Years Active: 1900-1936

Complex Says: The Auburn Automobile Company, named for its hometown of Auburn, Ind., made some of the greatest sports cars of the 1930s. While Auburn had been fairly successful before 1926, it was after Cord purchased the company that it really flourished. Auburn was positioned above Cord as a luxury marque, but below the unattainable Duesenberg brand. Auburn produced some attractive sedans, but the chief draw was the beautiful speedsters. The "boat-tail" speedsters, in particular, have some of the best-looking butts in automotive history, and we'd like to see those butts on the market once more.