In 1928 Auburn motors sent four Auburn Spedsters to selected European distributors. Sir Malcolm Campbell, who had broken numerous land speed records in the 1920's and 1930's culminating in his 300 mph run at Bonneville in 1935, was one of the distributor's selected. The factory's objective was to have the cars raced as they had been successful on American tracks and in endurance contests.
These successes propelled sales of the entire Auburn line. The racing history of the car is unknown but it is believed that the car ultimately became the personal transportation of Sir Malcolm. His monogram appears on the instrument cluster face. Period photos show the car parked at racetracks. Auburn developed an European sales presence very early in its history.