Auburn turned the industry on its ear with a new V12 for 1932. Designed by chief engineer George Kublin, it utilized a narrow, 45-degree vee with horizontal valves in the heads, operated by a single camshaft through rockers. It developed 160 bhp from 391 cubic inches, more efficient than Packard or Lincoln. Priced from $1,105, it was an incredible bargain.
Restored nearly a decade ago, this Auburn Twelve Phaeton Sedan retains its natural beauty. The two-tone red color scheme with orange pinstriping is attractive, and the paint has held up well. All panels show a good fit. The tan canvas top fits well and is complemented by a matching cover for the rear-mounted trunk. The car is fitted with Trippe driving lights, which are in excellent condition. The dual side-mount spares are uncovered and carry mirrors at the top.