1935 Auburn Coupe 851
Price: $1,173 f.o.b.
Options on this car: Twin side mounted spares, white sidewall tires.
Engine: Lycoming eight-in-line
Displacement 279.9 cu. In.
HP @ RPM: 115 @ 3,600
Electrical system: 6-Volt
Clutch: Single dry plate Diameter: 10”
Transmission: 3-speed selective.
Gear ratios 2.873/ 2.873 / 1.680 /1.00 (3.760 reverse)
Final drive: Dual Ratio two-speed axle drive: Spiral bevel
Ratios: 5:1:1 Low, 3:41:1 high
Steering: Ross cam-and-lever
Brakes: Bendix 4-wheel hydraulic
Drum diameter 12”
Tires: 6:50 / 16 (radial) for better handling
Measurements and weight:
Tread, front: 59”
Tread, rear: 62”
Shipping weight: 3,415 lbs.
Crankcase: 8 quarts
Cooling system: 20 quarts
Fuel tank: 20 gallons
Fuel consumption: Approximately 10 miles per gallon regular gasoline
This Auburn Coupe 851 was restored in 1982 by Greg Tyree and his team of craftsmen and was taken by the owner to Pebble Beach in1983 and it won in its’ class. The world famous black-and-white photographer Ansel Adams was a judge in 1983 and it was to be his last before his passing on April 22, 1984.