Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A

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Lot 46
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan
Registration no. YSU 476 Chassis no. 31841A

Sold for £ 73,125 (US$ 91,186) inc. premium
Property from a Deceased Estate
1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan
Registration no. YSU 476
Chassis no. 31841A
Odometer Reading: TBA
MoT Expiry: Exempt

*A ground-breaking design
*Seldom offered in sedan form
*Good history


The Cord 810 (and its supercharged 812 sibling) remains one of the 1930s most important car designs, binning much of what had gone before and while not entirely starting with a clean sheet, like the same-period Chrysler Airflow re-visited the way a car should look and perform. While not as revolutionary as the Citroen DS would be at its launch two decades later, the Cord's bought-in Lycoming V8 drove the front wheels while designer Gordon Buehrig's design offered ultra-clean lines with retractable headlights and a lack of running boards. By the 1950s American enthusiasts saw the Cord as a classic, a status it still holds today. Imported in 1990 this supercharged Cord 812 was restored 10 years ago (bills on file) with work that included stripping the bodywork, repairing and fabricating panels where required and re-building the engine, whose work alone came to more than £17,000. Other work included re-building the engine and tasks such as grinding and polishing crankshaft big ends – bills detailing the work are on file.

An opportunity to buy a comprehensively-restored example of this seldom-seen, ground-breaking American model. Property from a deceased estate. Offered in delightful older restored condition, running and driving really well this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 74/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 19/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 3

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 15/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 15/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 4
    Starting: 4
    Under Bonnet: 3

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 15/20
    Axles: 3
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Suspension: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8/10
    Ancillary components: 4
    Main components: 4

    Car History File: 2

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Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
Property from a Deceased Estate,1937 Cord 812 Supercharged Westchester Sedan  Chassis no. 31841A
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