1937 Cord Phaeton 812, VIN #1267A, engine FB1894, designed by Gordon Miller Buehrig, made in Auburn, Indiana, 125 bhp, 90-degree, 288-cid V-8 engine with aluminum heads, 4-speed transmission with vacuum electric shifting, black exterior with hidden headlights, independent front suspension, subframe no. 1320, front brakes redone, clutch rebuilt, runs well, call for condition report.
Note: This innovative design was ahead of its time and considered one of the Museum of Modern Arts' "stellar" designs. Approximately 3,000 Cords were made from 1936 to 1937, when financial distress ceased production.
Exhibitions: This vehicle has been on loan to the New England Air Museum for many years, most recently exhibited under the wing at the Amelia Earhart (1897-1937) exhibit. Amelia was passionate about the Cord automobile and the modern airplane. The forward-thinking culture of the time viewed the connection as the ultimate in modern transportation for their speed and streamline design.
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