For Sale: 1936 Cord Antique in West Okoboji, Iowa


Vehicle Description

We offer here a fine example of a barn-find of one of the most sought after vehicles from the era of the elegant classics. The "New Cord" premiered in 1936 with its updated design featuring rounded body panels, "coffin" hood, and absent running-boards, all in the name of improved aerodynamics. Powered by a 289cid V8 Lycoming engine with aluminum heads and downdraft Stromberg carburation, this naturally aspirated motor put out 125 horsepower and was a huge stride ahead of its time. An early ancestor of today’s front wheel drive cars the cord also sported hide-away headlamps, locking fuel door and an aviation style, machine jeweled dash jammed full of gauges, switches and controls. This particular car was purchased by its previous owner in 1957 out of South Dakota, put away and added to his accumulated stash of collector classics. It was retained by the family as a favorite (amongst several others) whilst most of the collection was liquidated by estate auction in the early 1990's. This car has not been restored and is not without faults. The vehicle runs and drives in its present condition even without restoration. Much of this car will undoubtedly need restoration if you want it to shine like new. As you can see from the pictures, this true "barn find" has survived remarkably well including original paint and interior. More important than its nice condition is the fact that the car is nearly complete so if you desire a restored classic, some mechanical tinkering, a bit of body work, a few pieces of glass and a splash of new paint, you can have one of the most sought-after cars on the planet. No one piloting this American built luxury car along the roads and highways can escape the stares and thumbs-up attention this fine example of one of the most recognizable and timeless classics, receives. If you are showing, cruising or just collecting this car leaves nothing to be desired. The well preserved condition of this vehicle and its lower than average price makes it a perfect choice for getting into the classic car market either as an investment opportunity or as a project to be built into a trophy winning show stopper. If you've wanted a beautiful stylish car at an affordable price this is the one! Don't wait, get started turning heads today. Mileage stated in listing is not certified, odometer reading only. Contact Grant in our sales department for further assistance, phone 712-332-8029 or email

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-758871
  • Year:1936
  • Make:Cord
  • Model:Antique
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:62759
  • Stock Number:36C1
  • VIN:1717A