Cord 812 Sportsman
|Bore & Stroke
||3.50 x 3.75 inches
||125 @ 3600 RPM
1937 was the last year of production for the Cord 812. The Auburn
company was bought by the Cord Corporation in 1933 and it slowly
sold off pieces of the Auburn company to make a profit. In 1937
the Auburn Company was ordered to stop production of their
unprofitable vehicles. However the only vehicle in production was
the Cord 812, and thus the end of production car status for Cord.
The Cord itself was an extremely popular car when it was introduced.
In November 1935 the Cord gather quite a bit of buzz on the show circuit
and over 7,000 inquires to buy. Unfortunately the factory couldn't keep
up with demand and the customer base soon disolved.
The motor in this vehicle is a Lycoming built V-8 similar to what was
installed in Cadillac's of the same era. The car was designed with a
centrifugal supercharger in mind that raised power out put to 170 hp
and the price tag an additional $2,000.00!
On Loan from
The Bishop Collection