1930 Cord L-29 / 2927005 Chassis Information

Hayes Coupe
Coachwork: Hayes Body Company
Chassis Num: 2927005
Engine Num: FD2638A
Sold for $1,078,000 at 2008 Gooding & Company.
One of the most extraordinary one-off L-29 Cords is this Hayes Coupe, which was a collaboration between Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky and the Hayes Body Company. At the 1929 Monte Carlo Concours, it won the Grand Prix award. A few days later, at the Beaulieu Concours, the Cord won the coveted Grand Prix d'Honneur. It then toured the United States to great acclaim.

The ultimate representation of a 'one-off-custom-bodied' automobile is this stunning coupe designed for the Hayes Body Corporation of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its main purpose was to promote the Hayes potential for contract body building and to attract the attention of Cord and the world's automakers.

Upon its completion, this car was sent to Europe and entered in a number of prestigious French concours d'Elegances. Concours rules of the time stated that the car must be driven to the show, and Hayes' first challenge was to get the car from Michigan to Paris for the 1930 Concours.

In 1991, after 50 years of ownership, Brook Stevens sold his masterpiece to Blackhawk Museum. The Hayes Coupe was sold again only a few months later to the current owner. Under current ownership the car was sent to the 1993 ACD National Meet where it was certified as a Category 1 Original Car, and awarded First in Class.

This perfection - combined with the lovely proportions, long hood, extremely low profile, lack of running boards, unique window shape and the luxurious materials in the cockpit - presents a singular automobile that owes nothing to previous designs from any manufacturer or coachbuilder. Put quite simply, the stylistic features of the Hayes Coupe was way ahead of their time.

Chassis# 2927005

2008 Gooding & Company
Pre-Auction Estimates :$900,000-$1,100,000 
Sale Price : $1,078,000

Analysis

Chassis number 2927005 Auction Sales History
2008$1,078,000

2018 1
2017 2
2016 3
2015 2
2014 2
2013 2
2012 2
2011 2
2010 1
2009 2

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$253,000$253,0001
2017$218,750$300,0002
2016$176,000$203,5003
2015$948,750$1,760,0002
2014$158,439$176,0002
2013$528,550$990,0002
2012$254,375$324,5002
2011$187,000$209,0002
2010$286,000$286,0001
2009$184,250$187,0002

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1930 sales)
1930 CORD L29 SPORT PHAETON
Chassis#: 2925858
Sold for $253,000
  2018 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1930 CORD L29 4-DOOR BROUGHAM
Chassis#: FDA1785
Sold for $300,000
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1930 CORD L29 CONVERTIBLE SEDAN
Chassis#: FD3007A
Sold for $137,500
  2017 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale
 
1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2927648
Sold for $187,000
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Motor City
    
1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2928140
Sold for $203,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
    
1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2928423
Sold for $137,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Arizona
 
1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Sold for $137,500
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1930 CORD MODEL L-29 TOWN CAR
Chassis#: 2926823
Sold for $1,760,000
  2015 Bonhams Amelia Island Auction
    
1930 CORD L-29 SEDAN PHAËTON
Chassis#: L29 00185
Sold for $140,878
  2014 LES GRANDES MARQUES DU MONDE AU GRAND PALAIS
 
1930 CORD L29 PHAETON
Chassis#: FD2936A
Sold for $176,000
  2014 Barrett-Jackson's 43RD Annual Scottsdale Auction
    
1930 Cord L-29 'Roadster'
Sold for $67,100
  2013 Worldwide Auctions - Auburn
 
1930 Cord L-29 Sport Cabriolet by Voll & Ruhrbeck
Chassis#: 2927898
Sold for $990,000
  2013 RM Auctions - Amelia Island
    
1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 2928013
Sold for $324,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
  
1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: FDA 3837
Sold for $184,250
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
    
1930 Cord L-29 Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: FDA1423
Sold for $165,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
    
1930 Cord L-29 Sedan Phaeton
Chassis#: 2927039
Sold for $209,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
 
1930 Cord L-29 Boattail Speedster
Sold for $286,000
  2010 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auctions
 
1930 Cord L-29
Chassis#: 2928140
Sold for $187,000
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
    
1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Sold for $181,500
  2009 Automobiles of Arizona
 
1930 Cord L-29
Chassis#: 2927005
Sold for $1,078,000
  2008 Gooding & Company
    

No Sale

1930 Cord L-29's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Cord L-2929268532016 Motostalgia : Amelia Island Auction $425,000$550,000
1930 Cord L-29 Roadster 2013 Auctions America Fall Carlisle$60,000  
1930 Cord L29 Cabriolet 2012 Leake Auctions Tulsa$140,000  
1930 CORD L29 CABRIOLET29270332011 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction $175,000$200,000
1930 CORD L29 CABRIOLET29270332011 Worldwide Auctions The Auburn Auction $175,000$200,000
1930 Cord L-29 Phaeton Convertible 2009 Carlisle Auction 09 Fall Carlisle Collector Car Auction   
1930 CORD SEDAN FOUR DOOR 2001 Kruse Auction Auburn, IN$74,000  

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