Only two 1934 Auburn 652X Broughams are known to exist, and one of them will be preserved now that it has been donated to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum in northeast Indiana. The donation was made by car owners Tali and Lynn Petersons of Baltimore, Maryland, the museum announced.
“This is the first 1934 Auburn in our collection and it fills an important slot in our museum’s story,” museum curator Sam Grate is quoted in making the announcement.
“Stylistically, it was a departure from any Auburn before it. Being the rare brougham body style with only one other known to exist, we are honored to be the stewards and representatives of this exceedingly rare automobile.”
In the last update on “Beautiful”, our 1934 Ford 5 Window Coupe, Matt was able to get the engine to turn over with very little work. Today we are going to work on flushing the engine and radiator of all the rust and debris and start putting the engine back together. On a recent pick Matt was able to pick up two new water pumps amongst other parts for for 34 Fords. After a day of tinkering we made major progress on the “Beautiful” and may have moved her under her own power!!
Today’s AutoHunter Spotlight is on a 1934 Ford Standard 5-Window Coupe purchased by the seller’s grandfather from the original owner’s widow in 1963. It underwent a body-off restoration completed in 2012 and is a multiple AACA winner from years 2013 through 2018.
The all-steel body is finished in Dearborn Blue and black paint and features a single driver-side mirror, hood louvers, front and rear chrome bumpers and a color-matching spare tire cover that houses a full-size spare.
New angora trims the bench seat and door panels.
Powering the Ford is the original 221cid 21-stud Flathead V8 mated to a 3-speed manual gearbox.
The odometer shows 36,435 miles, which the seller notes only a few of those were added since the restoration.
1934 Pierce-Arrow was based on stunning early concept car
Pick of the Day is an elegant 840A Silver Arrow coupe
The original Pierce-Arrow Silver Arrow was one of the world’s first concept cars, a limited run of five stunning vehicles created to debut at the 1933 New York Auto Show and then to be displayed at the Chicago World’s Fair.
With the Bonnie and Clyde story coming back to the fore with the Costner and Harrelson film “The Highwaymen” directed by John Lee Hancock released by Netflix this 2014 article from Hemmings on the history of the death car is a good read, especially if you follow all the links that Daniel has researched. The genuine car is sadly sitting in a Nevada casino.
Read the rest of the article here be sure to follow all the links
Good article from The Old Motor on the 1930’s Chevrolet “Knee Action” suspension
Today’s lead image dated to November 6, 1934, by the source, shows either a 1934 or ’35 Chevrolet “Knee-Action” promotional car equipped with it parked in front of the St. Louis Monument located in Forest Park at St. Louis, Missouri.
This form of independent front suspension was developed by Andre DuBonnet, and Chevrolet’s version of it pictured (below) was offered on some 1934-’38 models. It was a very advanced system, although in use it required a considerable amount of maintenance and repair. Overall it was not a success, due to the automaker rushing its version of the system to market without enough development and testing. This in turn led to many of the cars equipped with it being converted to the standard Chevrolet I-beam axle with semi-elliptic springs as used on other models.