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We are currently embarking upon a comprehensive redevelopment of the National Motor Museum which means at certain times the vehicles on display may be changing on a daily basis. If there is a particular vehicle that you wish to view please contact us on 01590 614541 in advance of your visit to check that it is on display. You can also sponsor any vehicle in the Museum owned by the National Motor Museum Trust.

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Cord 810 Westchester Sedan

On Display

In nine years, Errett Lobban Cord had risen from unemployment to heading an organisation with assets running to millions of dollars. The empire he built included Auburn, Duesenberg and Lycoming, as well as the Cord Corporation. In 1929, Cord produced the L-29, America's first front wheel drive car to win popular approval. Overly priced at the height of the Great Depression, production ended in 1932.

The Cord name re-emerged in 1935 with the strikingly modernistic Model 810/812. Designed by Gordon Buehrig, the body design was very advanced, and featured retractable headlamps – albeit operated by turning a handle inside the car. Its bonnet shape and wrap around grille gave forth its nickname Coffin-nose.

Output125hp @ 3,500rpm
Maximum speed102mph/164.15kph
Price new£1,025
ManufacturerAuburn Automobile Co.


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