1937 Cord 812

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EngineV-8, 289 cubic-inches, 175 HP
Body StyleSoft top Coupe
Exterior ColorBlack
Interior ColorBlack leather

There were approximately three thousand 1936 and 1937 Cords produced, but only three of them were hardtop coupes and only one of them was built like this vehicle. Robert A. Stranahan, Sr., President and co-founder of Champion Sparkplugs, commissioned this one of kind Cord to be built for himself. There are many unique features to this car including Auburn headlights, a padded leather top, an Auburn hood ornament, and LaSalle vent ports on the sides of the hood. After having been used in Ohio and abused in California, the Cord was discovered in Montreal, Canada, in very decrepit condition by Auburn Cord Duesenberg enthusiast Dr. Fay Culbreth. After a multi-year restoration, this one-of-a-kind Cord was donated to the Museum. The wheelbase is 125 inches and it weighs 3,650 lbs.

Upholstery and interior

Black pleated leather, black flooring and door panels


Original Engine: Yes

L-head, supercharged


Vacuum-electric shifting system, the transmission shifts into the gear you want once the clutch pedal is depressed

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