The Classic Factory was started by
H.T. Price. The Classic Factory was located in Pomona, California.
Price not only built Auburn Speedsters, but he also offered a really
nice replica of the 810/812 Cord 2 place Convertible and a 500K
Mercedes. Price's cars were of a high build caliber. His Auburns are
unique in that they roll on a stretched 132" wheel base verses the
original 127" wheelbases. That extra 5" not only added to the beauty
of his cars but it made his cars much more user friendly for guys
not vertically challenged.
These longer cars also received a slightly taller
windshield to accommodate taller drivers. I have only had
opportunity to see one Classic Factory Auburn. I naturally had to
try it on for size... wow what a difference the larger dimensions
make. Supposedly the molds were taken from a
California Custom Coach
body and then altered to Mr. Prices specifications. In May of 2005,
someone in Glendale, California was offering these molds for sale.
At that time they were being stored in Los Angeles, California.
The Classic Factory built both 2 place and 4 place Auburns
Speedsters. The cars
were offered in kit form or as factory built cars. The Factory
built Auburns were constructed on a modified Ford Chassis and
normally used 302 Ford engines, but other engines were available. Turn Key cars were
priced between $25,000 and $32,000 in 1983. Basic kits started at
As an item of interest, the Cord Cabriolet molds are currently owned
by ACD member, Don C. Loux. Don currently offers Full Size Cord
recreations. Don is the founder of Duloux Motors Ltd., his website
The Classic Factory
1454 E. Ninth St.
Pomona, California 91766
note: this address is
over 20 years old / last updated: