Coffin Nose Custom: 1937 Cord 812 Project

Choosing an appropriate candidate for a project build can be challenging, especially for enthusiasts who march to the beat of a different drummer. A custom or hot rod often provides the best solution, but there is still a danger… more»

V8 Powered Custom 1941 Graham Hollywood

This is not a Cord. It looks like a Cord, it’s made with Cord tooling, but it’s not a Cord. After the death of the 810/812 and subsequent liquidation of Cord’s assets, through a series of business deals, the… more»

Project or Parts? 1937 Cord 812 Westchester

We don’t often see examples of the 1937 Cord 812 cross our desks here at Barn Finds, but to have two appear in quick succession is a rare treat. I recently had the privilege of covering another 1937 Cord… more»

9k Original Miles? 1937 Cord 812 Berline Sedan

It only takes a quick glimpse of the coffin-like hood and concealed headlamps to confirm we are looking at a mid-1930s Cord. The car in question is a 1937 Cord 812. Already a relatively rare car, this one takes… more»

Innovative Beauty: 1937 Cord 812 Westchester Sedan

Cord is a terribly underrated company. Their L-29 is achingly gorgeous, and in this writer’s humble opinion, is one of the most beautiful cars to come out of the United States. Cords, as their signature, were front-wheel drive, which… more»

Estate Find: 1937 Cord 812 Beverly Sedan

When an automotive high-flyer comes crashing back to Planet Earth, pilot error is usually the culprit. This can take many forms, but Cord was a company that managed to do the job better than most. Today, the company is… more»

1-of-1: Armored 1937 Cord 812

As if the beautifully styled Cord 812 isn’t a rare enough beast at the best of times, this example has earned a true 1-of-1 status. The Cord has been painstakingly restored and is set to go to auction here… more»

Advanced Engineering: 1937 Cord 812 Westchester

Built during the height of the Art Deco period, and featuring some futuristic and revolutionary engineering, the Cord 812 Westchester was capable of many things, but it was completely incapable of saving the manufacturer from collapse. Today, Cord is… more»

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