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Cord 812

(1937 model)

Brief specs of 1937 Cord 812

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4729 cm3 / 288.6 cu in / 288.6 cu in, 126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)CordIssued from1937
Model812Issued until
Serie8Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerCordCountryUS

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4801 mm / 189.0 in / 189.0 inTotal (curb) weight
Width1956 mm / 77.0 in / 77.0 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3175 mm / 125.0 in / 125.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1422 mm / 56.0 in / 56.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1549 mm / 61.0 in / 61.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity
Length/wheelbase ratio1.51  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerLycomingValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
FuelStroke92.2 mm / 3.63 in / 3.63 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.96
Fuel supplyEngine displacement4729 cm3 / 288.6 cu in / 288.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings3Unitary capacity591.13 cm3/cylinder / 36.073 cu in/cylinder / 36.073 cu in/cylinder
Cam Designside valves (flathead, L-block, L-head)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
AspirationsuperchargedMax. torque at
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)50.7 kW / 68.0 hp / 68.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.8 kW/l / 0.589 bhp/cu in / 0.589 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel drivefront wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio0.64
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.3

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)10.50 s / 10.50 s / 10.50 sTop (maximal) speed164 km/h / 102 mph / 102 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)13.20 s / 13.20 s / 13.20 sPower-to-weight ratio
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Transverse leaf spring, Trailing armSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres front16 x 6.50Tyres rear16 x 6.50
Brakes frontdrumBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Cord 812

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