September Automobile of the Month - 1934 Auburn 652Y Phaeton
Each month the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum designates one of its automobiles to be the Automobile of the Month. Visitors are able to pick up and take home with them a full page of information about the spotlight automobile. The September 2014 Automobile of the Month is a 1934 Auburn 652Y Phaeton, graciously on loan to the museum from Gary and Marsha Grcic of Columbus, Ohio.
1934 was Alan Leamy, Jr.’s last year working for Auburn Automobile Company. His design of the Auburn for that year was a restyling of his work on previous years, 1931-1933, but with a sleeker look and unique hood louvers. The 1934 Auburn exhibits art-deco design, from its horizontal hood louvers to its tall and narrow radiator shell.
The Auburn 652Y Phaeton is powered by a 209.9 cubic-inch Lycoming six-cylinder engine that produces 85 horsepower. Its wheelbase measures 119 inches and the vehicle weighs 3,348 pounds. New, this car sold for $945.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum – where the world’s finest cars of yesterday live today! Over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars are displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. The museum is located in the original 1930s national headquarters of the legendary Auburn Automobile Company and is a National Historic Landmark. The museum is open from 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Last admission one hour before closing. Visit the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, a place where automotive history comes to life! Shop the Museum Store Online today! automobilemuseum.org
Experience the passion as you step back through time to the golden era of automobiles. Walk the same hallways as the automotive giants of yesterday. Touring the museum will give you an impression of what a day at Auburn Automobile Company must have been like in the 1930s.