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1937 Cord 812 Sportsman - "The Lost Cord" - Restored - SEE VIDEO

Sale price: $138,100.00 make an offer

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Date: 2014-04-02
Please let me know if this is still available to bid on as I have a serious buyer if so.760-758-6100 Sheri Grilliot (from Oceanside, CA) offered usd
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Cord
Model: Sportsman
Year: 1937
Type: Convertible
Color: Maroon
Mileage: 67,552
Engine: Lycoming V8
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Interior Color: Parchment Leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1937 Cord 812 Sportsman - "The Lost Cord" - Restored - SEE VIDEO for sale

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1937 Cord 812 Sportsman - "The Lost Cord" - Restored - SEE VIDEO Photo
  • 1937 Cord 812 Sportsman - "The Lost Cord" - Restored - SEE VIDEO

1937 Cord 812 Sportsman - "The Lost Cord" - Restored - SEE VIDEO

1937 Cord 812 Sportsman Convertible Coupe - "The Lost Cord"

Offered on behalf of Monte Shelton Motors.

Serial Number: 1478F • Engine Number: FB1884 • Body Number: C92 - 215

This Cord Convertible Coupe was built in August of 1936 and sold as a Model 812 in 1937. It was one of just 130 standard Convertible Coupes built by Cord. during the life of the company. Dubbed the "Sportsman. these 2 passenger coupes were among the rarest models of an already rare marque.

The car passed through several owners over the years and was acquired in 1986 by a Cord collector and restorer in Portland. Oregon. It has remained under restoration for the past 28 years and thus is not listed in such books as Josh Malk's "Cord - The Timeless Classic. " It has been. for all intents and purposes. "The Lost Cord. "

After the passing of the owner. the restoration continued until 2014. It has been recently completed. To list everything done to this car is nearly impossible. Suffice to say. every component has been removed. restored or replaced. All wood in the body was refabricated in solid oak. The original Lycoming engine was rebuilt. as was the Bendix gearshift. transmission. the front-wheel-drive and all mechanical components.
The car has a total of less than 10 miles since restoration.

The stunning Gordon Buehrig-designed body was stripped to bare metal and refinished in correct Rich Maroon color with parchment leather interior. The panel fit and finish of this car is outstanding. Please see photos and video.

I have personally driven this car. Although I was not around to drive one in 1937. I would say it operates as good as new. The engine is silky smooth with plenty of power. The Bendix vacuum transmission shifts well and the front-wheel drive system operates as it should. In just my short test-drive and time shooting the photos and video for this listing. I was overwhelmed with the attention this car brings from the public. When you tell someone this is a 1937 car. they look at you with disbelief. One can only imagine that 78 years ago this must have truly seemed like something from another world. All tribute to the timeless design of Gordon Buehrig and the workers at Cord.

A realistic reserve has been placed on this car in keeping with its quality and rarity. Please bid accordingly.

Car is located in Portland. Oregon.


Thanks for looking and GOOD LUCK!

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Winning bidder please contact us within 24 hours of auction close. Full payment is due in certified U. S. funds via bank wire transfer within 7 days of auction close to Monte Shelton Motors. a licensed Oregon dealership. We do not accept overseas bank drafts or cashier's checks. Vehicle has a clear title and is being sold by the owner. with our assistance. Please call David at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time with any questions. Thank you.

Shipping is the responsibility of the buyer and not included in the auction price. Vehicle must be picked up within 14 days of payment. unless other arrangements have been made. Note that vehicle will be shipping from the Portland. Oregon area with easy access to interstate highways (I-5: north-south. and I-84 east). We will gladly assist your carrier with loading.

Please ask all questions before bidding. Your personal inspection is invited before the close of the auction. Only you know if the vehicle is right for you. All descriptions are based upon information provided by the seller and our own personal inspection of the vehicle. Obviously. with any collector vehicle there are internal areas that cannot be inspected. but description will be based upon the seller's representations and our observation of the vehicle. For that reason. the vehicle in this listing is being sold "as-is" with no warranties of any kind expressed or implied. Mileage listed is that showing on the odometer and unless otherwise noted. cannot be verified due to the age of the vehicle. By participating in this auction. the bidder agrees to these terms.

Charvet Classic Cars is not a dealership or brokerage. I simply assist sellers (all of whom are my personal friends) to find new appreciative homes for their special vehicles. I have been an eBay seller with 100% positive feedback since 1998. and involved with classic cars for many years. I like these cars as much as you do! If you e-mail or call with questions. you will receive my personal attention and knowledge to help you make an informed decision. Thank you - David Charvet

You may e-mail by asking a question through the eBay site. or call me at 503-309-7729 between 9am and 9pm Pacific Time.

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from Dr Waiton, dated 27 june 2018
Al Jolson car, 1937 Cord 812 S/c Phaeton, all original. In familysince 1940!

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