Auburn, Indiana
Sunday, July 17, 2006

The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana is legendary in car circles. It didn’t disappoint.

Welcome to Auburn, Ind.
Welcome to Auburn, Ind.

The museum fills most of the car company’s old Art Deco administration building with priceless Duesys, Auburns and Cords. Exhibits on the company and history are also excellent.

Upstairs, an exhibit on Indiana’s automotive history is also fantastic.

These cars aren’t for the casual collector and their museum is a great recipient of their generosity. The cars are all in fabulous condition and nicely displayed.

Just as with the rest of the spots on this tour, I was surprised that there were very few people visiting on a beautiful summer day. Being from San Diego, most people asked why I would take my vacation in the Midwest; anybody who can goes to San Diego in the summer. I hope that means that the local folk frequent these museums the rest of the year.

Behind the administration building and ACD Museum is the National Automotive and Truck Musuem, housed in what was once the Auburn Automobile Company’s research and engineering building. It’s a large private collection with a wide variety of brands, vehicles and toys. The Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana is legendary in car circles. It didn’t disappoint.

 

That’s me in the window of the old Auburn Automobile Company headquarters, now the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum.
That’s me in the window of the old Auburn Automobile Company headquarters, now the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum.
An early Deusenberg… the ultimate car of its time.
An early Deusenberg… the ultimate car of its time.
Auburn Speedster.
Auburn Speedster.

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