Made in 1926 the Auburn 8-Eighty Eight was designed by E. L. Cord himself in Auburn, Indiana with the hopes of creating a American made sports car that had a special mark as a sign of distinction for the rest of the world to take notice. The two door touring cars were powered by Lycoming 4.2 Liter straight eight cylinder engine ranging from 88 HP all the way up to 115 HP giving the car an 85 MPH top speed. The 88’s styling was performed by Al Leamy, a recent addition to the Auburn staff and would become famous in the years to come, with the design of the L-29 Cord automobile.
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March 14, 2006 12:14