The original 1935 and 1936 Auburn Speedster has become one of the most sought after Collector Cars from the Classic Car era. You only have to see one to understand why. With prices now north of a half million dollars for Concours quality cars I know I will not be buying one anytime soon. They are definitely "for those who have never relished the commonplace".

Thanks to those who decided years ago to start building Auburn Speedsters again, the newer Auburns (non 1935 / 1936 models) are readily available at a 10
th of the price of an original. These newer cars are referred to as Reproductions, Replicas, Replicars or Recreations.

Glenn Pray, President of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company, refers to his 866 Speedsters as Second Generation Cars or Auburn Continuations. Glenn states that his cars were never meant to be Replica's of the originals. His cars are modern day versions of the original Auburn Speedster. Luxuries such as power steering, power brakes, air conditioning and modern V8 drive trains with independent suspensions were not available on the original cars, but they were on his cars. Since Glenn has owned the original Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company (ACD Co.) since 1960 I would have to agree with his line of thinking.

Glenn Pray's (ACD) Company, located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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put the Auburn Speedster back into production in 1968. His cars were referred to as Auburn 866 Speedsters. The "8" was in keeping with Auburns original 8 cylinder series of cars and the "66" from the year 1966 when the engineering started on the New Speedster. 866 Speedsters were built from 1968 through 1981. Due to health reasons, Glenn stopped building cars. He continued selling original Auburn and Cord parts and performing restoration work from his factory.

Long time friend Felix De Geyter and Glenn have started a registry for the cars that the ACD Co. built. Glenn's cars are still considered by owners of original and newer cars to be the most authentic looking neo-Speedsters. His early cars used straight Auburn 6 style bumpers front and rear but that changed and the correct style bumpers were incorporated into later production cars. Glenn used original Auburn trim and chrome on his cars as inventory allowed. As parts were depleted, new parts were produced. Glenn's 866 Speedsters found homes in Americas wealthiest garages and around the world.

Due to the success of the 866 Speedster, new replicar companies were started. These new players were soon offering their versions of Glenn Pray's Auburn. At the peak of the Auburn Speedster Replica wave, there were as many as a dozen Speedster variations being offered by other manufacturers. Many of these companies lasted into the early to mid eighties.

Thinking back, Glenn Pray's company was one of the first to reintroduce the styling of the Classic Cars with modern drive trains. It was this line of thinking that started the Replicar industry. I can remember from the early seventies through the eighties some really exciting cars being offered. Reproduction Jaguars like the SS100's, C and D Types Jag's, Cobra's, '55-'57 Thunderbirds, Classic Mercedes, '53 Corvettes and Ferraris of all models seemed to be in all of the car publications at that time. There were lawsuits from the original manufacturers trying to stop the offering of these cars, some succeeded; others did not. Some are still in the court rooms today. The market was there for Replicars. These cars were available three ways; (1). Turn Key Complete (2) Complete, less drive trains or (3) As a Do it Yourself Kit. In my opinion, the "Do It Yourself Kit" was responsible for the death of so many of the replicar company's and the end of this type of car. There were build quality issues along with safety concerns. Once a kit left the manufacturers doors, no matter how high of quality the kit was, the finished cars end result was determined by the abilities of the builder(s). Offering kits made these cars more affordable, but it also yielded many poorly constructed and or never completed cars. If the early replica manufacturers had only offered completed cars or completed cars less drive train; I think that there would still be a high market demand for new replicars today. Carroll Shelby and Superformance are certainly selling a lot of Cobra's. Anyway, those are just my thoughts. The non-Auburn Replicar Industry is another story.

Below is a listing of the Auburn Speedster manufacturers that I am aware of. Keep in mind that some of the contact information can be more than 30 years old. I have also included Auburn Speedster parts suppliers that are currently doing business. After researching the history of the Auburn Automobile Company and compiling this list, I found it interesting to see all of the use or misuse of the registered trademark names "Auburn", "Cord" and "Duesenberg" that have taken place.

