1932 Auburn 8-100-A Cabriolet in Mexico

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05 Feb 2018 04:32 - 05 Feb 2018 05:08 #34088 by 8-100 A Cabrio
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Hi all… first post in years! I live in Mexico and I collect and restore old cars down here. A few months ago I got my first Auburn, a 1932 8-100 A Cabriolet. I just used a bit to start to know it and see how everything worked… it does mostly good but I do need to get the two speed axle working (it is stuck in the high position now and I live in a hilly area which makes it feel really underpowered). I also need to check on the gas and oil gage, and the open exhaust/shock absorber control. I have been searching the forum looking for information and learning about the car, find it’s missing parts, get everything working properly in order to do a cosmetic restoration soon.

I live in Mexico, and bought the car down here, but it was imported from the US a few years ago. The car seems to have been an older restoration in the US to which chrome wheels have been added, instead of the wood wheels, which I also got with the car. It is a black with carmine red car, but I am not sure if it is painted in the correct pattern. Anyhow, I have some thoughts about leaving the color combination but redo it in a different pattern and add blackwalls and a black top, if all of that was an available combination, as I want to do the car as correct as possible.

The car’s data plate says:
Model 8-100-A
Ser. No. 3879F
Engine No. GU67778

Unfortunately there is no Limousine body data plate

There is a plate affixed to the dashboard that says “Welcome to Doc’s lake / June 22-23 1963 / Iowa region C.C.C.A.”

Being an old “collector” car, I would like to ask if anybody knows anything about it, perhaps something on it’s prior history?

I have several questions, but for starters, I would like know recommended sources for parts. The car is mostly very complete, but I need at least the distributor and cable metallic covers, a set of dashboard pull and switch knobs, wire wheel removal tool, rubber running board covers and surely some regular maintenance items.

Thanks in advance!
Victor



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05 Feb 2018 05:19 - 06 Feb 2018 15:58 #34090 by 8-100 A Cabrio
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05 Feb 2018 18:50 #34092 by RandyEma
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Hello Yes the car has traveled around . I have seen it in Calif in the late 60s and at Barret Jackson in 1984 and I do have the body #. R

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05 Feb 2018 21:34 #34094 by RandyEma
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The Limousine. body co number is L27-4530 .R

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06 Feb 2018 00:31 - 06 Feb 2018 00:32 #34095 by 8-100 A Cabrio
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Thanks a lot Randy! I appreciate it.
Does anybody reproduce the Limousine body co. tag? I just became a member of the ACD club, but have no info or directory yet.
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06 Feb 2018 01:02 #34096 by 8-100 A Cabrio
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Thank you, Randy, for the info of the car. Glad you have it registered.

The title, dated 2006 is to the name of: Timothy C Wilson, in Cape May, NJ,, and it was imported into Mexico in 2013, so, yes!... it has clearly traveled around!

Victor

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