Tampa Bay Automobile Museum Collection
   
Cord 812
   
Country: USA
Production Years: 1936-1937
Number Produced: 4,000

In 1937, a supercharger was available as an option on the 812 model. It is distinguished by the brilliant chrome plate and external exhaust pipes mounted on each side of the hood. Actual horsepower is rated between 186-195 @4200 rpm.

The split rear window gives the 812 an interesting shape. A rear bustle trunk offers storage space. The design of the Cord 812 remains one of the most distinctive of the 20th Century.

One notable feature is the retractable headlamps on the front fenders. The Cord is also front wheel drive car. The transmission is in front of the engine, like a Citroen Traction Avant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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