1936 Auburn 852 SC

The 851 returned for 1936 and was re-designated the 852. While E.L. Cord’s industrial empire fell soon thereafter in 1937, the 851/852 remains an inspired milestone of engineering and styling prowess.



Chassis & Sales

1936 Auburn 852SC Cabriolet 35757F - sold for $93,500 his 1936 Auburn 852SC Cabriolet received a nut-and-bolt restoration in the fall of 2003, which was completed by Cole’s Classics. Significant research was conducted before and during the restoration to ensure correctness, and in addition, the engine, supercharger and transmission were completely rebuilt. The exterior was refinished in a rich shade of maroon, which contrasts very nicely with the cream colored painted wheels and the period-style ... more
Gallery: 2010 Vintage Cars of Meadow Book by RM Auctions



1936 Auburn 852SC Cabriolet 35757F - sold for $93,500 This 1936 Auburn 852SC Cabriolet received a nut-and-bolt restoration in the fall of 2003, which was completed by Cole’s Classics. Significant research was conducted before and during the restoration to ensure correctness, and in addition, the engine, supercharger and transmission were completely rebuilt. The exterior was refinished in a rich shade of maroon, which contrasts very nicely with the cream colored painted wheels and the period-style... more
Gallery: 2010 Vintage Cars of Meadow Book by RM Auctions



1935 Auburn 851 SC Boattail Speedster 32923 - sold for $412,500 Restored during the late-1990s; class-winner at Meadow Brook (1998). Supercharged engine and Columbia rear axle. Resplendent in light cream with burgundy striping, a burgundy interior and burgundy painted wire wheels, this 851 SC Speedster was originally fitted with a supercharged engine complete with external exhaust pipes. According to its known history dating back to 1957, the Speedster “came out of Cincinnati,” and interestingly, the st... more
Gallery: 2011 Amelia Island Auction by RM Auctions



1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster 33914E - sold for $605,000 The Most Iconic of All Auburn Designs. ACD Certified. Exhaustively Researched Restoration. Multiple Award Winner. Elegant Color Combination. Astonishing Attention to Detail. 2011 Pebble Beach Concours and Tour Participant.
Gallery: 2012 Pebble Beach Auctions by Gooding & Company



1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster 35364E - did not sell for $625,000 ACD Certified #A-248. Complete and authentic frame-off restoration in 2006. Presented at Pebble Beach in 2006. 2007 AACA Senior National First Prize. Supercharged Lycoming inline 8 cylinder. Beautiful paint and brightwork. Signature chrome hood emblem. Designed by Gordon Buehrig.
Gallery: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum



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