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Cord Phaeton Supercharged
Cord Phaeton Supercharged

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S700 / S5700
Location: Auburn, Indiana
Date: Aug 29, 2008
Aperture: F/5.6
ISO: 64
Shutter: 1/300
Galleries: Transportation, History
Date Uploaded: Sep 5, 2008

Viewed: 467
Comments: 4
Favorites: 0

Not sure if this is a 1936 or 1937 Cord Model 810 or 812. Parked next to the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. This car (though not the color) has been my favorite since grade school. The Cord 810 was a revolutionary automobile for the mid 1930's (before WWII). Hidden headlights, front wheel drive, enclosed radiator, "ring" shifter (manual transmission, but the gear selector was on the dash, and you put your finger through a ring to move it to the desired gear) - not to mention the "coffin nose". The sculpted body of this auto is still acclaimed as one of the most beautiful in the world, and held up as an excellent example of art deco design.

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10/05/2008 03:30:57 AM
Superb detail captured in the car, although I feel that the background draws attention.
09/19/2008 12:16:11 PM
Beautiful car! Very unusual front end! I have never seen anything like it before.
09/08/2008 03:09:29 PM
Great car, shame about the cream background, would work even better against a darker colour
09/06/2008 05:55:32 PM
wow this car is HOT!! great shot here
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