New Auburn owner saying hello...

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02 Jun 2012 15:44 #22953 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 next year...

Thanks in advance for any help

Peter

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02 Jun 2012 23:29 #22963 by Chris Summers
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Hi Peter,

If you haven't joined the Club yet, please consider - it's a small price to pay for the amount of technical and historical know-how you'll have opened to you, plus opportunities for a lot of interesting meets and events. Are you in the US?

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03 Jun 2012 04:43 #22965 by barwick27
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Thanks Chris, yes I did join the club...it's the first thing I did when I bought the car....and no, I'm not currently in the US but the car is.

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03 Jun 2012 04:47 #22967 by Chris Summers
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Glad to have you and welcome aboard.

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03 Jun 2012 05:03 #22968 by barwick27
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Thanks Chris...I'm hoping to make it over to a few of the events, maybe this year, but if the car is ready next year I'll bring it along.

I forgot to mention that even though I live in Switzerland (I'm originally from the UK), the car will be staying in the US as I intend to do a few road trips and enjoy the car and drive it as they were meant to be used.

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Peter

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03 Jun 2012 05:09 #22969 by Chris Summers
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Terrific. Hope to see you around and meet you in person.

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