FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * LAMPERT EDWARD S 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol AUTONATION, INC. [ AN ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    __X__ 10% Owner
_____ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
1170 KANE CONCOURSE, SUITE 200
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
4/29/2021
(Street)
BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FL 33154
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) ___ Form filed by One Reporting Person
_ X _ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  4/29/2021    S    71593  D $103.3783 (1) 9259802  D (2)(3)(4)(5)  
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  4/29/2021    S    7901  D $103.3783 (1) 986217  I  See Footnotes (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  4/30/2021    S    34351  D $103.4892 (7) 9225451  D (2)(3)(4)(5)  
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  4/30/2021    S    3912  D $103.4892 (7) 982305  I  See Footnotes (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5/3/2021    S    133770  D $103.7204 (8) 9091681  D (2)(3)(4)(5)  
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  5/3/2021    S    13821  D $103.7204 (8) 968484  I  See Footnotes (2)(3)(4)(5)(6)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  This price represents the approximate weighted average price per share of common stock of AutoNation, Inc. (the "Issuer"), par value $0.01 per share (each, a "Share"), of sales that were executed at prices ranging from $103.00 to $104.345 per Share. The reporting persons undertake to provide, upon request by the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer, full information regarding the price per Share and the number of Shares sold at each price.
(2)  This statement is jointly filed by and on behalf of each of Edward S. Lampert, ESL Partners, L.P. ("Partners"), RBS Partners, L.P. ("RBS") and ESL Investments, Inc. ("ESL"). Mr. Lampert and Partners are the direct beneficial owners of the securities covered by this statement.
(3)  RBS is the general partner of, and may be deemed to beneficially own securities owned by, Partners. Mr. Lampert is a limited partner of, and may be deemed to beneficially own certain securities owned by, RBS. ESL is the general partner of, and may be deemed to beneficially own securities owned by, RBS. Mr. Lampert is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of, and may be deemed to beneficially own securities owned by, ESL.
(4)  The reporting persons state that neither the filing of this statement nor anything herein shall be deemed an admission that such persons are, for purposes of Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act") or otherwise, the beneficial owners of any securities covered by this statement. The reporting persons disclaim beneficial ownership of the securities covered by this statement, except to the extent of the pecuniary interest of such persons in such securities.
(5)  The reporting persons may be deemed to be a member of a group with respect to the Issuer or securities of the Issuer for purposes of Section 13(d) or 13(g) of the Exchange Act. The reporting persons declare that neither the filing of this statement nor anything herein shall be construed as an admission that such persons are, for the purposes of Section 13(d) or 13(g) of the Exchange Act or any other purpose, a member of a group with respect to the Issuer or securities of the Issuer.
(6)  Represents Shares directly beneficially owned by Partners.
(7)  This price represents the approximate weighted average price per Share of sales that were executed at prices ranging from $102.80 to $104.135 per Share. The reporting persons undertake to provide, upon request by the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer, full information regarding the price per Share and the number of Shares sold at each price.
(8)  This price represents the approximate weighted average price per Share of sales that were executed at prices ranging from $103.24 to $104.995 per Share. The reporting persons undertake to provide, upon request by the Securities and Exchange Commission staff, the Issuer or a security holder of the Issuer, full information regarding the price per Share and the number of Shares sold at each price.

Remarks:
Exhibit Index
Exhibit 99.1 - Joint Filer Information (filed herewith)
Exhibit 99.2 - Joint Filing Agreement (filed herewith)

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
LAMPERT EDWARD S
1170 KANE CONCOURSE, SUITE 200
BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FL 33154

X

ESL PARTNERS, L.P.
1170 KANE CONCOURSE, SUITE 200
BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FL 33154

X

RBS PARTNERS, L.P.
1170 KANE CONCOURSE, SUITE 200
BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FL 33154

X

ESL INVESTMENTS, INC.
1170 KANE CONCOURSE, SUITE 200
BAY HARBOR ISLANDS, FL 33154

X


Signatures
EDWARD S. LAMPERT, By: /s/ Edward S. Lampert 5/3/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
ESL PARTNERS, L.P., By: RBS Partners, L.P., Its: General Partner, By: ESL Investments, Inc., Its: General Partner, By: /s/ Edward S. Lampert, Name: Edward S. Lampert, Title: Chief Executive Officer 5/3/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
RBS PARTNERS, L.P., By: ESL Investments, Inc., Its: General Partner, By: /s/ Edward S. Lampert, Name: Edward S. Lampert, Title: Chief Executive Officer 5/3/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
ESL INVESTMENTS, INC., By: /s/ Edward S. Lampert, Name: Edward S. Lampert, Title: Chief Executive Officer 5/3/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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