1935 Auburn Coupe

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:

Wheelbase: 126”

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.

Dave and Monika