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Gordon Buehrig

Chief Body Designer - Duesenberg, Inc. & Auburn Automobile Company

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
1. Gordon Buehrig Marker
Inscription.  
Gordon Buehrig was only 25 when he became the chief body designer for Duesenberg, huilders of the most prestigious motor car in the United StatCs. There he rendered some of the most stunning classic car body designs ever penned. With his amazing talent recognized, Buehrig was brought to Auburn to restyle the 1935 models. Working with a miniscule budget, Buehrig executed a brilliant new powerful lock. His next project was the fabled 1936 Cord 810. With styling cues derived from contemporary aircraft, Buehrig conceived a breakthrough in design that influenced automotive fashion for decades.

Gordon Buehrig was born in 1904 in Mason City, Illinois. His storied career included periods of work at General Motors and Ford Motor Company, as well as with Duesenberg and Auburn. Buehrig was awarded several patents for his designs. His best-known work was the 1936 Cord. According to Buehrig, "The opportunity to work out the design of the new Cord and to have it a front-wheel-drive vehicle gave me an assignment as ideal as an automotive designer could imagine." The Museum of Modern Art in New York City recognized the artistry
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of the 1936 Cord in a special exhibit titled "Hollow Rolling Sculpture." Buehrig passed away in 1990 and was interred in Auburn, Indiana.

In honor of the 40 year tenure of dedicated museum employee Laura Brinkman
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1935.
 
Location. 41° 21.397′ N, 85° 3.477′ W. Marker is in Auburn, Indiana, in DeKalb County. Marker is on South Van Buren Street just north of Walnut Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1521 S Van Buren St, Auburn IN 46706, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Robert Wiley (here, next to this marker); Duesenberg (a few steps from this marker); Auburn / Cord (a few steps from this marker); Men Employees (within shouting distance of this marker); Frank Eckhart (within shouting distance of this marker); Women Employees (within shouting distance of this marker); Augie Duesenberg (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred Duesenberg (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Auburn.
 
Gordon Buehrig Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
2. Gordon Buehrig Marker
Gordon Buehrig Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
3. Gordon Buehrig Marker
Gordon Buehrig Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, November 13, 2021
4. Gordon Buehrig Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 22, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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