This custom Dietrich 2/4-passenger Coupe is believed to have been owned by multi-millionaire oil man John Mecom of Houston, Texas. Later in life, he became the owner of the new Orleans Saints football team. The car would remain in his family for nearly five decades until his death in 1981. After his passing, the car was passed to Houston area collector Charles Worthen, who kept the car for a further 15 years. In 1994, it was acquired by the current and third long-term owner.
In 1997, the car was entered in the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, winning its class overall.
In 2010, this car was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey presented by RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $1,200,000 - $1,400,000. As bidding came to a close, the car had been sold for the sum of $1,622,500, inclusive of buyer's premium.