IN 1937, the Cord 812 was available with a an optional supercharger. 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.