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If These Cars Could Talk: 1935 Auburn 851 Speedster


Museum Curator, Sam Grate, invites you to join him in a series of monthly car-side presentations featuring different automobiles from our galleries.

Join us for an in-depth look at the many automobiles in our collection and discover their part in our history. If These Cars Could Talk is a monthly program offered by museum staff for free to the public on the first Saturday of each month.

Designed by famed automobile engineer, Gordon Buehrig, the Auburn 851 Speedster is one the fastest and most sought-after Auburns that the company ever produced.  It features a three-speed manual transmission with a supercharged Lycoming in-line eight-cylinder engine and produces 150 horsepower at 4,000 rpm. The Auburn Speedster set 70 new American and international stock car records and was the first stock car to exceed 100 miles per hour in a 12-hour period.

This presentation will be held in the museum galleries next to the car from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 6, 2021 and is offered to all patrons for free with museum admission. For more information, including the specific location of the presentation, please call ahead at 260-925-1444 or see an associate at the admission desk.


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