1935 Auburn 851 Speedster
The Auburn Speedster was an American car, manufactured by the Auburn Automobile Company of Auburn, Indiana. The Auburn 851 Speedster of 1935 is the best known model of its stylist Gordon Buehrig, who might otherwise be known only for the Cord Model 810.
1925 First Auburn eight introduced as the Eight-In-Line.
1926 Engine size increased from 4.5 litres to 4.8 litres and the model renamed the 8-88.
1927 The 68 hp engine uprated to 115 hp and the car is renamed the 115. *1929 120 development of 115 introduced.
1930 125 introduced.
1934 The best known Speedster-the 851-introduced.It used a 4.5-litre supercharged engine,although unblown engine were also available.
1937 Auburn car production ceased.
Model - Auburn Speedster 851
location : Front,longitudinal.
Type : Water-cooled in-line flathead side-valve eight Cylinder with aluminium alloy cylinder head.
Cubic capacity : 4585cc/280cu in.
Bore x stroke : 77.78mm x 120.6mm/3.06in x 4.75in.
Valve gear : 2 in-line valves per cylinder operated by block mounted camshaft.
Fuel supply : Single Strombreg downdraft carburettor with Schweitzer-Cummins centrifugal supercharger.
Ignition : Coil and distributor,mechanical.
Maximum power : 150bhp @ 4000 rpm
Layout : Clutch and gearbox in unit with engine.
Clutch : Single dry plate
Gearbox : Three speed manual with synchromesh on second and third Ratios in 'high'
3rd 1.0 :1
Final drive : Spiral bevel with epicyclic gear dual ratio axle.
Ratio : 3:1 and 4.5:1
Front : Non independent with semi-elliptic leaf springs and hydaulic dampers.
Rare : Non independent with live axle,semi-elliptic leaf springs and hydraulic dampers.
Type : Worm and peg.
Type : Lockheed drums front and rear; hydraulically operated.
Wheel and tires
Type : Steel welded spoke wheels with 6.50 X 16"
Type : Steel box section X-braced chassis with steel Speedster body,2 doors,2 seats.
Dimensions and weight
Length : 4930 mm
Width : 1800 mm
Weight : 1700 kg
Maximum speed : 100mph