Chassis number 33206E spent its early life in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, where it resided until 1945. Possession of the car then transferred to Mr. Robert Probst of nearby Williamsport. At some point in the cars life, the supercharged engine was replaced with a non-supercharged - but correct - engine. It was purchased by W.W. Lawrence of Manassas, Virginia in 1952 and it remained in his care until 1989.
During the 1970s, the car was given a restoration. It then went on to earn an American Automobile Club of America (AACA) National First Prize in 1981. Since then, it has won five firsts at regional AACA meets and a National Junior Award at Hershey. It was shown on May 26ht of 1982 at the East Coast Auburn Cord Duesenberg (ACD) meet, and it earned its ACD Club certificate.
Mr. Lawrence sold the car in 1989, where it then went into three collections over the years. Its latest home was found in 2005, where it has remained ever since. Currently, it is painted in the classic Auburn Yellow and has a red upholstery. There are original exhausts and a boat-tail speedster body configuration.
In 2009, this 851 Boattail Speedster was offered for sale at the Gooding & Company auction held in Scottsdale, Arizona where it was estimated to sell for $250,000 - $350,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $264,000 including buyer's premium.