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Posted By: Randy Rusk
Posted On: Wednesday September 4, 2019 at 10:20 PM
A holy grail model added to the collection
While I've worked to be much choosier in my acquisitions (remember, I'm trying to downsize), I couldn't pass up grabbing a Minimarque 1929 Auburn Cabin Speedster from a motivated seller on the 'bay.

Some quick history on the car... It was built as a one-off prototype for the show circuit. A fateful trip to LA, an electrical fire and 320 torched cars and that was the end of the Cabin Speedster. That is until the early 80s when a fan had two of them faithfully reproduced. He kept one and the other is in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg car museum not far from where I live.

While GLM recently came out with a nice resin version (which I bought), I'd always wanted the white metal original. And here she is. What a beaut!

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Message thread:

A holy grail model added to the collection by Randy Rusk #26341
Congratulations on your find. I always thought it was a very interesting car. by John Merritt #26341.1
Good one, Randy! A fine classic that would look great in any collection. (EOM) by David Holcombe #26341.2
Nice going Randy - but is two Cabin Speedsters downsizing? by Harvey Goranson #26341.3
That’s a pretty existential question... (EOM) by Randy Rusk #26341.3.1
(Pics) A wonderful model, Randy! I also have some resin models, but prefer Heavy Metal ;-) by Ralf Buyer #26341.4
Nice collection... by Randy Rusk #26341.4.1
I saw that. Part of me wants it for my Duesey sub-collection. by Harvey Goranson #26341.4.1.1
(Pic) I almost forgot - do you know this one?.... by Ralf Buyer #26341.5
Never saw that until just now... by Randy Rusk #26341.5.1
Congrats, Randy! Great find.... (EOM) by Skip Johnson #26341.5.1.1
Congrats! What a great model! (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #26341.6

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