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1936 Auburn 852

Chassis number : 5266

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Ab Jenkins took an Auburn to the Bonneville salt flats in July of 1935 where he set 70 records including posting a flying mile at 104.17 mph, 1,000 miles at 102.77 mph, and averaging 102.9 mph for 12 hours. In recognition of this accomplishment, Auburn affixed a plaque on the dash of every 851 and 852 Speedster stating that Jenkins had exceeded 100 mph with it.

The eye-catching styling and proven performance inspired more replicas and tributes than any other All-American automobile.

This example is a 1936 Auburn 852 Supercharged Dual Ratio Speedster. It has been in the care of its current owner for the past twenty-plus years, since the mid-Eighties. It has a Senior National First Prize badge dated from 1976. It is finished in bright red with beige leather upholstery. It rides on wide white wall tires on body colored steel wheels with hubcaps and trim rings. It is well equipped with a beige cloth soft top and matching side curtains packed appropriately in the tiny trunk next to the matching spare wheel and tire.

The car has been restored since new. Power is from a 279.9 cubic-inch eight-cylinder L-head inline engine with supercharged, rated at 150 horsepower, and riding on a 127-inch wheelbase. There is a three-speed gearbox and four-wheel hydraulic brakes.

In 2009, this 852 SC Dual Ratio Boattail Speedster was offered for sale at the Houston Classic Auction in Seabrook, Texas, presented by Worldwide Auctioneers. The lot was estimated to sell for $360,000 - $390,000. As bidding came to a close, the lot had failed to sell after achieving a high bid of $300,000.


By Daniel Vaughan | May 2009

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1936 Auburn 852 Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the Auburn 852

(Data based on Model Year 1936 sales)
1936 Auburn Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: SMS109089
Sold for USD$126,500
  2021 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: GH5425
Sold for USD$880,000
  2020 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale Arizona Auction
 
1936 Auburn 852 SC Phaeton Convertible
Sold for USD$88,000
  2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, Arizona
 
1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: 35364E
Sold for USD$1,017,500
  2018 Mecum : Monterey
 
1936 Auburn 852 Cabriolet
Sold for USD$121,000
  2018 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1936 Auburn Eight Custom Cabriolet
Chassis#: 852 5992 F
Sold for USD$93,500
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1936 Auburn Eight Custom Phaeton Sedan
Chassis#: 852 4688 H
Sold for USD$99,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Hershey
1936 Auburn 852 image  1936 Auburn 852 image  
1936 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster
Chassis#: 852 35209 E
Sold for USD$1,017,500
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1936 Auburn 852 image  1936 Auburn 852 image  
1936 Auburn Speedster
Sold for USD$45,000
  2017 GAA : July
 
1936 Auburn 852 Supercharged Phaeton Sedan
Sold for USD$90,750
  2016 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1936 Auburn 852 Speedster Replica
Sold for USD$70,400
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton Sedan
Chassis#: 4652H
Sold for USD$67,100
  2015 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours
 
1936 AUBURN BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER CUSTOM RE-CREATION
Chassis#: AZ290583
Sold for USD$121,000
  2015 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale
 
1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: 33914E
Sold for USD$770,000
  2015 Gooding & Company - Arizona
1936 Auburn 852 image  1936 Auburn 852 image  
1936 AUBURN BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER CUSTOM RE-CREATION
Chassis#: AZ290583
Sold for USD$93,500
  2014 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1936 AUBURN BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER CONVERTIBLE
Chassis#: 535263E
Sold for USD$67,100
  2014 Barrett-Jackson, Las Vegas
 
1936 Auburn 852 Supercharged Phaeton Sedan
Sold for USD$95,700
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1936 Auburn 852 Speedster Replica
Sold for USD$85,800
  2014 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: 35863E
Sold for USD$1,210,000
  2014 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach Concours
 
1936 Auburn Eight Supercharged Speedster
Chassis#: 35209 E
Sold for USD$550,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1936 Auburn 852 image  1936 Auburn 852 image  

Auburn 852s That Failed To Sell At Auction

1936 Auburn 852's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton Sedan 2022 Mecum Indy$120,000  
1936 Auburn 852 Cabriolet 2017 Mecum : Las Vegas$120,000  
1936 Auburn Boat Tail Speedster 2017 Carlisle Auctions : Lakeland Fall   
1936 Auburn 852 Phaeton5817 H2017 The Finest : Boca Raton $110,000$140,000
1936 Auburn 852 Convertible Sedan 2017 Mecum : Kissimmee$90,000  
1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster35364E2015 Mecum : Monterey$700,000$800,000$1,000,000
1936 Auburn 852SC Phaeton Sedan 2014 Auctions America Auburn Spring$90,000  
1936 AUBURN BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER REPLICA 2014 Mecum Houston$29,000  
1936 Auburn 852 Supercharged Phaeton 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$130,000  
1936 Auburn Speedster Replica 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall   
1936 Auburn Roadster4SM73802013 Russo & Steele Newport Beach$185,000  
1936 AUBURN SPEEDSTER 2013 GPK Auction Atlantic City   
1936 Auburn 852SC Boattail Speedster85235209E2012 RM Auctions London$290,000$340,000$390,000
1936 Auburn 852 SC Boattail Speedster 2007 AACA Senior National 1st Prize35364E2012 Mecum Monterey, CA$625,000  
1936 AUBURN BOATAIL REPLICA 2009 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions February 2009$22,000  
1936 AUBURN BOATTAIL SPEEDSTER 2007 Silver Auction Sun Valley$70,000  
1936 AUBURN BOAT TAIL SPEEDSTERAZ2760202007 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$65,000  
1936 AUBURN BOAT TAIL SPEEDSTERAZ2760202007 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$65,000  
1936 AUBURN BOAT TAIL SPEEDSTERAZ2760202007 Silver Auction Hot August Nights$65,000  
1936 AUBURN BOATAIL SPCONAZ2644432004 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auctions November 2004$32,000  
1936 AUBURN (REPLICA) BOATAIL SPEEDSTER 2003 Kruse Auction Denver, CO$27,000  
1936 AUBURN 852 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN 2001 Kruse Auction Santa Clara, CA$65,000  
1936 AUBURN 852 SPEEDSTER 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$140,000  

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