02 January 2013

1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster

rear front view

The 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster was designed by Gordon Buehrig and is considered one of the most beautiful cars ever built. The shape of the front bumpers, the sweep of the pontoon front fenders, the rake of the grill and the windshield, the swoop of the belt molding past the driver's compartment to the rear, and the teardrop rear fenders from a design that has endured the generations. There is more than just styling to this automobile. From the hood are four pipes that signify Supercharging coming from the Lycoming 150 horsepower, 289 cubic-inch, straight-eight engine. Each Boattail Speedster carries a certification by Land Speed Record holder Ab Jenkins that this automobile was driven to 100.1 miles per hour prior to shipment.
Only 146 of the Speedster model were produced in 1935.

super charged engine