The 810-812 Cord is a consensus for anyones list of the most beautiful production cars of all time! This groundbreaking design set the world on fire when it was introduced at the 1935 NY Auto Salon. People actually stood on top of other cars to get a glimpse of the Cord, which was akin to a spaceship having landed in the middle of the show floor. Sales requests were overwhelming for the relatively small Auburn Auto company and the cars were rushed to production. Many little irritating things were solved in the '37 Production year so '37 is generally considered the year to buy if you have a choice. The supercharged models with their outside exhaust pipes are the rarest and most desirable models. These cars are arguably the fastest and most drivable PreWar car there is. They handle and ride like no other Pre War car. They look like no other PreWar car. They are quite simply like no other PreWar car and quite frankly better than many cars produced long after the War ended.
This exceptional example, an ACD Certified car, is considered by those in the know as one of the finest examples if its kind. With a known history going back to the 60's, the car was the subject of a ground up restoration completed in 2013 by respected craftsman Mark Clayton. Since the the Seller acquired the car, he has shown the car successfully, winning AACA Grand National Senior, CCCA Premier, and ACD Senior Emeritus Awards. The car has competed and won Class Awards at prestigious Concours such as Hilton Head and Amelia Island among others. It runs and drives wonderfully- the Seller puts about 10 miles on the car every month during the driving season-and is ready to go anywhere one would wish to drive it. Everything- all guages, lights, and accessories work in the car. Finished in a striking Rich Maroon with Tan Top and Full Leather interior, the panel fit is exceptional. the paint is flawless, the chrome is stunning, and the interior leather is soft and supple. The Top is as new having never been lowered. The car is correct in every manner and worthy of acquisition by the most descriminating collector. Phaetons are the most drivable and usable when it comes to Open Cords, you can take along a few passengers in style and get there in a hurry! No collection is complete without an 810/812 Cord.
The 812 Cord is one of the most beautiful production cars of all time, and they are quite simply the best driving pre War car there is.