Lincoln In Drag: 1936 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster Replica – Sold!

Jan 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

A number of classic cars are so revered for their timeless beauty they end up inspiring a cottage industry building replicas at more affordable prices than the real thing.  While Porsche Speedsters and Ford Cobras are the first of these that come to mind, the classic Auburn Boat Tail Speedster listed on Craigslist in Andover, Massachusetts reminds up of just how beautiful these 1930s automobiles were.  The current caretaker is asking $42,500 for his factory-built replica.  A quick scan of other Boat Tail replicas on the Auburn Speedsters Marketplace page reveals this example is priced at the lower end compared to the numerous examples currently listed for sale on that site. 

We love the classic lines of this replica and surprisingly the orange over tan color combination works in this car.  While it retains the Auburn’s original beauty on the exterior, the rock-solid Lincoln frame supporting a 351 cubic inch Windsor V8 and C4 automatic transmission provide the ability for just about anyone to service it.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“This car is just unbelievable. Only 4300 miles on the build from a California company who built these at the factory. It is on a Lincoln frame with a 351W motor C4 tranny and Ford rear end. Beautiful tan leather interior. Fantastic orange metallic color that pops in the sun. Just the right amount of pearl metal flake. Real knock off wire wheels on Vogue tires. Multiple trophy winner. It rides,drives,shifts and sounds super.I have had many old cars and by far this is the most “thumbs up”car that I have ever owned. In storage now but can be seen. I would store it for the winter for any buyer. I am a 71 year old collector who is thinning out the herd. 

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