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»

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»

Coffin Nose Barn Find: 1968 Samco-Cord

The seller lists this barn find Cord as a real-deal example, but an eagle-eyed reader has correctly identified it as a later Samco-Cord replica. The Ford Mustang-derived 289 engine and fixed headlights on the fenders are the dead giveaways… 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»

Learjet Link: 1968 SAMCO Cord Warrior

The replica business has always been an interesting part of the classic car world as various individuals attempt to morph one car into another. One of the more successful that I have seen was a company that would transform… more»

Elegant Project: 1936 Cord 810

At Barnfinds, we love to feature rare vehicles, although one could argue that, in comparison to many cars we’ve covered, the Cord 810 is not particularly rare.  Production numbers might be considered low but amazingly, of the 3,000 Model… more»

One Of A Kind: 1936 Cord Custom

“One of a kind”, “Unique” and “Cool” are the first words that come to mind when I laid eyes upon this wild, unfinished custom project. It’s listed as a 1939 Cord here on eBay in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a… more»

Feeling Cordial: 1937 Cord Beverly Sedan 812

Let me get this out of the way first. This is no longer a supercharged car. The engine was replaced with a normally aspirated version of the Lycoming V8 engine. Apparently, the engine swap was done before the car… more»

Glorious Cord: 1941 Graham Hollywood Supercharged

While Auburn, Cord, and Duesenberg offered premium American machines, Graham fell to the wayside and needed to jump back into the market with a great car. In comes the Graham Hollywood, which was a partnership that offered the Gordon… more»

Sitting In The Rain: 1936 Cord Sportsman

On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey barreled ashore along the middle Texas coast as a major hurricane.  Then, uncharacteristically, it stalled out and began dumping amazing amounts of water over eastern Texas.  This rainfall combined with decades of overbuilding… more»

A Jailable Offense: 1936 Cord Westchester Sedan And Phaeton

Not so long ago in our history, a man who committed any particularly heinous offense might find himself at the wrong end of a horse whip.  While you might think that horsewhipping someone for a crime is a bit… more»

Skilled Restorers Only: 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton

In November of 1935, the Auburn Automobile Company shocked the world by displaying at the New York Automobile Show what could reasonably be called the most advanced automobile produced in America.  The Cord 810 was a smash hit, and… more»

Chrysler Powered Coffin: 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton

If you’re looking for that one of a kind hot rod, look no further! Don’t worry, I’m not saying you should chop up this rare 1936/7 Cord 812 Phaeton, that’s already been done for you. All you have to… more»

Caretaker Needed: 1937 Cord 812

During the chilly month of November in 1935, the country was still in the grips of the Depression.  However, the love affair Americans enjoyed with automobiles had not cooled.  Inside the New York Auto Show, record crowds struggled to see a… more»

Coffin Nose Survivor: 1937 Cord 812 SC

Just about everyone is familiar with the “Coffin nose” Cord for its luxury and styling. Although there aren’t that many floating around in original unrestored condition. This Cord is in solid shape, but we are curious on the back… more»

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