1929 - 1937

Cord

Cord Key Features

  • Body type:  Vintage Cars
  • Country of origin:  United States
  • Built in:  USA

Information about Cord

Cord Automobiles, a brand deeply etched in the annals of automotive history, epitomizes innovation and design flair. Founded in the mid-1920s by E.L. Cord, the brand quickly established itself as a pioneer in the auto industry, melding luxury with cutting-edge technology. Cord’s business acumen transformed a small car company into a significant conglomerate, which included Auburn Automobile and Duesenberg, setting a foundation for automotive excellence.

The original Cord car, the L-29, debuted in 1929 as America’s first front-wheel-drive car, setting it apart from its contemporaries. Its low-slung profile and front-drive configuration offered enhanced handling and a distinct aesthetic, making it a beacon of modern automotive engineering. The later models, like the 810 and 812 of the mid-1930s, were lauded for their innovative features, including the ‘coffin nose’ design and hidden headlights, that further cemented Cord’s legacy in design innovation.

However, despite its early successes, Cord could not sustain its initial momentum. The company ceased automobile production in 1937, overwhelmed by financial troubles and the Great Depression. Today, Cord remains a revered name among classic car enthusiasts, celebrated for its pioneering spirit and timeless designs that continue to influence modern automotive design.

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