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Ahead of Its Time: 1936 Cord 810 Westchester

The 1936-37 Cords were advanced for their time. The 810/812 were the first domestic, mass-produced automobiles offered with front-wheel drive. Their styling was unique, and plans were to build as many as 1,000 of these a month, but the… more»

9 Elegant Classics! Tony Vincent Estate Collection

When you run across an auto auction being hosted by Gooding & Company, it’s a good sign that something really special is going on there.  G&C has not quite been in business for 20 years but they’ve already sold… more»

1969 SAMCO Cord Warrior with a 440 V8

There’s no denying that the original, but short-lived, Cord 810/812 automobile would be on the first ballot of nominees of any Automotive Styling and Innovation Museum. The sleek European styling alone from designer Gordon Buehrig was a big leap… 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»

Replicord? 1937 Cord 812 Kit

A Cord 810 or 812 would be an exceptional find! Shortlived as they were (’36-’37), they were way ahead of their time – probably too far ahead. So, if such a thing floats your boat but you can’t find,… 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»

Some Assembly Required: 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan

When Cord unveiled its 810 model at the New York Auto Show in November of 1935, it caused a sensation. The company was inundated with orders and committed to commence deliveries by Christmas. In their defense, they didn’t specify… more»

Estate Find: 1930 Cord L29

When a seller lists a classic car for sale, and it receives forty-two bids in a few days, you can be pretty sure that people like what they see. That is the case with this 1930 Cord L29. It’s… 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»

1 Of 400 Built: 1969 Samco Cord Warrior 440

When it comes to certain makes and models, it’s practically guaranteed that replicas will be made at some point. The car in question is simply so coveted, so exotic that there’s no way limiting its production to the scarce… more»

1-Of-97: 1966 Cord Sportsman 8/10

For a brief time in the 1960s, there was an attempt to bring the storied Cord 810/812 back to life. It wasn’t the effort of some major corporate executives, but an individual who pulled in resources from all over… more»

Custom Coffin Nose! Caddy Powered 1936 Cord

This 1936 Cord Model 810 is motivated by a Cadillac flathead and dressed in vintage Edmunds speed equipment.  Seen wearing an older 50’s repaint with a custom tuck and roll interior, filled cowl vents and sporting suicide doors, and… 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»

Ground-Breaking Classic: 1936 Cord 810 Westchester

Emerging from this shed is a ground-breaking car whose styling is not only extraordinarily elegant but caused a media frenzy when it was unveiled at the 1935 New York Auto Show. The car in question is the Cord 810… more»

“The” Langford Cord – 1937 Cord 812 Convertible

If you know the story of Jane Mansfield’s horrible end in a car that submarined under a truck in 1967, you know that many lives have been saved by the laws passed after her death requiring car-level bumpers on… more»