1931 Cord L-29 Vehicle Profile

Rumble Seat Cabriolet
The Cord L-29's front-wheel drive system provided outstanding handling and tractability for its time, but the car was not a high performance machine: top speed was only 75 mph. As an attempt to solve that issue, later Cords such as this Cabriolet featured the larger 'FF' engine, which provided slightly more power and torque.

The original restoration of this factory-bodied L-29 Cord was performed for noted enthusiast Chip Conner, and was awarded Second in Class during the L-29 feature year at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in 1987.

Collector Jim Fasnacht acquired the car from Conner 15 years later, and had the restoration extensively freshened, with great attention to accuracy and authenticity. The car returned to Pebble Beach and was again a class winner. It went on to garner Best L-29 at the ACD Club National Reunion, where it was judged by the most knowledgeable L-29 experts and found to be flawless.

The car has unusual headlamps known as Woodlites. These were a popular accessory on low-slung 1930s luxury automobiles. The design was intended to focus a narrow beam of intense light directly forward, rather than spreading the light in a method of 'bowl' headlamps of the day.

Chassis#

No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

Analysis

Chassis number Auction Sales History

2017 2
2015 2
2014 2
2013 4
2012 4
2011 1
2010 1
2008 1
2007 2
2005 1

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2017$211,750$236,5002
2015$168,375$180,0002
2014$258,500$258,5002
2013$291,122$407,0004
2012$305,075$368,5004
2011$63,180$63,1801
2010$203,500$203,5001
2008$154,000$154,0001
2007$324,500$418,0002
2005$236,500$236,5001

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1931 sales)
1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 3916
Sold for $187,000
  2017 RM Auctions : Amelia Island
  
1932 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 4987
Sold for $236,500
  2017 RM Sotheby's : Arizona Auction
 
1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2929506
Sold for $180,000
  2015 WorldWide Auctions - Houston Classic Auction
 
1931 Cord L-29 Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Chassis#: 2930071
Sold for $156,750
  2015 RM Sotheby's : Amelia Island
    
1931 Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan
Sold for $258,500
  2014 Worldwide Auctions - Auburn
 
1931 Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 2928812
Sold for $258,500
  2014 The 7th Annual Auburn Auction
 
1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2929244
Sold for $246,488
  2013 RM Auction - London
 
1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2929040
Sold for $231,000
  2013 RM Auctions - St John's
    
1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2929758
Sold for $407,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
 
1931 Cord L-29
Chassis#: 2929245
Sold for $280,000
  2013 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction
  
1931 Cord L-29 La Grande Boattail Speedster Recreation
Chassis#: 2927156
Sold for $368,500
  2012 RM Auctions - St. Johns, Michigan
    
1931 Cord L29 Cabriolet
Sold for $220,000
  2012 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic Auction
 
1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2930061
Sold for $341,000
  2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla
    
1931 Cord L-29 LaGrande Speedster
Chassis#: 2927156
Sold for $290,800
  2012 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Sale, Az
    
1931 Cord L-29 Brougham
Chassis#: 2929340
Sold for $63,180
  2011 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance: Collectors' Motorcars and Automobilia
 
1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2929157
Sold for $203,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Vintage Motor Cars of Meadow Brook
    
1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2927940
Sold for $154,000
  2008 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1931 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2927175
Sold for $231,000
  2007 RM Auctions - The McMullen Collection
 
1931 Cord L-29 Front Drive LaGrande Speedster
Chassis#: FD2687
Sold for $418,000
  2007 Vintage Motor Cars in Arizona
    
1931 Cord L-29 Phaeton Sedan
Chassis#: 2927115
Sold for $236,500
  2005 Vintage Motor Cars at Meadow Brook Hall
 

No Sale

1931 Cord L-29's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1931 Cord L-29 CabrioletFDA42012018 Worldwide Auctioneers : Scottsdale $325,000$375,000

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