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1937 Cord 812 Armored Beverly Sedan / 10182S Vehicle Information

1937 Cord 812 photograph

1937 Cord 812 photograph

1937 Cord 812 photograph

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Sold for $132,000 at 2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ.
Sold for $63,250 at 2021 Mecum : Monterey.
This 1937 Cord 812 Armored Beverly Bustleback Sedan is one of 235 examples produced in 1937, one of two with dual spare tire holders in the front fenders, and the only armored Cord produced. It was built especially for the State of Louisiana for the use of high-ranking government officials.

This Beverley Sedan is based on a 132-inch wheelbase unitized body with a bolt-on front sub-frame. Front suspension is independent and the rear uses a transverse leaf spring setup with parallel semi-elliptic leaf springs, and both front and rear are controlled by hydraulic lever-arm shock absorbers. Stopping power is by 10-inch Bendix hydraulic drum brakes. The 16-inch Cord-designed wheels with large chrome-plated wheel covers are wrapped with 6.50-16 white sidewall tires. The Lycoming-built 288.6 cubic-inch L-head V8 engine offers 125 horsepower at 3,500 RPM. The unique front-wheel drive unit combines the transmission and differential into a single assembly with four forward speeds and one reverse. Shifting is via a Bendix pre-selector vacuum/electric-switch mechanism controlled by a small lever on the steering column. The pontoon-style front fenders house disappearing headlamps operated by a crank and cable mechanism on each side of the instrument panel. The light assemblies were based on a design used on the Stinson aircraft landing lights. The front doors are rear-hinged and the alligator-type hood is equipped with seven rows of louvers rather than a more common radiator grille.

This vehicle is finished in silver and the interior is finished in blue cloth with light gray trim. It resided in Louisiana as part of the U.S. Coast Guard through 1951, where it is believed to have served as transportation for high-ranking government officials and members of Congress. In June 1972 it was sold to a Canadian collector in Amherst, Nova Scotia, where it remained until 1989, when it was sold to another collector in British Columbia who restored it to the highest level and sold the Cord to its current owner.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2021



2021 Mecum : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $150,000-USD $175,000 
Sale Price :
USD $63,250

2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ

Sale Price :
USD $132,000

1937 Cord 812 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1937 sales)
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton
Chassis#: 32370H
Sold for USD$170,500
  2021 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1937 Cord 812 SC Phaeton
Chassis#: FC2682
Sold for USD$154,000
  2021 Worldwide Auctioneers : The 14th Annual Auburn Auction
 
1937 Cord 812 Westchester Sedan
Chassis#: FB1427
Sold for USD$71,500
  2021 Mecum : Monterey
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812 Armored Beverly Sedan
Chassis#: 10182S
Sold for USD$63,250
  2021 Mecum : Monterey
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 CORD 812 CABRIOLET RE-CREATION
Chassis#: CA697900
Sold for USD$121,000
  2021 Barrett-Jackson : Las Vegas
 
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Cabriolet
Chassis#: 812 32485 F
Sold for USD$229,600
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton
Chassis#: 1047
Sold for USD$184,800
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Cabriolet
Chassis#: 1023
Sold for USD$257,600
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton
Sold for USD$123,750
  2020 Mecum : Dallas
 
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton
Chassis#: 1229
Sold for USD$170,500
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Mitosinka Collection
 
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton
Chassis#: 825
Sold for USD$90,750
  2020 RM Sothebys : Auburn Fall Auction
 
1937 Cord 812 S/C Phaeton
Chassis#: 812 32465 H
Sold for USD$231,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Geared Online
 
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan
Chassis#: 31841A
Sold for USD$94,858
  2020 Bonhams July Motoring Auction
 
1937 CORD 812 CUSTOM BEVERLY ARMORED SEDAN
Chassis#: 10182S
Sold for USD$132,000
  2020 Barrett-Jackson : Scottsdale, AZ
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812 S/C Cabriolet 'Sportsman'
Chassis#: 31950 F
Sold for USD$544,000
  2020 Gooding & Company : Scottsdale Arizona
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton
Chassis#: 851
Sold for USD$263,200
  2020 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1937 Cord 812 Westchester Sedan
Sold for USD$15,400
  2019 Mecum : Chicago
 
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman Convertible Coupe
Chassis#: 32226F
Sold for USD$258,500
  2019 Mecum : Monterey
 
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton
Chassis#: 633
Sold for USD$134,400
  2019 RM Sothebys : The Guyton Collection
1937 Cord 812 image  1937 Cord 812 image  
1937 Cord 812SC Phaeton
Chassis#: 32358H
Sold for USD$75,040
  2019 Bonhams : Tupelo 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 Supercharged Phaeton812 31918 H2021 RM Sothebys : Hershey $170,000$190,000
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman Convertible Coupe32317F2021 Mecum : Monterey$250,000$275,000$325,000
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton1155H2020 RM Sothebys : Palm Beach Online $140,000$150,000
1937 Cord 812 Phaeton6332020 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $160,000$200,000
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 Beverly Sedan 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$75,000  
1937 Cord 812 Custom Roadster 2015 Auctions America Auburn Fall$62,500  
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

