1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton

ACD Category 1 Certified, Gorgeous Restoration

$188,000

Harry's Thoughts

This is a drop dead gorgeous Supercharged Cord Phaeton that is beautifully restored. Having received the ACD Category 1 Certification three time, this is true and correct. This is a perfect car to add to your collection.

THE ESSENTIALS

This is a beautifully restored 1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton that has earned its ACD Category 1 Certification three times, meaning that all the major components are original and correct.   This is a top-quality no expense spared restoration that can be shown at any concours event worldwide.  This Cord is documented with 75 years of titles, bills of sale, registrations, letters and more, making this a wonderfully documented example.  With only 217 miles completed since restoration, this Cord is a very high point concours quality example.

By 1948, this Cord was owned by Bill B Hopson of San Antonio, TX.  On the 2nd of March 1949, it was acquired by Captain Harry Himebaugh in San Antonio and Enid, OK.  Later that year the Cord was acquired by Arnold Becker of Monroe, LA who then stored it for three decades.  By 1980, Terry Reed retrieved it from storage and sold it to Steve Hamilton of Jackson, TN.  Mr. Hamilton commenced the first phase of its restoration and while it was only partly restored had it ACD certified on September 30, 1992 (C-214).  The meticulous restoration was performed by Cole’s Classic and Antique Autos of Nederland, CO with mechanical restoration performed by Allison Restoration Shop of Auburn, IN.  The Cord was certified two other times, on December 31, 2003, for Mr. Tim Whited from Nederland, CO and on May 13, 2017, for Mollianne Cameron of Westfield, IN.

  • Serial No. 32194H
  • Engine No. FC3303
  • Transmission No. T-3332
  • Supercharger No. V553

The restoration was completed just before setting a world record value of $324,000 at the January 2004 Barrett-Jackson auction.  The Cord is now offered on consignment on behalf of the estate of the owner.  (See the Classic Promenade website to see the 125 photos and three videos)

The Rich Maroon livery is stunning with its perfect chrome and stainless-steel trim.   Being a concours quality restoration, nearly everything is in excellent condition throughout.  The paint has a couple of very small touched up areas from erecting the gorgeous tan canvas convertible top.  The white walled tires are also as new and the original correct stainless steel exhaust pipes emanating from the engine compartment are spectacular.

The interior is also as new and in excellent concours condition.  The rich tan leather interior is soft and supple with no signs of wear.  The tan wool carpeting is also as new and looks and feels great.  The dashboard is beautiful, and the instruments look and function well.  We love the design and layout of the instruments and the engine turned dash panel.  How many cars of the 1930’s featured a 150-mph speedometer!

The engine compartment and chassis are also in show quality condition.  The venerable 289 CID Lycoming engine is strong and powerful and is enhanced by its original Schwitzer-Cummins centrifugal supercharger with 4.5 pounds of boost.  The combination produces a massive 170 hp.  The transmission is the semi-automatic pre-select four speed transmission.  The Cord runs and drives perfectly for shows and concours, but before touring would need to be fully lubricated and commissioned for touring (this is normal for classics that have been used for display and shows since restoration).  On our five miles of test drives we had a wonderful time putting the Cord through its paces.

The Cord comes complete with documentation from the 1940’s through today.  This is an investment grade example that will always be treasured.

We have this Cord priced very well.  The Hagerty No. 1 Value is $251,000 and the No. 2 Value is $193,000.  This is without question closer to a No. 1 car.

For more information and details, please call or text Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at sales@classicpromenade.com.  The Cord is available for inspection at our Phoenix showroom.  We are pleased to offer FaceTime or WhatsApp live video inspections and we help coordinate shipping worldwide. We also have financing partners if you are interested in financing.

1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton

$188,000

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
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LOCATION USA
VIEWS 453

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1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton

$188,000

VIN 32194H
BODY STYLE Phaeton
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 217
GEARBOX Semi-automatic
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Tan Leather
EXT COLOR Rich Maroon
YEAR 1937
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 453

Cord 812 Supercharged Phaeton

The Cord 810, and later Cord 812, was a luxury automobile produced by the Cord Automobile division of the Auburn Automobile Company in 1936 and 1937. It was the first American-designed and built front wheel drive car with independent front suspension. It was preceded by Cord's own 1929 Cord L-29, and the French 1934 Citroën…
The Cord 810, and later Cord 812, was a luxury automobile produced by the Cord Automobile division of the Auburn Automobile Company in 1936 and 1937. It was the first American-designed and built front wheel drive car with independent front suspension. It was preceded by Cord's own 1929 Cord L-29, and the French 1934 Citroën Traction Avant front wheel drive cars, but the 810 / 812 was commercially less successful than these. The Cord 810 and 812 were also the first production cars to feature hidden / pop-up headlights. Additionally, the radical new styling of its nose completely replaced the traditional radiator grille, in favor of horizontal louvers, that curved all around the sides of the nose, earning the car's styling the nickname of 'coffin nose'.

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