The 852 Auburn was the last hurrah for the Auburn Automobile Company. As was the case with many independent manufacturers, their final products were often among the best. The styling, introduced in 1935, was the last Auburn line styled by Gordon Buehrig to see production. Sales of the 1934 Auburns styled by Alan Leamy were sluggish, and production of the 1934 line was ended mid-year. Gordon Buehrig was handed the task of restyling and implementing the new 1935 line with a bare-bones budget of $50,000. Using the basic style of 1934, Buehrig changed the radiator shell, fenders and the hood, removing the Auburn-style hallmark of hood molding. The result was a smooth, graceful styling that was carried through to the 1936 Auburn line. Technical: The 1936 Auburn Phaeton is powered by an in-line Lycoming eight-cylinder engine. Fitted with a supercharger, this motor turns out 150 horsepower. The wheelbase measures 127 inches. The supercharged phaeton was priced new at $1,725.