1928 Auburn Model 88 Victoria
1928 Auburn Model 88 Victoria. This Auburn runs well and is a joy to drive. It was repainted in the 1970s and the paint is showing its age. The interior is still factory original, with the exception of the carpets and some chrome. The original exterior soft-top is still intact without rips or tears. The car is very straight and solid. The only thing missing is the mechanical fuel pump. It currently has an electric pump. All in all, this Auburn is in remarkable original condition for a 80+ year old survivor that has never been restored. The odometer reads an amazing 43,058 miles.
Auburn introduced the Victoria in mid 1928 and they were discontinued by late 1929. Only 2 examples are known to exist and this the only 8-cylinder model. This is your chance to own a one-of-a-kind early CCCA recognized classic. The vehicle is ACD Certified and all numbers match.
Condition: Wonderful antique automobile. A true time-capsule with great lines. Dual side-mounts plus the impressive radiator and cowling, the extremely rare hood ornament and giant period headlights are truly appealing. Recent work has included a new radiator ($2k), new gas tank, new water jacket, refurbished transmission, serviced brakes and rear-end in addition to normal servicing of all mechanical components as changing belts, hoses, etc. The temperature gauge has been rebuilt plus new lock cylinders installed in the door and trunk. The side-mount mirrors are not original to the car. Repairs needed: Windshield wipers are not functioning nor is the gas gauge.
The engine is a Lycoming Model GS Straight 8. It has a bore of 2-7/8" and stroke of 4-3/4" for a displacement of 247 cubic inches. It develops 88 horsepower.
The car is also equipped with Lockheed Hydraulic Brakes on all 4 wheels, Dayton Wire Wheels, Lovejoy Shock Absorbers, a Bijur Chassis Lubrication System, Ross Steering Gear, a Warner Gear Transmission and Columbia Axles.
There is a video composed by the previous owner on Youtube. If you search there on "1928 Auburn 88 Victoria" it will come up and you will get a good tour of the car and how it works. I have many more pictures and can send them to you. I am forced to sell the car due to my rheumatoid arthritis making it impossible for me to enter the car.
Long Beach, CA
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