THE AUBURN, CORD, DUESENBERG MUSEUM...
A few years ago, I drove down from Chicago to Auburn, Indiana, to visit the Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Museum. I had one of those cheap disposable cameras, and made the mistake of getting them developed at Wal Mart, so the print quality on these was awful, compounded by the fact that they printed them on a non-glossy paper... If you ever find yourself in Indiana, make it a point to visit this magnificent museum. They also have the National Automobile and Truck Museum of the United States (NATMUS) in their backyard... It's a great way to spend a day.
|Here's one of the star attractions at the ACD Museum. It's the famous 1966 Duesenberg prototype...|
|Here's the 1966 Duesenberg prototype in full view...|
|Downstairs, in the front window is this fabulous 1935 Auburn Boattail Speedster, on a revolving stand...|
|Here's an early Gordon Beuhrig design study, for his 1948 Tasco... Buehrig patented his design for the T-Top style roof design, which would appear commonly on American cars some 30 years later...|
|Here's the actual 1948 Tasco that Buehrig built...|
|Here is a 1936 or 1937 Cord styling study in clay...|
|This is another one of Buehrig's 1936/1937 Cord styling studies...|
|The thumbnail may not look like much, but look CAREFULLY at the enlarged view of this photo. It's the original blueprint for the fabulous 1937 Cord Phaeton...|
|In the main showroom, you'll see this early 30's Model J Duesenberg... I don't remember who the coachbuilder was on this one...|
|Ceiling detail in the showroom....|
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