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. Auction Source: 2012 Daytime Auction by Mecum
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 wide whitewall tires. The interior and rumble seat are both exquisitely finished in tan Connolly leather, and in keeping with the clean and simple design of the Cabriolet, its tan convertible top folds neatly underneath the matching tan tonneau cover. Desirable period features include a Philco radio and a Columbia two-speed rear axle.