1936 Cord 810 Westchester | Hershey 2018 | RM Auctions

1936 Cord 810 Westchester | Hershey 2018 | RM Auctions

The 810 was E.L. Cord’s second attempt at a front-wheel-drive automobile. Its engine was a V-8, also by Lycoming, but a four-speed, electrically shifted, pre-selector transmission was used. The body, designed by Gordon Buehrig, was a thing of beauty; such features as a “step-down” floor, unitary construction, hidden door hinges, and a total lack of running boards were all previously unheard of. The car’s reception at the November 1935 New York Auto Show was enthusiastic, with onlookers reportedl

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