1929 Auburn 8-90 Eight Speedster

Pebble Beach week is coming up, and RM Sotheby's will once again host an auction there. It will run from August 18 to August 20. Ahead of the auction, RM Sotheby's brought some of the cars from a Detroit-area collection that will be offered for the press to check out. They included a 1927 Miller race car, a 1929 Auburn 8-90 Speedster, 1956 Porsche 356 A, 1964 Porsche 356 C and a 1971 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona. Expected sale prices for these vehicles range between $90,000 at the low end for the 1956 Porsche, to as high as $850,000 for the Miller race car.

Video Transcript

- This is a 1929 Auburn 8-90 Speedster. This particular car has some interesting provenance to it. It was once part of the enormous Harrah's car collection, and it actually still has the tag that every car in the Harrah's collection had mounted to the firewall. Now later on, when that collection was liquidated, it was purchased by the daughter of EL Cord, who used to run Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg brands out of Indiana.

This particular model, it's an older restoration. But when it was restored it was really high quality. It won its class at Pebble Beach one year. And now it's going to be available at the RM auctions in Monterey, California. They're expecting it to go for between $300,000 and $350,000. It has a straight-eight engine and a manual transmission.