History of Auburn
In 1900 he founded the company "Auburn", at the head of which stood the brothers Echarte - heirs of one of the largest manufacturers of vehicles on the West coast of the United States of America. In 1903 we developed several prototypes of cars that it was decided to run in the series.
However, the first cars that were familiar to modern human species were represented only in 1912. Model Ratenber was fitted with a four cylinder engine, with a capacity of 30 horsepower. The body had four seats, but in order to reach a large audience, the car was devoid of any options to provide additional comfort. In 1913, "Auburn" bought the company for the production of automobile bodies and now could independently develop, without having to adjust the layout of the chassis under the body of a third party. So was presented six Ratenber, which in addition to the new body has received a more powerful engine of 50 horsepower.
However, sales began to decline steadily, and "Auburn" became part of the Chicago industrial group, which was headed by the eldest of the brothers Akhatov. In 1919, was presented a new model called beauty 6, which was equipped with a six-cylinder engine "the continental", developmental 69 horsepower. By the way, the motors were one of the key disadvantages of, and cooperation with "continental" was discontinued after a not too successful sales model. "Continental" is switched to the development of rubber for vehicles, having achieved considerable success, and "Auburn" continued to engage in the creation of the car.
In 1924 the company "Auburn" was purchased by industrialist by the name of KORD, who planned to compete with such a giant as "Ford". Thanks to simple engineering solutions and rapid advertising, automobiles "Auburn" began to be sold, and saw the light of such models as the Speedster and SuperSpeedster. The car was equipped with engines of its own design, capable of 101 horsepower at the engine capacity of 4.4 liters. In addition, there were many modifications from the bootleggers who liked compact car, allowing you to transport large amounts of cargo and leave the chase.
Gradually, getting a decent income from the sale of small and cheap Speedsters, "Auburn" old dream Korda moved on to the development and production of luxury cars. To advertise new products, Cord registered "Auburn" for participation in all major racing competitions USA, gradually achieving each of them success. By 1929 the company had extensive experience in the production of sports cars, but preferred development of luxury cars, which have gained great demand among the Industrialists and big gangsters. For example, in 1929 it was sold to 22 thousand copies of the model 8-88, which is 17 times the number of sold cars of this brand over the previous two years.
In 1931 introduced a new luxury model called 8-98 and equipped with the new engines "Lycoming", capacity up to 135 horsepower. As a result, during the first year of sales were sold 28 thousand copies 8-98.
In 1934 and 1935 were presented new models 851 and 852, which was supplied along with the twelve cylinder engines "Lycoming" capable 145 and 150 horsepower, respectively. Model 852 was effective in terms of aerodynamic resistance of the air body and wide wheels that provide the best traction. However, the price was so high that rare buyer could afford to have this car. In addition, the main company Korda began to bring losses in 1937, and he was forced to first lay "Auburn", and then fully to sell it. New lenders did not revive the legendary producer, selling out all developments, concepts and prototypes for various small companies. And Ford motor company was able to lure away the entire design staff, "Auburn", and to develop technology-based former competitor models such as the first generation Ford England and Ford 7W.