RM Auctions Monterey 2014 Preview – 1936 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster Is First American Supercar

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So, if the Chrysler Airflow Eight from the previous article is a delightful curio in the evolution of the modern family car, this Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster will definitely get us back-on-track for sportscars.

Supercars, even! This machine was one of the most powerful and rapid American cars ever made, and perhaps one of the best-handling as well. This was well before any Corvettes or even any Mustangs. Decades beforehand.

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Until this point, the most sporting cars were some mini Duesenburg’s all the way to giant Packard’s and Hudson’s.

This Auburn split the difference in size and power, with a supercharged V8 to keep up with the v16 Cadillac Madame X — and anything other road car from America in the 1930s!

1932 Cadillac V-16 452B Madame X Imperial Sedan -- Gooding & Co. Amelia Island 2014 -- Sold for $264k 26 Gooding Cadillac 1932 V16 Madame X GIF3

In fact, the Auburn factory included a plaque stating each car had been certified at 100-mph before leaving the factory!

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That was fast – double the top speed of almost any other car of the time period.

This beautiful and important machine will hit the RM Auction block in Monterey this August 15th/16th.

Act now if you love it, cars like this do not come around often. This Auburn might be one of the most beautiful American cars ever made.

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