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1935 Cord Model 810/812

Cord Model 810/812, 1935-37
Cord Model 810/812, 1935-37
Cord Model 810/812, 1935-37 - Illustration: John Dunscombe
Cord Model 810/812, 1935-37 - Illustration: John Dunscombe
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37 - Interior
Cord Model 812 Convertible Coupe, 1935-37 - Interior
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Phaeton, 1937 - Illustration: Kenneth Rush
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Phaeton, 1937 - Illustration: Kenneth Rush
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Convertible Coupe, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan, 1937
Cord Model 812 Supercharged Beverly Sedan, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
Cord Model 812 Berline Limo, 1937
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Дизайнер Гордон Бюэриг (Gordon M.Buehrig)

#22 - The 100 most beautiful cars (The Daily Telegraph)
Errett Lobban Cord, a young entrepreneur, acquired Auburn in 1924 and Duesenberg in 1927. With these resources, the epoch-making front-wheel-drive Cord L-29 was released in 1929. However, owing to lack of sales, production was halted and the improved model, the 810, was introduced in 1935. This was then followed by the improved 812 model. The 812 had retractable headlights in addition to other advanced equipment, and in the tradition of the L-29 it employed front-wheel drive and an electrically controlled vacuum shift gearbox. Cord was committed to the realization of the dreams of engineers and designers alike.


The design of the Cord 810 and 812 series remains one of the most distinctive car designs of the 20th century. Created by legendary car designer Gordon Buehrig, the first Cord 810 created a sensation when it debuted at the 1935 New York Auto Show. The crowds around the 810 were so dense, in fact, that attendees stood on the bumpers of nearby cars to get a better look.

Nearly devoid of chrome, the new 810 was so low it required no running boards. Unusual styling elements of the day included pontoon fenders, a wraparound “coffin-nosed” grille, retractable headlights, and a concealed gas hatch. Its engine-turned dashboard included complete instrumentation, including a tachometer and built-in radio. The 288 cubic inch, V8 Lycoming engine featured a transmission which extended in front of the engine, like a Traction Avant. As a result, the front wheels were well forward of the engine. This also enabled the floor of the car to be much lower than the typical automobile.

The 810 was manufactured as a sedan (the Beverly), a four-seat convertible (the SC Phaeton) and as a two-seat convertible (the Sportsman). Total, 810/812 production was 2,972 cars. Of that, 205 of the cars were convertibles and 610 of the cars were built with factory superchargers. Less than 50 two-seat Sportsman models, such as this car, were manufactured.

With a supercharger, the Cord 810/812 cars were capable of speeds up to 110 mph. The engines created 170 bhp at 3600 rpm.


Cord 810В был создан фирмой "Auburn" в 1934 на базе малого "Дюзенберга", который так и не вышел в производство. Этот автомобиль, разработанный автомобильным дизайнером Гордоном Бьюригом (которому помогали молодые Винс Гарднер и Алекс Тремулис), отличался как экстравагантным внешним обликом, так и нестандартными техническими решениями. Он имел привод на передние колеса, независимую подвеску передних колес, коробку передач с пневматическим переключением. Убирающиеся фары при помощи поворотной рукоятки поднимались наружу. Cord 810 и его более мощная модификация Cord 812 стали последними автомобилями фирмы "Auburn". Всего их было выпущено 2500 экземпляров.

По сравнению с более доступным Cord 810 с двигателем V8 Lycoming, 812-й имел турбонаддув, что легко обнаруживалось по сдвоенным хромированным трубам выпуска по бокам двигательного отсека. Более мощный мотор (170 л.с. по сравнению со 125 "силами" обычной версии) разгонял автомобиль до 60 миль/ч за 13,2 секунд (автомобиль был протестирован изданием Autocar).

Cord 810/812 остается одним из самых самобытных автомобилей ХХ-го века. В 1996 году журнал American Heritage наградил Cord 810 титулом "Единственный и самый красивый американский автомобиль" (The Single Most Beautiful American Car)
Source: TOYOTA AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM; www.jaylenosgarage.com
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