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1937 Cord 812 Super Charged Phaeton - Sold
VMC Stock ID: 270710
Mileage: 68,300
VIN: 31700H
Engine: FC2287 engine 90-degree L Head Lycoming Supercharged.  288 cu. in. 170 HP @4000 RPM
Transmission: 4 speed vacuum servo pre-selector
Gear Ratio: 6.5:1
Wheelbase: 132 inches
Wheels: 16" Steel
Tires: Firestone 6.50 x 16" white walls
Exterior Color: Eggplant
Interior Color: Tan Leather
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1937 Cord 812 Super Charged Phaeton

J. J. Best Banc & Co.

The 1937 Cord Super Charged Phaeton was one of the most distinguished and recognized automobiles of its era. Designer Gordon Buehrig conceived this car reportedly as a Duesenberg with very little chrome except for the external exhaust pipes mounted on each side of the hood and grille for the $415 super charge factory installed feature.

Cord Automobile was a division of the Auburn Automobile Company and was the first American car with front wheel drive and independent front suspension. The design of this car was most unconventional for its time as it featured a coffin nose, wrap around grille and hidden headlamps that disappeared into the pontoon fenders by hand cranks on the dashboard. The semi-automatic pre-selector four-speed transmission plus overdrive extends in front of the engine resulting in a very low chassis with no need for running boards. This car rides on a 132 -inch wheelbase and has a 288 cubic-inch super charged L-head V-8 engine with 4-wheel hydraulic brakes.

Around 3,000 of the 810 and 812 Cords were produced in 1936 and 1937. Cord ceased production after the 193-model year with 688 super charged models delivered.
The elegant phaeton sports the unique "coffin nose" and fenders with disappearing headlights.

This 80-year-old beauty is presented in rich eggplant with tan leather interior.
The door fit is excellent as are the paint, interior, and beautiful chrome bumpers.
A pair of original Cord fog lamps adorn the front apron. The engine turned dash is beautiful with all gauges clear and crisp, all in working order.

This car has been certified by the A.C.D. Club as having the original engine to this chassis along with its original super charger. The Certification Number for Cord #31700H is 146 according to the information provided to us by the ACD Club.

This Classic is ready for any Concours or Classic Car Club of America Caravan anywhere.

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