1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet / 2928140 Chassis Information

1930 Cord L-29 photograph

1930 Cord L-29 photograph

1930 Cord L-29 photograph

1930 Cord L-29 photograph

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Cabriolet
Chassis #: 2928140
Sold for $187,000 at 2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey.
Sold for $203,500 at 2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
Of the two front-wheel drive American cars announced for 1929, Errett Loban Cord was the first to market. His Cord L-29 began production in June, followed a short time later by Archie Andrews short-lived Ruxton automobiles. The Cords were referred to as 'Cord Front Drive' in company literature. The car was never given a name and would adopt the prototype's I.D. number 'L-29' as its model designation. The company offered four factory body styles comprising of a Sedan, Brougham, Cabrioelt and Phaeton (also known as a convertible sedan.) The prices for the convertibles began at $3,295 while the closed cars began at $3,095.

This particular car has styling by Count Alexis de Sakhnoffsky, a young Russian nobleman who began designing automobiles in the 1920s. He would win five Grands Prix at the Monte Carlo Concours d'Elegance, and the L-29 was his fifth win and the first for an American car.

The front wheel drive configuration allowed for a design that was lower than most other cars on the road. It was given a streamlined grille, the first to surround the radiator with sheet metal. Riding on a 137-inch wheelbase, the chassis consisted of the industry's first X-braced frame and front brakes mounted inboard to reduce unsprung weight. The transmission was mounted behind the front axle in combination with the Lycoming 298.6 cubic-inch straight-eight motor.

Between the 1929 introduced and when production ceased on December 31, 1931, Cord produced 5,010 units. It was followed by a new L-30 but the Great Depression had taken its toll on the company, and full production never happened.

This L-29 was purchased by Ernest Cook in 1939 and remained in his care until 1982, when it was acquired by the current owner. The car has been restored several years ago and painted in classic dark blue and power blue combination with tan canvas top with light blue leather interior. There are dual side-mounted spares and side view mirrors, leather straps and oak tire locks, chrome wire wheels, trunk rack, rumble seat, and its original windshield wipers and wiper motor.

In 2009, this Cord L-29 was offered for sale at the Sports & Classics of Monterey auction in Monterey, California presented by RM Auctions. The car was estimated to sell for $200,000-$250,000. The lot was sold for the sum of $187,000, including buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2009

Chassis# 2928140

2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
Pre-Auction Estimates :$200,000-$250,000 
Sale Price : $203,500
2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
Pre-Auction Estimates :$200,000-$250,000 
Sale Price : $187,000

Analysis

Chassis number 2928140 Auction Sales History
2016$203,500
2009$187,000

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

YearAvg. SaleHigh Sale# of Sales
2018$197,083$253,0003
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 L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: FD3161BA
Sold for $165,000
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Phaeton Sedan
Chassis#: FDA3007
Sold for $173,250
  2018 RM Auctions : Auburn Fall
 
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 image  1930 Cord L-29 image  
1930 Cord L-29 Cabriolet
Chassis#: 2928140
Sold for $203,500
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1930 Cord L-29 image  1930 Cord L-29 image  
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 image  1930 Cord L-29 image  
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 image  1930 Cord L-29 image  
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 image  1930 Cord L-29 image  
1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: 2928013
Sold for $324,500
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
1930 Cord L-29 image  
1930 Cord L-29 Convertible Sedan
Chassis#: FDA 3837
Sold for $184,250
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
1930 Cord L-29 image  1930 Cord L-29 image  
1930 Cord L-29 Boattail Speedster
Chassis#: FDA1423
Sold for $165,000
  2011 RM Auctions - Hershey
1930 Cord L-29 image  1930 Cord L-29 image  
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 image  1930 Cord L-29 image  

No Sale

1930 Cord L-29's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1930 Cord L-29 Convertible SedanFDA30072018 Bonhams : Greenwich Concours $160,000$200,000
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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1930 Cord L-29 vehicle thumbnail image  1930 Cord L-29 vehicle thumbnail image  


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