1937 Cord 812
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This medium-priced, front wheel drive vehicle had styling by the legendary stylist, Gordon Buehrig. These 1937 Cords, known as the 812, were similar to the prior year models. The biggest improvement was the addition of the Schwitzer-Cummings centrifugal supercharger. It added an additional 6 psi worth of boost. The chromed exhaust pipes coming out of the sides of the hood gave visual hints of the vehicles performance and sporty persona.
This car shown is finished in burgundy and is one of only three examples constructed with a removable hardtop. Its unique qualities, coffin-nosed front end, and sporty characteristics inspired bidding. The car found a new home, selling for $225,500.
By Daniel Vaughan | Mar 2007
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