For Sale: 1936 Cord Phaeton in West Okoboji, Iowa


Vehicle Description

In the realm of classics, the trifecta of Cord, Auburn and Duesenberg inspire the investment of time money and love to bring any of these timeless automobiles back to live. No expense has been spared in the restoration of this beautiful 1936 Cord Phaeton 810. A multiyear project that culminated in the beautiful vehicle that you see here is responsible for the pride you will have in owning this obscure piece of Americana. "Ahead of its time." These are the words that best describe the 1936 Cord. After a five year hiatus the new Cord 810 was introduced to the driving public with a unitized body with detachable front frame section, front wheel drive, hide-away headlights, coffin hood, suicide doors, four-speed pre-select transmission, four wheel hydraulic drum brakes and semi elliptical rear springs. All of this is powered by 125 horsepower from the naturally aspirated 288.6cid Lycoming V8. The Phaeton 810 convertible came off the line weighing 3815 pounds and the original cost was $2145.00 a considerable amount for a depression era car. This beautiful example is 1 of 1174 Cords of all models produced in 1936. The exact number of Phaetons produced in "36" seems to be an elusive and controversial number, a count of 300 would be a fair estimate. Quite an astoundingly beautiful piece of nostalgia that survived the post-depression era, this car certainly will be the only one on your block. Truly a futuristic sports car from a bygone day, that, when it shows...... it wins!! Feel the wind in your hair as you cruise Hollywood Boulevard while rubbing shoulders with movie stars and starlets of the 30's, many who owned and drove Cords, a favorite luxury automobile of that day and age. This recognizable design puts you into the exclusive club of original Cord motor car owners that can never grow larger than the limited number of vehicles produced. Okoboji Classic Cars LLC is proud to offer this wonderful example of early automotive technology. If you are showing, cruising or just collecting, this car leaves nothing to be desired. The excellent 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 weekend car show trophy getter. If you've wanted a beautifully restored and sporty, super stylish and extremely rare automobile at an affordable price this is the one! Don't wait. Mileage stated in listing is not certified, odometer reading only, the miles shown are test miles only and added since the completion of the restoration. The price has been set at 140k affording an excellent investment opportunity for a discriminating and knowledgeable collector. More pictures and video will be added as time permits. If you want specific pics please contact me with your requirements. Don't wait on this one, it will go fast. Contact our sales department for further details or assistance, 712-332-8029 Call today! or email

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-832924
  • Year:1936
  • Make:Cord
  • Model:Phaeton
  • Exterior Color:Cigarette Cream
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:8
  • Stock Number:36C2
  • VIN:6166907SP65040