1937 Cord 812
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It is painted in Cigarette Cream with a matching burgundy interior. When it was new it was sent to South Africa where it remained for many years. Around the early 1970s it was purchased by Dr. Frank Hayward of Johannesburg who later sold it to Dr. Fay Culbreth of Charlotte, North Carolina in 1999. At that time, the odometer read 62,000 miles. Two more owners owned this car before it was brought to the 2008 Automobiles of Amelia presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $250,000-$350,000. As the gavel fell for the third and final time, the car had been sold for $220,000.
This car has been treated to a complete, professional, frame-off, nut-and-bolt restoration that was completed just prior to making its way onto the auction block. It traveled a mere 51 miles since the restoration and is in top concours quality. It is still a right-hand drive vehicle with the interior retaining its original steering wheel, 150-mile-per-hour speedometer, ashtray, speaker, and radio.
By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2008
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