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About Cord

Cord was the brand name of a United States automobile, manufactured by the Auburn Automobile Company from 1929 through 1932 and again in 1936 and 1937.

The Cord Corporation was founded and run by E. L. Cord as a holding company for his many transportation interests, including Auburn. Cord was noted for its innovative technology and streamlined designs. It is said Cord had a philosophy to build truly different, innovative cars, believing they would also sell well and turn a profit. This did not always work well in practice.

Innovations

Cord innovations include front wheel drive on the L-29 and retractable headlights on the 810.

Front wheel drive became common in the United States only in the 1980s, though Citroën introduced the Traction Avant in 1934, Ford offered it in certain models of its German-built Taunus, and General Motors sold the front wheel drive Oldsmobile Toronado in 1966 and Cadillac Eldorado in 1967. As personal luxury cars, these three GM models, especially the Toronado, were undoubtedly influenced by Cord.

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2-door
5-seat
V8 16v 4.7L SV M-4
126.8 kW / 170.0 hp / 170.0 hp        
   

Cord 812 (1937)

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

2-door
5-seat
V8 16v 4.7L SV M-4
93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp        
   

Cord 810 (1936)

2-door 5-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4729 cm3 / 288.6 cu in / 288.6 cu in, 93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 150 km/h / 93 mph / 93 mph top speed

2-door
5-seat
V8 16v 4.9L SV M-3
93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp        
   

Cord L29 (1929)

2-door 5-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, side valves (flathead, L-block, L-head), 4888 cm3 / 298.3 cu in / 298.3 cu in, 93.2 kW / 125.0 hp / 125.0 hp @ 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm / 3400 rpm, manual 3-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 124 km/h / 77 mph / 77 mph top speed

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