In 1935 an agreement was reached between Mack Truck Company and the REO Motor Car Company that allowed Mack dealers to market smaller REO Speedwagon trucks at Mack dealerships. Mack was convinced it could sell a small Mack truck so REO agreed to build it at its assembly plant in Lansing, Michigan. The 1936 Mack Jr. pickup truck is a basic REO pickup with Mack Jr. identity.
1936 Mack Jr. Pickup Truck
The Auburn Automobile Company of Auburn, Indiana was organized in 1900. Auburn started production of touring cars but as the company grew so did the product line. After World War I, Auburn lacked the funds to retool new products and sales began to decline. In 1924, E.L. Cord became the new general manager and did a re-design of existing inventory models with the result that the “new” Auburns began selling again. In 1928 Auburn introduced a boat-tail body style car called the Speedster, which soon gave Auburn the reputation as a builder of high speed sport cars.
This vintage motor yacht is a re-creation of a boat that builder Henry Baverstock produced as a prototype commissioned by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1936. His grandson still possessed the original plans and decided to undertake a labor-of-love project replicating the original to astounding success. The workmanship and detail are truly over-the-top in all the best ways with gleaming brass fittings and hand-formed copper trim. This boat is powered by a modern 4-stroke, 9.8hp motor.
The Auburn Automobile Company located in Auburn, Indiana, began car production in 1904 and over the forthcoming years developed a reputation as a builder of high performance automobiles. During the Depression years of the early 30’s, Auburn suffered like many automotive companies due to low sales and lack of finances. A mildly styled 4-passenger Cabriolet that was introduced in 1934 received a new grille and elongated hood in 1935 and was carried over as a 1936 model with no product change.
This 1935 Ford had total new styling and design. Bodies were longer, wider, sleeker and featured a narrower front grille. Sixteen inch wheels were introduced as base equipment. The car’s engine power was a refined Ford L-head V8 displacing 221 cu./in. with 85 HP coupled with a three speed manual synchronized transmission. New “Center-Poise Ride” utilized transverse leaf spring suspension.
After purchasing Lincoln from it’s founder Henry Leland in 1922, Henry Ford handed over design duties to his only son, Edsel. Edsel Ford immediately began redesigning the Lincoln and sales began to improve. By the mid-1920s, Lincolns were becoming some of the most stylized luxury vehicles on the market and were featuring bodies that were designed and built by some of the leading custom coachbuilders of America and Europe. Among these coachbuilders were Judkins, Brewster, Willoughby and LeBaron. LeBaron would become the most prolific coachbuilder to dress the Lincoln chassis with a variety of formal and sporty body designs.
By the 1930s, cars by the Detroit-based Hupp Motor Company were becoming very stylized automobiles that carried affordable price tags and offered advanced design features not seen in many affordably priced vehicles. By the early 1930s, Hupmobile was using some of the most significant 20th century designers to aid in vehicle designs. Among these were Amos Northup and Raymond Loewy. The most dramatically designed Hupmobile would be produced in 1934 and called the Aerodynamic Hupmobile. The new Aerodynamic model was largely designed by Loewy with help from Northup and featured dramatically faired-in headlamps, a three piece windshield and a tire-carrying fastback rear design.
A product of the Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan. The 1934 Ford Deluxe Phaeton retains the longer look and smooth styling introduced in the prior year. Minor changes for 1934 include a bright thicker grille surround and a new hood with twin latches on each side. Deluxe models now incorporate dual outside horns, cowl lamps, tail lamps and revised pin striping. Chassis features a 112” wheelbase, X-design frame and a 221 cu.in. L-head V8 engine rated at 85 hp. Transmission is a three speed manual and chassis suspension is of transverse leaf spring design.
The famous Duesenberg Model J was introduced in December of 1928 at the New York Automobile Show. The car was designed to be the mightiest car ever built in America and that reputation still remains true today. The Duesenberg Model J was also the most expensive car built in America with prices ranging from $10,000. to $20,000 during a period when a brand new Ford was less than $600. and the average American home was $4,000. All Duesenbergs carried bodies that were built by custom coachbuilders.
This 2-door coupe is wearing its original factory paint but requires a complete total vehicle restoration. The coupe body style is a rare find today.