CMC is pleased to this stunning 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton Convertible. Approximately 600 were built and very few remain today. Please give this one careful consideration as this is an amazing example.'THE SINGLE MOST BEAUTIFUL AMERICAN CAR' The Cord was produced by the Cord Automobile division of the Auburn Automobile Company in 1936 and 1937. It was the first American-designed and built front wheel drive car with independent front suspension. Both year models were the first to offer hidden headlights, steering wheel horn rim [a safety feature], covered locking gas filler and many more unique features.The design of the Cord 810/812 remains one of the most distinctive of the 20th Century. In 1996, American Heritage Magazine proclaimed the Cord 810 sedan 'The Single Most Beautiful American Car'.Designed by the celebrated designer Gordon Buehrig, it was one of eight cars chosen for the Museum of Modern Art's [MOMA] 'Eight Automobiles' exhibition in 1951.Despite springing from the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg company's desire to create a lower-cost "Baby Duesenberg," the striking 1937 Cord 812 was more than a bridge model-it was a landmark of American automotive design. Contemporary reviewers raved over the 810/812, saying "For sheer taste, for functional correctness, and for beauty, the Cord is the best design the American industry has ever produced."An industry first - America's first front wheel drive, L-29, based on the Miller patent An industry first - Hidden headlamps (a world-first), An industry first - The famous louvered 'coffin-nose hood' [wraparound grille] An industry first - Steering wheel horn ring, patented, An industry first - Locking covered gas cap, An industry first - Exterior concealed filler for coolant, An industry first - Exterior concealed filler for engine oil, An industry first - Push button engine oil gage which doubled as the gas gage An industry first - Engine-turned dashboard, complete instrumentation, including tachometer, and radio An industry first - Rear-hinged hood, An industry first - Elimination of the era-essential running boards, An industry first - Hidden door hinges, An industry first - A 'step-down' floor, An industry first - Unibody construction, The Phaeton Sedan had roll-down rear quarter windows, another Cord first for an American production model All-steel body, built by Central Manufacturing Co. Independent front suspensionPurchased from a collector in Pennsylvania, this car was in a private collection for a number of years. The car is an incredible original example that was restored throughout the years. The car has been restored some years back yet retaining a lot of its originality. The paint shows well with great presentation. The chrome and bright work is clean. Glass appears to be original, and is very clear and crisp. The interior was redone at time of the restoration and is very clean. The dash and timeless engine turned aluminum is very clean. All gauges are functioning well.Mechanically, The correct Flat Head 8 engine turns on immediately and has a harmonious muscle car tone. The 4 Speed transmission operates well and shifts into gears well. The clutch is smooth and brakes are very true. The car is very modern for the generation, and sounds very muscular. The car is an absolute blast to drive. This example is very well sorted classic car that operates and performs very well.The body and undercarriage is very solid. The underside is clean and well maintained . The trunk compartment has red carpet to match the interior. The car has a full spare mounted on a WWW tire. The engine bay has been restored and has an excellent presentation.This car has the original body and original vin plate. The vin plate and body plate has never been removed from the car.If you are in the market for a special investment grade classic car, this Cord is one to consider. We have this 810 priced well under market value as we ready to sell this special ride. Please feel free to give us a call so we can give you virtual test drive of this classic.
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