This Sportsman is one of only fifteen originally supercharged cars from the factory. It has undergone an extensive 3-year restoration. The 810 Cord was introduced at the 1936 auto shows in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. Show rules required that 100 cars had to be produced in order to be displayed. Auburn built the 100 cars in just 116 days, just in time for New York. The show car, with copper accents, was the hit of the show with people standing on the tops of running boards of other show cars to get a glimpse of the new car. For 1937, the model was designated the 812 and a supercharger was offered increasing horsepower to 170. These were distinguished by the chrome-plated external exhaust pipes mounted on each side of the hood and grille.