Beautiful Modle of the 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Coupe in perfect condition!
Comes in its original packaging.
Measures an impressive 20.5 cm long and 7.5 cm wide and is a big model!
Will be handled with extreme care and will be shipped insured!
It has been called one of the most influential cars in motor car history.
The 1937 Cord 812 immediately turned heads, combining innovation with performance that was both exciting and proficient.
The Cord 812's history begins with the idea of designing a mid-range Duesenberg that would sell between the company's relatively affordable model and the exclusive model J. Head by Chief designer, Gordon M. Buerig, the "Baby Duesenberg" design never reached production because of an economic disaster in the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg triumvirate.
After a few months, however, the Cord Corporation approved the construction of a similar model, and Buehrig was give the opportunity of a lifetime - overall responsibility for the design of an innovative motor car.
The Innovations on Buehrig's model were legendary. To enhance the interior room, a "step-down" passenger floor was designed. Colcealed headlights, that were raised and lowered by chrome-plated hand-cranks under the dashboard, predated similar features on future sports cars. it was the first American car to place the horn on the steering wheel and to put the handbrake under the dashboard. The hubcap, with the twelve cooling holes around its perimeter covered the interire wheel, a first in the industry. The Cord 812 was also available with a supercharged Lycoming engine that was capable of speeds up to 110 mph.
But of all the innovations, the Cord 812's front-wheel drive format was the most remarkable. It was the world's first car with front-wheel drive to be mass produced.
However, it looks more than innovations that made the cord 812 a great motor car. Hinges were concealed to give a streamlined look. Running boards were scrapped as being too "old-fashioned". The long "alligator" bonnet with louvered grille and the aerodynamic "pontoon-type" fenders added to the impression that this was a car ahead of its time.
The 1931 Cord 812 Phaeton Coupe, which this beautiful model replicates is displayed in the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museuem in Auburn, Indiana. Throughout the world, the Cord is regarded as a landmark in motor car design. The New York Museum of Modern Art selected the Cord as one of the eight finest examples of industrial design and motor car art, an honour that contributes to the Cord's impact on motor car history.
- Hermosa modelo de The 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Coupe
- El primer automóvil con tracción delantera en producción: fabricado con 125 componentes diferentes
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- Franklin Mint
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