 

last updated:  December  2007

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Auburn Speedster parts suppliers
These Companies are still actively in Business

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club / website: www.acdclub.org

It is a great organization that will allow you to learn more about your Auburn. The website and the monthly catalog are helpful in finding those parts that you have been seeking. Being able to attend the National meet in Auburn, Indiana each Labor Day weekend is worth the membership alone. Test drive their web-site. Membership does not require you to own an ACD car. "For those who have never relished the commonplace"

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company / contact: Glenn Pray (ACD club member)

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company
122 S. Elm Place, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, 74012
Tel: 918-251-3161

website: www.acdfactory.us / website: www.glenn-pray-cord-group.com
 

Auburn-Cord Parts / contact: Stan Gililand (ACD club member)

Auburn-Cord Parts
1400 N. "A" Street, PO Box 547, Wellington, Ks. 67152
Tel: 620-326-7751 / Fax: 620-326-6302
email: [email protected] / website: www.auburncordparts.com
 

Auburn Midwest / contact: Curt Schulze (ACD club member)

Auburn Midwest
N. 4864 1180
th Street, Prescott, Wis. 54021
Tel: 715-262-3183 / email:
[email protected]

 

Auburn Parts / contact: Walter Pfeifer (ACD club member)

Auburn Parts, Woodmere, NY.
Tel: 516-569-4638 am / 516-295-3712 pm
 

California Custom Coach / contact: Alex Christodulidis

            California Custom Coach
            5215 N. O'Connor Blvd, Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75039
            Tel: 972-443-9823 / email:  [email protected]
            email: [email protected] / www.cccspeedster.com

 
Milestone Motorcars / We have a few Auburn Parts listed on this website. (ACD Club Members)
      
            Visit the Speedster Market Place or our Auburn Building

 

Prototype Research Ltd / contact: David Carlaw (ACD club member)

Prototype Research Ltd
230 Alberta Lane, Box 1330, Cambellford Ontario, Canada, KOL 110
Tel: 705-653-4525 / Fax: 705-653-4800
email:
[email protected]
website:
www.prototyperesearch.com

 

Speedster Motorcars / contact: Jeff Akins

Speedster Motorcars
3226 Big Ridge Road
Glenville, NC 28736
website: www.speedsterhardware.com

Contact Mike Akins, email:  [email protected]
 

Auburn Speedster manufacturers
These companies are still actively in Business

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company / contact: Glenn Pray (ACD club member)

Manufactured: Auburn 866 Speedsters 1968-1981, 874 Auburn    
        Phaetons 1974 -1981 and the 8/10 Cords 1964 -1966.

Currently offers: parts and restoration service for original Auburns,
      Cords and 2
nd Generation Auburns and Cords

Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company
122 S. Elm Place, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, 74012
Tel: 918-251-3161 / website:
www.glenn-pray-cord-group.com

 

Classic City Motors / contact: Gene Daley

Manufactures: Auburn 2 and 4 place Speedsters starting in 2007

Classic City Motors
Auburn, Indiana
Tel: 260-402-7163 / Website:
www.classiccitymotors.com

 

Prototype Research Ltd. / contact: David Carlaw (ACD club member)

         Currently manufacturers: Auburn 2 and 4 place Speedsters, also
              offers replacement parts for original and reproduction cars.

           Prototype Research Ltd
           230 Alberta Lane, Box 1330, Cambellford Ontario, Canada, KOL 110
           Tel: 705-653-4525 / Fax: 705-653-4800
           email:
[email protected]
           website:
www.prototyperesearch.com

          

Speedster Motorcars / contact: Jeff Akins

         Currently manufactures: 1936 Auburn Speedsters. Speedster Motorcars also offers
         replacement parts for original and reproduction cars along with Restoration Services

Speedster Motorcars
3226 Big Ridge Road
Glenville, NC 28736
website: www.speedsterhardware.com

Contact Mike Akins, email:  [email protected]
 

Former Auburn Speedster manufacturers
note:  The Companies listed below are NO longer in business,
some of this information can be as old as 30 years...

Antique Auto of America

Manufactured: Auburn 2 and 4 place Speedsters along with a Cord.
 
