1936 CORD 810 PHAETON SEDAN (From the estate of the late John M O'QUINN)
To overcome sagging sales during the great depression, CORD introduced
The car was conceived using a proven formula for sales success: a combination of styling, performance and reasonable price. Highly advanced for its day.. The new car offered hidden headlights, a sleek"coffin nose" hood, no running boards and of cause: front wheel drive. It was an instant sensation.
Approx 600 of the very attractive convertible phaeton sedans were built during the 2 year life cycle of the cord, making them rare when new-rarer still today. They offer a landmark styling and open air motoring.
The example offered here has benefited from a full restoration.
Inside and out, and also has been fitted with external exhaust, although the car is not supercharged.
Today the paintwork is excellent, finished in cigarette cream (yellow). The chrome and brightwork are in excellent condition as well as the top.
The maroon leather interior is in great shape with minor evidence of use. The rear seats are new, the carpets are in great shape.
The dash and gauges were all new and all work. The engine bay is highly detailed. The odometer indicates 319 miles since restoration.
This lovely classic is a CCCA full classic and would be great for touring.
With the 4 speed preselector transmission it is very interesting to operate.