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 California Custom Coach
Manufactured the Auburn 876 Speedster and Phaeton Replicars

As many California Custom Coach Auburn Speedsters that I have seen advertised and as many articles that have appeared over the years featuring California Custom Coach (CCC) cars, I have very little information on the CCC company. If anyone has a comprehensive history of the company or it's owners please send it to me. I will be glad to write it up and share it on this page of the web-site.
This is about all that I know about CCC inc... The Company was started by Cecil Gold and Ray Oja from Burbank, California in 1976. CCC inc. was located in Pasadena, California. The build tags found on their Auburns state that CCC inc. is a subsidiary of the Auburn Speedster Company. CCC offered the Auburn 876 Speedsters and the 876 Phaeton, a four place Boattail Auburn. The Auburn bodies were fiberglass. The recommended chassis' was that of a full size Ford. The chassis had to be lengthened to accommodate the 127" Auburn wheelbase. The basic 876 Speedster kits were priced, starting, at $6995.

CCC later went on to offer a very successful Ferrari Daytona Spyder replicar and built four door stretch Corvette conversions from the 1978 / 1979 body styles. The Corvette America, as it was called, was a really nice car.

According to an article in the December 22nd 1978 issue of AutoWeek, CCC stopped offering kits of the 876 in January of 1979. Only Factory built cars would be available. They would be priced at $37,500 for the Speedster and $42,500 for the Phaeton Speedster. CCC was operating out of a restored Packard dealership located on 1285 E. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena. By that time, It was estimated that CCC had already sold over 250 Auburns.

Sometime in the mid-eighties, some of the California Custom Coach Auburn molds were made available to Repli-Classics. Repli-Classics was located in Clearwater, Florida. I think they were affiliated with Southeastern / Northeastern Replicars out of Florida in some way. I have seen Auburn Speedster advertising from CCC as late as 1984, I do not know when they stopped building their Speedsters. Obviously there had to be several sets of CCC molds used in the business, because I have seen CCC Auburn molds offered for sale in 2003 and again in 2006 by a someone in Canton, Ohio, along with molds for the CCC Ferrari. There was a Los Angeles, California guy on ebay that was offering Auburn Speedster replacement parts claiming that they are produced from original CCC molds.

I have saved many old ads for the CCC Auburn Speedster, but in general they only show their kit pricing and company mailing addresses. I know that there is a lot more information about California Custom Coach and the Auburn Speedster Co. worth printing, but I do not have it available. If you have any information that you would like to share, please send it my way. Thanks!

California Custom Coach, inc.
830 N. Lake Street, Burbank, California 91504

California Custom Coach, inc.
"the Restored Packard Dealership location"
1285 E. Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California 91106

California  Custom Coach, inc
15612 E. First Street, Irwindale, California 91706

The Auburn Speedster Company inc
Pasadena, California

note: these address' are over 20 year old / last updated: 02-2010

September 2011 update from our News of Interest page

California Custom Coach - The Tradition Continues

California Custom Coach, creator of the Auburn 876 Speedster, built turn key cars and offered kits in the 1970's and 80's. They were located in the Pasadena, California area. During that time a young man living in Geneva, Switzerland, Alex Christodulidis, was quite taken by the California Custom Coach 876 Speedsters Classic Car styling and the modern  conveniences that were being built into them. He dreamed of someday owning an 876 Auburn Speedster, but he never dreamed of one day owning the Company.

Fast Forward to 2010, Alex would learn that the California Custom Coach company, with it's patterns, molds, hundreds of blue prints and a large inventory of unused parts was being offered for sale. He did not hesitate, he bought all of it and immediately started his plan to put the his dream car back into production.

The tradition continues, but now in North Texas. California Custom Coach (CCC) is back. They are again offering factory built Speedsters and parts for owners of existing 876 Auburns.

From recent conversations with the new owners I can tell that they are excited and very enthusiastic with the companies start up. Their goal is to offer a world class automobile. You can read more about the New California Custom Coach company and their New Auburn at

California Custom Coach / contact: Alex Christodulidis

            California Custom Coach
            5215 N. O'Connor Blvd, Suite 200, Irving, Texas 75039
            Tel: 972-443-9823 / email:


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