My 1930 Auburn 8-95 project car

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02 Jun 2012 15:39 - 07 Aug 2017 11:11 #22952 by barwick27
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Hi, I've just bought this 1930 Auburn Cabriolet 8-95 and am new to owning anything like this, so I thought I'd reach out and ask the ACD community for a little help in my research....

I'm told the VIN number (GR22157) and engine number are the same, on the wooden floor there is the number X-7534, if this is of interest to anyone, or maybe you can help me decode the car that would be great.

Does anyone know of a color chart or correct color spec for a 1930 Auburn? We've discovered that under all the red and black paint the original color seems to be a light green and a bright green stripe on the door.

I've been told it might be 'Cat's Eye Green' and 'Cat's Eye Gray' but they seem to be 1929 colors not 1930 colors...can anyone help in my search?

I found an old poster on ebay that seems to be a similar color, but with a darker green stripe on the door and a brown interior...

Even though mine has very little in the way of an interior, I still have enough to see that it had light green leather door panels and the same color leather for the tool pouch...at first I thought the color might be faded over the years, but some of the leather that hasn't seen the light of day is still pale green...were there other interior colors to these cars besides brown or black?

We still have a long way to go, but I hope to have it back on the road in the next few years...

Thanks in advance for any help

Peter
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02 Jun 2012 18:00 #22954 by 61xlch
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Hi Peter

great project and nice pictures. Keep us posted.
I am shure some of the fellows will be able to tell you more about the colors.

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Andreas

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02 Jun 2012 18:38 #22955 by barwick27
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Hi Andreas, thanks for the comments...I wish it were my workshop but it's a friends and yes I've told him he should clear some space around the car to work.

The chassis is all done and painted and recently he's been replacing the rotten wood with new wood, then we'll get around the the metal work...

I hope to have a fresh update soon.

Peter

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02 Jun 2012 20:21 #22957 by RandyEma
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Peter . This car by engine number is not a car I know about can you tell me where it came from . I am looking through color chips for you. Randy

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02 Jun 2012 20:29 #22958 by barwick27
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Hi Randy, I don't have much information at the moment. It's currently in California and the previous owner bought it about 10 years ago from someone on the East Coast (I think!).

But I'll send him an email tonight to see if I can find more details, even to see if he has a copy of the old title....

I'm still trying to make my mind up if I should stay with the original two tone green or go with a period color combination...

Thanks

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02 Jun 2012 20:55 #22959 by RandyEma
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hello .It sounds like a car that is in La Habra Calif and came from Billings Montana am I warm. Randy

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