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Sunday Driver: 1923

Sunday Driver: 1923

San Francisco, 1923. "Auburn 'Beauty-Six' Model 6-39 touring car at First Unitarian Church." Today's selection from the Shorpy Inventory of Idling Autos. 5x7 glass negative. View full size.

 

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I'm convinced

Folks in San Francisco never actually drove cars -- they just parked them in front of scenic locales and sat there hoping a photographer would happen by.

The doors are so tiny

It must've been fun, getting in and out, especially in a dress. I'd have probably snagged my skirts on it constantly. But what an adorable car.

Didn't Rotate

The front tires are bald and the rears have some tread. The spare has no wear. I imagine with the weight of the car on those balloons, they didn't last long.

Just wait about ten years

You wouldn't know from this model, but Auburns of mid-1930s will have some of the most striking designs of any cars ever produced.

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