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1937 Cord 812 vehicle thumbnail image  1937 Cord 812 vehicle thumbnail image  
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Cord 812 Vehicle Profiles
Berline
Cord 812 Berline

Model Year: 1937
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Beverly Sedan
Cord 812 Beverly Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Beverly Sedan
Cord 812 Beverly Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Profile

Beverly Sedan
Cord 812 Beverly Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Beverly Sedan
Cord 812 Beverly Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Cabriolet
Cord 812 Cabriolet

Model Year: 1937

Cabriolet
Cord 812 Cabriolet

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Cabriolet
Cord 812 Cabriolet

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Cabriolet
Cord 812 Cabriolet

Model Year: 1937
Profile

Cabriolet
Cord 812 Cabriolet

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1937
Profile

Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1937
Profile

Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Model Year: 1937
Profile

Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Cord 812 Convertible Phaeton Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Custom Berline
Cord 812 Custom Berline

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Custom Berline
Cord 812 Custom Berline

Model Year: 1937
Profile

Custom Berline
Cord 812 Custom Berline

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Custom Berline
Cord 812 Custom Berline

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Custom Beverly
Cord 812 Custom Beverly

Model Year: 1937
Profile

SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937
Profile

SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937
Profile
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937
Profile
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937

SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937
Profile
SC Phaeton
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937

SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Engine Num: FB2447
Model Year: 1937
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Engine Num: FC 2984
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Model Year: 1937
Profile
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Engine Num: FB2008
Model Year: 1937
Profile

Sportsman
Cord 812 Sportsman

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Supercharged Beverly Sedan
Cord 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Supercharged Beverly Sedan
Cord 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan

Model Year: 1937

Supercharged Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Cord 812 Supercharged Convertible Phaeton Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Supercharged Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Cord 812 Supercharged Convertible Phaeton Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Supercharged Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Cord 812 Supercharged Convertible Phaeton Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Profile

Supercharged Coupe
Cord 812 Supercharged Coupe

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Supercharged Custom Berline
Cord 812 Supercharged Custom Berline

Engine Num: FC 3275
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Supercharged Westchester Sedan
Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan

Model Year: 1937

Westchester Sedan
Cord 812 Westchester Sedan

Model Year: 1937
Profile
Armored Beverly Sedan
Cord 812 Armored Beverly Sedan

Chassis Num: 10182S
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 1047
Engine Num: FC 2284
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 1469
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Supercharged Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Cord 812 Supercharged Convertible Phaeton Sedan

Chassis Num: 17834
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Supercharged Beverly Sedan
Cord 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan

Chassis Num: 310096
Model Year: 1937

Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 310164 S
Engine Num: FC2779
Model Year: 1937
Profile
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 31690H
Engine Num: FC2265
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 31700H
Model Year: 1937

SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 318398
Model Year: 1937
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 31940F
Model Year: 1937
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 31950 F
Engine Num: FC 3008
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 32023F
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Supercharged Custom Beverly
Cord 812 Supercharged Custom Beverly

Chassis Num: 32157S
Model Year: 1937
Supercharged Beverly Sedan
no image available

Chassis Num: 32268S
Model Year: 1937

Supercharged Sportsman
Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman

Chassis Num: 32317F
Engine Num: FC3029
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 32339H
Engine Num: FC3079
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 32374H
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Supercharged Sportsman
Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman

Chassis Num: 32420F
Engine Num: FC 2807
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 32462H
Engine Num: FC3249
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 32463CORD
Model Year: 1937
Profile

Cabriolet
Cord 812 Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 38010A
Engine Num: FB2003
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Beverly Sedan
Cord 812 Beverly Sedan

Chassis Num: 812 10180 S
Engine Num: FB 2003
Model Year: 1937
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 812 1156H
Model Year: 1937

Sportsman
Cord 812 Sportsman

Chassis Num: 812 1163 F
Engine Num: FC 2133
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Cord 812 Convertible Phaeton Sedan

Chassis Num: 812 1339 H
Engine Num: FB 2454
Model Year: 1937
Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Cord 812 Convertible Phaeton Sedan

Chassis Num: 812 1546 H
Engine Num: FB 3258
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Cord 812 Convertible Phaeton Sedan

Chassis Num: 812 1933H
Engine Num: FB 2578
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 812 31643 H
Engine Num: FC 2133
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Cabriolet
Cord 812 Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 812 31762 F
Engine Num: FC 2575
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Cabriolet
Cord 812 Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 812 32023 F
Engine Num: FC 3232
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: 812 32418 H
Engine Num: FC 2124
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: 812 32485 F
Engine Num: FC 2399
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

Supercharged Sportsman
Cord 812 Supercharged Sportsman

Chassis Num: 81232309F
Engine Num: FC 3044
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
Westchester Sedan
Cord 812 Westchester Sedan

Chassis Num: FB1427
Engine Num: FC3135
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: FB1865
Model Year: 1937
Profile and Auction History

SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: FB1997
Engine Num: FB1997
Model Year: 1937
SC Phaeton
Cord 812 SC Phaeton

Chassis Num: FC2998
Model Year: 1937
Profile
Convertible Coupe
Cord 812 Convertible Coupe

Chassis Num: FC3144
Engine Num: FC3144
Model Year: 1937
Profile

Custom Cabriolet
Cord 812 Custom Cabriolet

Model Year: 1938
Profile


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