1974 Auburn 866 Boattail Speedster by Glenn Pray


ST. LOUIS CAR MUSEUM & SALES
Saint Louis, MO 63301
United States

1974 Auburn
Price
$79,900
Condition
Mileage
8,305
Stock Number
3744
VIN Number
XX-2183-3744
Category  Classic Cars

Description
Gorgeous Glenn Pray 866 Speedster in a wonderful color combination of Chestnut Brown Metallic over Tan Leather interior! Showing only 8,300 original miles, this time capsule remains in terrific, all original condition! Powered by a the final year 429ci V8 and automatic transmission, with power steering, and air conditioning! A fine collectible and future investment!!

The original Auburn Automobile Company closed its doors in 1937, with the balance of the factory parts and inventory .....
being sold off to Dallas Winslow, a purchaser of companies that filed bankruptcy. Mr. Winslow would continue to sell these Auburn parts from the original Auburn, Indiana administration building to restorers and Auburn enthusiasts keeping these wonderful cars on the road. Fast forward to 1960 when an Oklahoma school teacher, and longtime Auburn & Cord restorer, by the name of Glenn Pray would purchase the newly named Auburn Cord Duesenberg Co. from Dallas Winslow and move all the remaining inventory to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Glenn Pray would quickly begin reproducing high-quality Auburn Boattail 852 Speedsters replicas using an authentic, original Boattail body as his basis, molds were generated to exacting standards. Ford Motor Company would supply the convertible chassis, as well as the big block engine, transmission, and rear axle assembly. Pray's original Auburn prototype was created in 1966, and tested for nearly 40,000 miles while being shown throughout 1967. With only minor tweaks necessary, they were finally offered for public sale in 1968 and continued to be built for collectors thru 1981. Today, Glenn Pray Auburn 866 Speedsters are well-respected as being some of the finest Second Generation examples and accepted in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club tours and club events.

We are very proud to have the opportunity to offer this 1976 Auburn 866 Boattail Speedster by Glenn Pray. Finished in original, custom ordered Chestnut Brown over Tan Leather interior, this Boattail comes optioned with 429ci-4bbl V8 engine, C6 automatic transmission, power steering, front disc brakes, air conditioning, dual Unity fog lamps, title steering column, Stewart Warner instrumentation, 15” wheels with polished “Auburn 8” wheel covers, brand new Diamond Back wide whitewall 235/75R15 radial tires, air horns, AM/FM radio, Lucas tri-bar headlamps, reverse light, dual outside mirrors, and more!

This example was recently acquired from the previous Pennsylvania owner of the past 15 years with just 8,234 miles on the odometer! It retains all original paint and interior upholstery showing only mild aging and typical signs of use. Upon arrival to our service department, it received new valve cover gaskets, re-cored radiator, new heater hoses, all three drive belts, new engine oil/filter, air filter, & fuel filter; new brake master cylinder, retrofitted a/c to R134a and recharged, ignition wires & spark plugs; transmission cooler lines, and chassis lubed throughout.

We feel this is a remarkably well-kept unit that continues to impress all who see it firsthand! Even the under hood presentation is very clean with factory fresh presentation. One can see the passion in Glenn Pray's vision to reproduce such a beautiful automobile down to unique details that were important. The brass body tag lists the manufacture as the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company in Broken Arrow, OK with brass screws all facing the same direction. This being production unit #125. The dual exhaust ports from each side of the engine remain functional like the original supercharged models of the 1930's, along with a locking golf bag side door! A full size spare tire hides behind the front passenger compartment, along with a brand new, beautiful fitting Tan Stayfast cloth soft top and Plexiglas side curtains. This example will come with two sets of keys, a fresh service, and clean title with model year production listed as 1974. Act quickly on this one! Glenn Pray Auburns do not come on the market very often!
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