1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster

The Auburn 852 Supercharged Boattail Speedster was a highly praised car introduced during the Great Depression. It was the pinnacle creation of Errett Lobban “E.L.” Cord’s career and became the cornerstone of his empire.

The car’s coachwork was designed by Gordon Buehrig, its Lycoming straight-8 engine supercharged and tuned by August Duesenberg. The Speedster had elegant styling and incredible performance with a top speed of over 100 mph. It was one of the fastest cars on the road in mid-’30s America and a monument to Cord’s ambitions and vision.

Source: Mecum Auctions