1936 Cord 810 Westchester Westchester For Sale

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810 Westchester
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Lake Forest, Illinois, United States
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Description 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Westchester

1936 Cord 810 Westchester Barn
You are looking at a consummate
“barn find” and a certified classic – a 1936 Cord 810 “Coffin Nose” Westchester
sedan. I bought the car last year with the hopes of restoring her – or, at very
least, driving her as a “survivor” to car shows. She is in amazingly good shape
for her age. I also bought a 1969 Jaguar XKE to restore (at roughly the same
time) – and she is currently taking all of my time and money to finish – hence
the sale of this classic.
If ever you wanted a certified classic
– and iconic – collectible car, this is a great opportunity to afford one. Many
experts refer to the Cord Westchester as the consummate art deco sedan. Others
feel that the Westchester is one of the best looking sedans ever made ( I do). The
dashboard itself is a profound piece of automotive art. The entire car is a
statement of American design and ingenuity. She is, front wheel drive, and
possessed her own Lycoming V8 engine. She is also referred to as a Baby
Duesenberg as she was manufactured, side buy side, in Auburn Indiana with
Duesenberg’s (and also Auburns). The interior seats were (and are still partially) covered in plastic (you know
the kind – your grandmother may have had the same plastic on the living room
couch J). Anyway, we took some of the plastic off of the front lower
seat and the original fabric is in great shape. Hence the question, keep it
original or restore it? There have been many new parts added to the engine compartment such as an
original nos carb (appears to be NOS – or rebuilt) – and hoses look new also
(see pics). We were able to get her to kick over with starting fluid but didn’t
want to prolong the duration, as we hadn’t dropped nor drained the gas tank. No
reason to suck up all of that dirt into the engine. I took off the air cleaner
to take a picture of the carb – so, yes, the original air cleaner is included.
Also included is a complete service manual.
The headlights crank perfectly –
each side (manually). The lights work – as do most of the electrical items.
Clearly she was a well-kept sedan.
She shows 43,893 miles on the
clock, I’m told it is original. I have no other proof than the verbal assurance
from the previous owner. She is also virtually rust free. The paint is cracked in areas (as lacquer
paint does) – but lends to a charming, survivor appearance.
The windshields crank open, as
they should. The car is an amazing piece of automotive art. Sadly, I need to
sell her to fund the restoration of my 1969 Jaguar XKE. The Jag was slightly damaged
in shipping promulgating a need for an entire repaint (you can always tell a
car that has had blended paint). Of course, once you go down that path – it’s
endless in terms of the dollars spent on perfection.
Here is the Wikipedia
The Model 810/812 are probably
the best-known of the company's products. Styled by Gordon M. Buehrig, they
featured front-wheel drive and independent front suspension;[4] the front drive enabled the 810
to be so low, runningboards were unnecessary.[4] Powered by a 4,739 cc
(289 cu in)[6] Lycoming V8 of
the same 125 hp (93 kW) as the L-29,[4] the 810 had a four-speed
electrically-selected semi-automatic transmission,[6] among other innovative features.
The car caused a sensation at the
New York Auto
Show in November 1935. Many orders were taken at the show, but the
cars were not ready to deliver until February. Despite production delays, Cord
promised Christmas delivery, expecting production of 1,000 per month. This
proved extremely optimistic; the first production vehicles were not delivered
until April 1936.[7] In all, Cord managed to sell only 1,174 of the new 810 in its
first model year.[6] The car is well known for the flat
front nose with a louvered grille design. In fact, the front was so similar in
look, the car was often called "Coffin Nose".
The Cord is being sold as-is,
where is, obviously due to her age. There is no warranty implied or expressed.
Inspections are encouraged and I’ll do my level best to answer all emails. I
can also take additional pictures. I am not a Cord expert, but clearly she is
all original and intact. I’ve described it above and in pictures, so please
study the pictures and ask questions BEFORE bidding. I report non paying bidders
(and there have been plenty over the years). I’ve heard every darn excuse. So
bid to win and be able to fund the purchase. I am not interested in trades.
I require a deposit via Paypal –
the balance I prefer via wire (safer for you and I). The deposit is non
refundable as there is an expense to take the car off of the market and then
relist if you don’t pay. Please understand this provision.
Thank you for bidding.

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