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It is hard to overstate the visual impact the Cord 810 had at its launch in 1936. The revolutionary front wheel drive configuration permitted a low, ground-hugging stance bereft of running boards. The headlights were hidden in the fenders. Gone too was the grille shell, the cornerstone of identity for other marques; it was replaced by the coffin nose, the perfect expression of the Art Deco age.
One of the last Cords produced, 2031A was originally a non-supercharged Westchester sedan, a genuine 1937 model. By 1970, 2031A had been modified with a steel roadster body, a Cord convertible windshield, and external exhausts. This work was executed to the highest standards, and the result is truly a unique example of one of the very best cars of the Olympian interwar era.
This sterling Cord retains its original engine and front wheel drive unit. It has been featured in two articles in the Auburn Cord Duesenberg newsletter, and is offered following 15 years with its current keeper.
An arresting color combination, unique modifications, and striking styling set this Cord apart, and make it well worth careful scrutiny today. Proceeds from the sale of this unique Cord are intended to benefit the Western Reserve Historical Society and its Crawford Auto Aviation Collection.