1937 Cord 812 PhaetonSOLD

1937 Cord 812 Phaeton

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To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at RM’s Amelia Island event, March 9, 2013. To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmauctions.com/Amelia Island.

Chassis No.
812 1933H

Estimate:
$175,000 - $200,000 US

125 bhp, 288 cu. in. L-head V-8, four-speed pre-selector manual transmission, independent front suspension, rear semi-elliptic suspension with leaf springs, and four-wheel hydraulic brakes. Wheelbase: 125 in.


Iconic front-wheel drive American classic
Classic colors
Well-maintained restoration

The 810 was E.L. Cord's second attempt at a front-wheel drive automobile. Its engine was a V-8, also by Lycoming, but a four-speed electrically-shifted pre-selector transmission was used. The body, designed by Gordon Buehrig, was a thing of beauty. Its blunt, louvered hood gave rise to the nickname coffin nose, always as a term of endearment, and such features as a step-down floor, unitary construction, hidden door hinges, and a total lack of running boards were all previously unheard-of..

Reference Number 211746

as of 3/21/2013

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Car 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton
VIN 812 1933H 
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