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
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
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.