$35,900

 general specifications

vehicle description

Year:

  1936

 

 

Seven Hills Motorcars is tremendously proud to offer this original 1936 Cord 810 Westchester Sedan.  This car is well known in the Cord community because it is one of the very first 810's ever produced.  The identification plates are still present on the car and pictured below.  This car, 1107 A, is shown to be only the 4th production 810 in the book Cord 810/812 The Timeless Classic.  1101 was the first ever, then 1103, then 1105 which was purchased by GM at the time to be evaluated and dissected, and next came this car.  The "A" in "1107 A" verifies that this car is an original five passenger Westchester sedan.  This is also verified by the body number, C90, which is also pictured.

The Cord 810 is not only one of the most beautiful, innovative, and advanced new car models of the 1930s, it is truly one of the great triumphs of American design as a whole.  It was one of the first cars produced with front wheel drive.  The 810 was so low that it required no running boards.  Pontoon fenders, wraparound grille and concealed gas hatch were featured. Its engine-turned dashboard included complete instrumentation, including a tachometer and built-in radio.  The new car caused a sensation at the 1936 New York Auto Show in November.  The crowds around the 810 were so dense, attendees stood on the bumpers of nearby cars to get a look.  The engine featured a transmission which extended in front of the engine. 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 of the day.  The 810 Westchester was named after the suburb of New York City synonymous with wealth and sophistication.  It has very unique styling well ahead of its time.  At the front was the trade mark "coffin nose" hood under which was the 288 ci Lycoming engine.

 

As a side note, this Corvette is not a dealer auction vehicle.  I hand pick each car after careful inspection.  The cars I purchase come from owners who expect their car to go to someone that will give the vehicle the same care and attention as they did.  Please take the time to examine each picture I have provided.  I photograph each vehicle to the greatest extent so you can feel confident about your purchase.  If you have a question about the Corvette, please feel free to send an email or give me a call.

 

Make:   Cord
Model:   810
Transmission:   4-Speed Manual
Mileage:   97.080
Engine:   Lycoming V8
Serial Number:   1107 A
about our dealership
Seven Hills Motorcars is Cincinnati's premier Corvette specialist and a licensed and registered auto dealer by the State of Ohio.  With many years of focused experience I specialize in 1963 to 2004 Corvettes.  There is no other dealership that can better meet your needs if you would like to buy, sell, or just find out more information about your Corvette.  This is simply a one man operation, and this is not my full time employment.  I do it because I enjoy it.  I am a collector and enthusiast and therefore look for cars that excite me.  I do not purchase at dealer auctions; each car is hand picked by me because it is special or rare to me and because I like it. 
contact information
Seven Hills Motorcars, Inc.
9213 Blue Ash Rd
Cincinnati, OH 45242

sales@sevenhillsmotorcars.com

Contact a representative directly:
Matt: 513.708.1468

 

vehicle condition

 
 

Exterior

First and foremost there were some obvious corrosion issues as one can see in the photos, but this car is still solid and is in no way a "rust bucket."  It is still a very presentable driver.  Overall, the paint has a nice gloss and decent finish.  The body panel fit is quite good for this car and the hood as well as all the doors open and close well.  The chrome is in nice condition with no major pitting or rust.  The wheels are in excellent shape and the tires have virtually no wear.  All of the glass is in nice shape with no cracks.  Both headlights rotate up and down with little effort and no binding. 

Also, you may note that this car has exhaust pipes similar to the 1937 812 supercharged Cord.  We are unsure when these were fitted to the car.  Since the car is so early in the production some have speculated that it is possible the car came this way new.  However, it is more likely that they were added later on in the car's life.  In any case they are an excellent compliment to the expression and style of the car.
 

Interior

The seats in this Cord, both front and rear, are in nice condition.  They show little wear with no rips or tears.  The driver's seat is NOT worn in the typical spot on the edge where the driver gets in and out.  The carpet has no holes or other excessive wear and is in nice condition.  It looks just as pictured with no rips or holes.  The door panels are just a pictured in good condition.  The dash is in very nice shape.  The gauges all look very crisp and clean, however the speedometer is not currently working.  Both windshield panels operate well.  This car new with a radio, which was very rare for the time.  The large box pictured is supposed to be the portion of the radio that went in the trunk. 

 

Mechanical

 

This Cord is in good running and driving condition.  This car has been sorted as a driver and is ready to be used.  The Lycoming V8 starts easily, idles well, and runs well.  There are no overheating problems with the car.  While shifting this car can still be a bit finicky, the car shifts well.  The clutch operates well and feels good.  There are obviously some smaller items on the car that do not work such as the speedometer, radio, misc lights, etc.  These issues do not affect the drivability of the car.  While I would say that this car would be fine to cruise around town and use for short distances, however, I would not trust the car on a long trip or on the highway.

 

 

Overall Condition

 

Overall the vehicle would be perfect for someone looking for something very special to take to the cruise in or someone looking to do a full restoration.  It is not often that a true piece of American automotive history, such is this car, comes up for public sale.  One could easily buy this car now, drive and enjoy it for several years, and then sell it for more than the purchase price.  This Cord always turns heads and is admired by every car enthusiast you meet.  Thank you for looking and please email or call with any questions.

 

 

vehicle pictures

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Seven Hills Motorcars - 1936 Cord 810
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