 1912 ($156,000 in 2016!) You may have also noticed that there is only one door for the front, and one for the rear. When this car was new, the Owner would drive,He would already be seated, and his mechanic would crank start the engine, and then climb in. If there were Passengers, the Mechanic would jump out, run around to the rear door (on the curbside only) and help them out. If, for example the car was driven to a movie or show, by the time the Ladies in the rear had disembarked, the owner had climbed out, and the Mechanic/Chauffeur would then pull the car away to a parking spot and wait for their return. This car has not been started or driven since 1979, and we are working to have it driving in the "Parade of Classics" on September 3, 2016.
April 21, 2016, It runs, and we take it for a drive!