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Auburn Speedster

Indiana Jones making a getaway in the Auburn.

A cream-colored 1934 Duesenberg Auburn convertible was owned by "Uncle Wong".[1] Short Round learned to drive it, and, with Indiana Jones' help, had affixed wooden blocks to the foot pedals to allow him to reach them.[2]

In 1935, Short Round remained ready with the car outside of Club Obi Wan, when Indiana Jones and Willie Scott crashed through the roof into the back seat. Driving through the streets of Shanghai, the car was shot at by Lao Che's gunmen in a pursuing Reo Flying Cloud, and hit several items in the streets, including a rickshaw. Upon reaching Nang Tao Airport, the car was parked and abandoned as the three met up with Art Weber, who escorted them to the waiting Ford Tri-Motor Airplane.[2]

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The Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom novelization by James Kahn identifies the vehicle as a 1934 Duesenberg Auburn convertible.[1] As does Indiana Jones: The Ultimate Guide, misspelled as "Duisenberg".[3]

The actual filming vehicle was a replica of a 1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster, which would have been anachronistic in 1935.



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