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Touring the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana

Every so often you come across a museum that really gets your emotions flowing; a car guy's paradise. This was how I felt after visiting the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. The word "wow" was about all I could say when I stepped into the Art Deco Original Company Showroom on the first floor of the administration building.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum's Art Deco Showroom

The building that the museum is housed in is the former International Headquarters of the Auburn Automobile Company. In 1930 the building contained executive and general offices, design studios, a sales department, an engineering department, and the showroom. It has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum

The museum displays some 120 or so vintage cars with the museum's title cars taking top billing.
First up for Auburn is this 1926 Auburn 8-88 Roadster. I just love the orange and cream color scheme.

1926 Auburn 8-88 Roadster

Of course you need a few Cords. How about this gorgeous 1936 Cord Convertible Coupe?

1936 Cord Convertible Coupe

Or maybe this 1930 Cord L-29?

1930 Cord L-29

And finally, Duesenbergs. You have your choice of several beautifully maintain cars like this 1932 Duesenberg Torpedo Convertible Coupe and this 1932 Duesenberg Model J.

1932 Duesenberg Torpedo Convertible Coupe

1932 Duesenberg Model J

Leaving the showroom floor you enter "Gallery of Special Interest" with many different vehicles on display. Include in the display was this 1933 Checker Model T taxi.

1933 Checker Model T

Have you ever seen a 1911 Metallurgique Speedster? Me neither.

1911 Metallurgique Speedster

1911 Metallurgique Speedster

Up on the second floor is more rare goodness like this extremely rare 1901 Haynes-Apperson.

1901 Haynes-Apperson

In the Gallery of Classics you will find greats such as this 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster.

Gallery of Classics

1935 Auburn 851 Speedster

These are just a few of the great cars that the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum has to offer.  If you want to see more images of the beautiful cars available at the museum head over to our photo site. BG Customs Photography.

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum


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