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1937 Cord 812 SC

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Manufacturer: Cord
Model: 812 SC
Year: 1937
Type: Convertible
Color: Brown
Mileage: 10
Engine: V8
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: Convertible
Interior Color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1937 Cord 812 SC for sale

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 A recognized and longtime restoration expert specializing in the grand Full Classics of the years 1925-1940. the consignor has amassed considerable expertise in the distinctive Cord 810/812 automobile series with eight such restorations such as sedans. haetons and Cabriolets(sportsmans). already to his Company  credit. Active over the past 30 years. this Company has restored over 40 different makes and models. With this wealth of experience and a dedicated staff of experienced artisans. the Company  launched the full restoration effort of this 1937 Cord 812 SC in 2010. with the project completed during late 2013 with the outstanding results now displayed here. Completely stripped and refinished inside and out. the 812 was fitted with brand new leather upholstery and beautifully restored bright trim and hardware throughout. including the bright external exhaust pipes specific to the 812 SC. The dash. with its handsome engine-turned dash panel. comprehensive instrumentation. and abundance of aircraft-inspired control levers. is a particularly impressive highlight of this rare supercharged 812. The engine and power train were rebuilt to match. and only a small number of miles of use have been registered since the restoration was completed.  


Rightly designated as Full Classics by the Classic Car Club of America. the 810/812 Cord series remains well appreciated as the remarkably advanced and capable cars they are. with outstanding driving dynamics even by today's standards. in addition to their striking design cues and sophisticated front-drive engineering. With its fresh. top-quality restoration and beautiful presentation. this once-sleeping beauty. a highly rare factory-supercharged 812 SC from 1937. marks a truly exciting find and a compelling opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts of the finest Classic Era designs.  

 Recognized CCCA Full Classic Automobile

MOTOR            FC 2807

BODY               C92 284

SERIAL No      32420 F

CHASSIS         1420

The frame number is 1000 less than the serial number which is correct. The "3" in front only means its S/C and the "F" on the end indicates it is a Cabriolet. The body number C-92-284 breaks down. C92 means its a Cabriolet. and 284 is the number of the body 284th out of 308 manufactured.

Approximately 195 examples of the very attractive Convertible Coupe . Phaetons and Cabriolets. were built during the brief two-year production lifespan of the Cord 810/812. Only 64 units. according to confirmed factory records. were originally supercharged and were produce during 1937

 Today. while the dashing Convertible Coupe is commonly known as the “Sportsman. a designation never officially used by Cord. its aptness is clearly apparent from the clean and sporting lines of the car. aided by a completely disappearing folding-top mechanism.  


The Radical Cord 810/812 

Intended to follow the advanced front-drive Cord L-29 to market but shelved following the devastating 1929 stock-market collapse. the so-called “Baby Duesenberg” returned as the Cord 810 and 812 of 1936/37. Yet another textbook case of E. L. Cord's well-proven formula of outstanding design. performance. and technical sophistication at a surprisingly reasonable price point. the Gordon Buehrig-styled 810 created an instant sensation at its November 1935 New York Auto Show debut. so much so that Cord simply could not initially meet buyer demand.

The 1937 models. now designated 812. were little changed; significantly. a supercharged engine was now optionally available. with the Schwitzer-Cummins unit delivering a maximum of 6-psi boost to raise the aluminum-head Lycoming V-8's output to 185-195 horsepower. which the factory conservatively revised downward to 185-195 horsepower. The supercharged 812's strong performance was amply confirmed in September 1937 when Ab Jenkins set 35 AAA-certified American stock-car speed records at Bonneville. including 24 hours at an average speed – including stops – of 101. 72 miles per hour.

Regarding the ownership provenance of this Cord convertible couple. The car is well known to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club. The following information comes from Stanley Gillilan. ormer president ACD Club and today is the Newsletter Editor and Historian):
Years ago. 1950's. this Cord was owned by Antony J. "Tony" Rozance. a band leader in San Antonio. TX.
Then. 960's. Douglas Johnson(former president of ACD club). an insurance claims adjustor in Wayne. New Jersey.
In. 970's. Mark Trimble. owner of a tourist attraction. Shepard of the Hills in Branson. MO. ”

This car was exported to Argentina and start restoration in 2009 and ended in Jan 2014 and exported back to the United States

the car has less than 10 miles since frame off restoration>>

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