1981 Buehrig Coupe

Orlando, FL 32824
United States

1981 Coupe
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Selling at the Mecum Summer Special Auction in Kissimmee Florida July 10-13, 2024. One of only 3 prototypes built. Only 2,800 miles. Styled by the legendary Auburn, Cord Duesenberg designer Gordon Buehrig and built in collaboration with well known collector Richard Kughn of the Car Rail Museum and Kughn Car Collection of Detroit. At it's height, the Kughn Collection numbered 280 cars. Only 3 examples of the Buehrig were produced - although plans were to build 50 units at an astounding retail .....
price of $130,000 each in 1981. New Corvettes were used as the base platform. The 3 cars are as follows:


The blue car - this was Gordon Buehrigs personal car and the two-tone blue color with a blue and yellow leather interior was selected as a nod to his Swiss ancestry. This car resides in the ""Buehrig Room"" at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn Indiana.


The cream and orange car - this was Richard Kughn's personal car and the first one ever sold. We purchased it from the Kughn estate in 2017 with a mere 1,800 miles on the odometer. The color combination was selected to match his show winning Duesenberg. We sold this car to Bob Simpson, owner of Bob's Classic Cars.


The maroon car - The car now available. This was Linda Kughn's personal car. Only 2,500 miles and recently acquired from the Kughn estate. It's the first time being advertised for sale. Built from a new Corvette in 1981. The VIN therefore decodes to a 1981 Corvette and the drivetrain is stock Corvette. Only 2,500 miles since new and stored in a climate controlled garage. It remains all original and in near showroom condition today. The build quality is remarkable!

Orlando FL 32824
United States
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