1929 Auburn 8-90


  • 1929 Auburn 8-90 Sedan
  • Fully Restored
  • 246 Cubic Inch Inline 8
  • 3-spd Manual Transmission
  • Engine #'s Match Title
  • 71,541 Miles Title reads Actual


Vehicle Specs

If you're familiar with classic cars, the name Auburn should make you sit up and pay attention pretty quickly. Part of the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg empire, it was the stylish, affordable sibling to the mightiest cars ever built. And this 1929 Auburn 8-90 sedan is one of the finest examples of its kind, showing just 71,541 original miles on the car and NJ title.
This incredible Auburn was unearthed in 2000 and treated to a cost-no-object restoration that took 12 years and you can see the results. Dressed in black with Navajo Green accents, this striking sedan looks simply spectacular. The Auburn is unique, standing out with its horseshoe-shaped grille and stand-alone headlights, along with the split windshield that gives it a distinctive look. Finish quality is exemplary, with doors that close with the most wonderfully solid sound and the folding hood opens with ease and latches without a fight. Paint quality was most certainly not this good in 1929 but for a car designed to be flashy, this one fits the bill perfectly. There's not much chrome, remarkably enough, but the grille, headlight shells, and door handles are beautifully finished. Nothing was overlooked during this car's restoration.

The tan cloth interior has also been expertly restored to re-create 1929 luxury. Pleated seats, simple door panels with gorgeous garnish moldings, and that oversized steering wheel all give the Auburn a substantial look and feel from inside. It's beautifully finished with clean stitching and correct windlace around the doors, and even the interior handles and knobs have been restored, an expensive proposition all by itself. Rear seat space is massive, with legroom sufficient for Wilt Chamberlin, and it's ornately finished with delicate ashtray covers, ornate assist straps, and a robe rail behind the front seat. The dashboard is accented with wood inserts and a centrally-mounted instrument panel with pinstripes and rebuilt gauges that monitor all the engine's vitals.

A Lycoming-built 268 cubic inch straight-8 engine makes a rather robust 96 horsepower. However, the real benefit of the straight-8 is torque and smoothness, and combined with a rather steep 4.44 rear end gear ratio, it is happy to pull the big sedan around at barely more than a walking speed in high gear. It's fully rebuilt and detailed for show under the long hood, with olive green engine paint and black accents. Details like the vintage coolant hoses and cloth-covered wiring are all part of the reason why this car is an award-winner. The three-speed manual transmission is not synchronized, so you'll need a quick double-clutch between gears, but the action is light and clutch take-up is smooth. 4-wheel mechanical brakes are effective for the period and the single exhaust has a powerful-sounding eight-cylinder hum. The chassis is nicely detailed and those green wooden artillery spoke wheels.

Upscale elegance that's still ready to show or ideal for touring, this Auburn is an exquisite find for a shockingly reasonable price. Call today!

South Jersey Classics is a 10,000-square-foot classic and specialty collector automobile dealer, featuring 50+ vehicles. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Newfield, NJ. Our Dealership is on US Route 40 just off New Jersey Route 55, Exit 39B heading towards Elmer, NJ; conveniently just 40 Minutes East of Philadelphia, 40 Minutes West from the Major New Jersey Shore Points, and 30 minutes North of the Delaware Memorial Bridge. Our Showroom is conveniently accessible from all major Southern New Jersey Roadways including New Jersey Turnpike, I-295, I-76, NJ Route 42, NJ Route 55, US Route 40, Atlantic City Expressway, and New Jersey Parkway. Our website is www.SJClassics.com and our phone number is (856) 521-0832. Don't hesitate to get in touch with us anytime for more information or to come to see the vehicle in person.

Engine Type
Engine Size
246 Inline 8
Transmission Type
3 Speed Manual
Body Color
Body Style
Interior Color
Seating Type
Bench With Floor Shift
Seat Material