Jay Leno gives an unrestored Auburn its time in the sun — Petersen Automotive Museum



Of class, the 8-98 A won’t be a prewar journey that blows the hair again of the dollar-eyed crowd like a head-turning Talbot-Lago might, but these are intriguing price classics and well worth double-using for totally unique reasons. It’s not each individual day that an Auburn 8-98 A turns up, and so solidly aged soon after sitting for 90+ several years in the rustbelt. But which is just how Rex arrived across it.

Found domestically in St. Paul, Minnesota, it would seem a late sizzling-rodder and his friends shared a garage, and at the rear of it, in a steel lose, this Auburn sat on jack stands. Luckily for us for the vehicle, other projects took precedent and its limbs remained intact for all these decades until Rex was equipped to order it from the deceased man’s brother and give it a new everyday living.

Right after painstakingly rebuilding its initial carburetor, the inline-8 is making 98 horses all over again and scooting close to Burbank with simplicity.  The most amazing facet of Rex’s new experience is that it wears its story on its sleeve, unabashed. There is surely something to be mentioned for the well-sorted cars out there that are nevertheless putting on a roadmap of their history—as opposed to getting just another new paint task with modern-day upgrades.

Rex is adamant he will by no means give it a makeover. Wiping away what can make his 8-98 A so curious and compelling to the masses is the past detail he’ll at any time do.



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