             DBA the following:

 Antique Auto of America / Antique Auburn of America
          611 Commerce Drive, Largo Florida, 33540
          Tel: 813-586-2824

            Southeastern Replicars / President: David Samuel

          12082 62
nd street, North Largo Fla. 33543

          Tel: 813-535-1957

           
Northeastern Replicars
          23 Orchard Place, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601
          Tel: 914-229-7792
 

Auburn Cord Duesenberg Motor Company of California

Manufactured: Auburn AR211 Speedsters (2 place) and Auburn
       AR411 Speedsters (4 place)

  Auburn Cord Duesenberg Motor Company of California
3004 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, California, 90026
Tel: 213-666-9092
 

Auburn Cord Motorcars / Auburn (Cord) Motorcars of America

manufactured: the "Encore" Auburn Speedsters in 2001 and 2002,
        Auburn Encores were priced at $57,795. A Cord was planned
        but never materialized.

  Auburn Cord Motorcars
9036 Ila Road, Carsville, Georgia, 30521
Tel: 770-338-9634 / website:
www.auburncord.com

 

Auburn Speedsters Company / established 1971

         Manufactured: Auburn Speedsters "they looked like a copy of a
                Glenn Pray Speedster only they were on a shorter 126"
                wheelbase..."

           Auburn Speedsters Company
         361-B Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY. 14202
 

California Custom Coach / subsidiary of the Auburn Speedster Company

Manufactured: Auburn 876 Speedster, 2 and 4 place cars

 California Custom Coach
          1285 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, California, 91106
          Tel: 213-796-4395

 California Custom Coach
          830 N. Lake Street, Burbank, California, 91504
          Tel: 213-841-1342
 


Classic Cars of London / division of Anden Holdings Ltd.

Manufactured: Auburn 886 Speedsters

 Classic Cars of London
          980 Adelaide Street South, London Ontario, N6E 1123
          Tel: 519-686-5480 / 519-672-2091

 Classic Cars of London
          341 Talbot Street, London Ontario, N6A 2R5
          Tel: 519-672-2091 / 519-686-5480
 
            Classic Cars of Lauderdale
          Royal Trust Plaza, Suite 204, 2810 East Oakland Park Blvd.
          Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33306
 

The Classic Factory / owner: H.T. Price

Manufactured: Auburn 2 and 4 place Speedsters and the 812 Cord

 The Classic Factory
          1454 E. Ninth Street, Pamona, California, 91766
          Tel: 909-629-5968
 

Elegant Motors / establish 1973 / owners: Del Amy and Dick Passwater

Manufactured: Auburn 856 Speedsters (2 place car) and Auburn
       898 Speedsters (4 place car), 820 Cord and a Duesenberg
       "LaGrande", 1973 - unknown

  Elegant Motors
832 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46204
Tel: 317-634-5200
 

Glassic dba: Replicars / The Parker-West Group

Manufactured: Auburn Speedster, called the Romulus. Supposedly only produced 4-5 cars. Their molds... or others, I do not know..."

  Glassic - Replicars
3175 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33406
Tel: 305-684-2888
 

Indy Exotics / owner: Harry Broaddux

Manufactured: Auburn Speedsters 2 and 4 Place cars along with a
                 Cord. "Indy Exotics bought the old Elegant Motors"

           Indy Exotics
         7610 Lake Road, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46217
         Tel: 317-881-9067

           Indy Exotics
         1551 Churchman Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46203
         Tel: 317-784-1119
 

Linberg Engineering / owner: Bob Linberg

Manufactured: The A36 Auburn Speedster "these cars are small 
        cars and were built on VW chassis..."

 Linberg Engineering
          35111 Lodge Road, Tollhouse, Ca. 93667
          Tel: 209-855-8221
 

Vintage Autoworks Incorporated

Manufactured: Auburn WL Speedster "I really do not know if they
        were a manufacturer or just a builder..."

            Vintage Autoworks Incorporated
          6615 North Ave., West Palm, Florida 33405
          Tel: 305-583-6037
 

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