Their first Car in California

Last updated on August 26, 2021

My parents (Al & Leah) moved from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1934.  At that time, the only car they could afford was a 1929 Auburn.  Here are some family pictures with the Auburn in 1935.


The 6-80 Cabriolet Auburn, This car features the largest headlights ever put on an American car as well as a dicky seat in the back to take out the whole family. It runs a 3.0L Lycoming side valve 6 cylinder engine and a 3 speed manual on the floor transmission producing 60 hp. .


Sandy’s father Al at the helm.
Sandy’s mother Leah.
Sandy’s mom and sister Sylvia.
Al sporting a mustache.