1937 Cord 812 SC Phaeton / 812 32418 H Chassis Information

1937 Cord 812 photograph

1937 Cord 812 photograph

1937 Cord 812 photograph

1937 Cord 812 photograph

1937 Cord 812 photograph

1937 Cord 812 photograph

1937 Cord 812 photograph

1937 Cord 812 photograph

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SC Phaeton
Chassis #: 812 32418 H
Engine #: FC 2124
Gearbox #: T 2066
Sold for $357,000 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
One of the greatest automobile designs of all time - and one of the most recognizable - is the Cord 810. Its designer, Gordon Buehrig, also designed numerous Duesenberg custom bodies as well as the 1935 Auburn.

The new Cord featured plenty of innovations - front wheel drive, no running boards, electric-pneumatic pre-selector shifting, disappearing headlights, streamlined styling and an instrument panel that looked like it came straight from an airplane. The car was a sensation but was plagued by mechanical issues and an evaporating specialty car market.

The 1936-37 Cords were powered by a Lycoming V-8 motor that offered 125 horsepower (Lycoming Motors was part of the Cord Corporation). A supercharger was available in 1937.

This example is an original factory-supercharged Cord 812 Phaeton. During its life, it shared as the showroom display model for Dallas Winslow's Auburn Cord Duesenberg Company of Auburn, Indiana (now known as the ACD Automobile Museum). The car was purchased in the late 1950s by Dr. Milton Neumann from Oklahoma. Dr. Neumann had the ACD Company restored the car to its original condition. This was the last Cord rebuilt by the ACD Company in Auburn. During the restoration, it was given a correct rear-mounted spare, identical to one of eight original units, supplied by Los Angeles dealer the Auburn-Fuller Company.

During the 1960s, the car was involved in an accident. It was then put into storage and remained largely hidden away until 1987, when it was purchased by George Arakelian. It was then given a restoration to its original condition and appearance, including a new front stub frame.

Upon completion, it made its restoration debut at the 1997 ACD Club National Reunion, where it received the Buehrig Trophy for Best 810/812 and the Ames Trophy for Best of Show. Two years later, it won the Buehrig Trophy for a second time. Over the 15 years that followed, it made several show appearances, including the 2013 Glenmoor Gathering of Significant Automobiles.

The current caretaker acquired the car in 2013. In 2017, it was judged Best of Show at the ACD Club West Coast Meet, and Best in Class at the 2018 Boca Raton Concours d'Elegance.


2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$225,000-$275,000 
Sale Price :
$357,000

2019 7
2018 17
2017 11
2016 11
2015 13
2014 10
2013 10
2012 11
2011 9
2010 10

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Cord 812 Westchester Sedan
Sold for $15,400
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 32226F
Sold for $258,500
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton
Chassis#: 633
Sold for $134,400
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812SC Phaeton
Chassis#: 32358H
Sold for $75,040
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo Auction
 
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton
Sold for $196,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Cabriolet
Chassis#: 901
Sold for $212,800
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1937 CORD 812 SPORTSMAN S/C CABRIOLET
Chassis#: 31631F
Sold for $231,000
  2019 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, Az.
 
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton
Sold for $77,000
  2018 Mecum : Las Vegas
 
1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 113
Sold for $137,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 1214
Sold for $100,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Hershey
 
1937 Cord 812 Beverly
Chassis#: 2075S
Sold for $50,600
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1937 Cord 812 Beverly
Chassis#: 1006
Sold for $44,000
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Custom Beverly
Chassis#: 812 310225 S
Sold for $42,900
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1937 Cord 812 S/C Cabriolet Sportsman
Chassis#: 81232309F
Sold for $539,000
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812 S/C Custom Berline
Chassis#: 10008B
Sold for $170,500
  2018 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton
Chassis#: 812 32418 H
Sold for $357,000
  2018 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812 'Armchair' Beverly
Chassis#: 1518
Sold for $48,400
  2018 RM Sothebys : Auburn Spring
 
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton
Chassis#: 9071
Sold for $126,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1937 CORD 812 PHAETON
Chassis#: 1827H
Sold for $95,500
  2018 Premier Auction Group
 
