METAL KIT and Plastic
Originally conceived to succeed the famed DUESENBERG Model J, designer Gordon Buehrig and chief engineer August Duesenberg were commissioned directly by E.L. Cord, owner of the AUBURN-CORD-DUESENBERG conglomerate, to create a sports car of otherworldly beauty, money being of no concern. With its impossibly long hood, pronounced boat tail and de rigueur nickel-plated, external exhaust pipes, the Speedster's sculpted body became an instant American icon of the Classic Period. Then as now, few automobiles stand out as clearly as symbols of wealth and success as the Boattail Speedster with its Million-Dollar look. Not surprisingly, AUBURN Boattail Speedsters--built in very limited numbers for just a couple of years during the height of the Great Depression--were featured prominently in many magazine ads and movies. Unearthing one that's for sale today has become an almost impossible task.