1936 Cord 812 Westchester Fastback Sedan
Chassis#: 812 31874 A
Sold for $49,280
  2018 Bonhams : Amelia Island Auction
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1937 Cord 812's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1937 CORD 812 SPORTSMAN CONVERTIBLE COUPE812 1256 F2019 Worldwide Auctioneers : The Auburn Auction   
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton 2019 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton812 31415 H2019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $125,000$150,000
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton812 32269 H2018 RM Sothebys : The Petersen Automotive Museum $220,000$260,000
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton11942018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall   
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman31631F2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale $175,000$250,000
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton 2017 GAA : November$110,000  
1937 Cord 812 Beverly Sedan 2017 Collector Car Toronto Fall Classic$65,000  
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton812 1155 H2017 Auctions America : Auburn Fall $165,000$185,000
1937 Cord 812 Westchester Sedan1471A2017 Mecum : Monterey$55,000  
1937 Cord 812 Convertible PhaetonFB19972017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island $165,000$200,000
1937 Cord 812 Beverly 4dr Sedan1704A2017 Motostalgia : Amelia Island $65,000$90,000
1937 Cord 812 SC Sportsman Convertible Coupe8121163F2017 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale, AZ $175,000$225,000
1937 Cord 812 Sportsman8121163F2016 Mecum : Monterey$120,000  
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton1339H2016 The Finest : Aspen $120,000$140,000
1937 CORD 812 SUPERCHARGED SPORTSMAN31631F2015 Bonhams : The Frederiksen Auction $1,000,000$2,000,000
1937 Cord 812 Sportsman Convertible Coupe 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$140,000  
1937 Cord 812 Custom Roadster 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$62,500  
1937 Cord 812 Custom Beverly Sedan 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$75,000  
1937 Cord Beverly Supercharged Sedan 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$40,000  
1937 Cord Beverly Sedan SC Compresseur31959 S2015 Rétromobile by Artcurial Motorcars $75,000$85,000
1937 CORD 812 PHAETON31735F2014 BarrettJackson, Las Vegas   
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton32419H2014 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival $120,000$150,000
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton 2014 Mecum : Indianapolis$132,500  
1937 CORD 812 PHAETON31735F2014 BarrettJackson : Palm Beach   
1937 Cord 812 Cabriolet812 2214 F2014 RM Auctions Amelia Island $90,000$120,000
1937 Cord 812 S/C Sportsman32420F2014 Gooding & Company Amelia Island Sale $250,000$350,000
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton812 1339 H2014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$150,000  
1937 Cord 812 Beverly1677 S2014 Gooding & Company The Scottsdale Auction $60,000$80,000
1937 Cord 812 Westchester Sedan 2013 Auctions America Auburn Fall$36,500  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 SC Phaeton
Chassis Num: 31690H
Engine Num: FC2265
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 SC Phaeton
Chassis Num: 32339H
Engine Num: FC3079
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Supercharged Sportsman
Chassis Num: 32420F
Engine Num: FC 2807
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 SC Phaeton
Chassis Num: 32462H
Engine Num: FC3249
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 38010A
Engine Num: FB2003
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Beverly Sedan
Chassis Num: 812 10180 S
Engine Num: FB 2003
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Sportsman
Chassis Num: 812 1163 F
Engine Num: FC 2133
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Chassis Num: 812 1339 H
Engine Num: FB 2454
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Chassis Num: 812 1546 H
Engine Num: FB 3258
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Chassis Num: 812 1933H
Engine Num: FB 2578
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 SC Phaeton
Chassis Num: 812 31643 H
Engine Num: FC 2133
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 812 31762 F
Engine Num: FC 2575
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 812 32023 F
Engine Num: FC 3232
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 SC Phaeton
Chassis Num: 812 32418 H
Engine Num: FC 2124
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 Supercharged Sportsman
Chassis Num: 81232309F
Engine Num: FC 3044
Chassis information for the Cord 8121937 SC Phaeton
Chassis Num: FB1997
Engine Num: FB1997


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