1937 Cord Model 812 Supercharged Beverly

Cord Model 812 Supercharged Beverly (1937)
for sale

Price: US $35,000.00


This is a 1937 Cord Supercharged Model 812 Beverly Sedan currently configured with a naturally aspirated Cord factory engine. It has spent its whole life in California and is incredibly rust-free with solid original factory sheetmetal as a result. A very complete car, it is one of only 184 factory Supercharged Beverly's of a approximate total production of 3, 000 of all models of the Cord 810 and 812 automobiles built.
Currently configured with both a Cord factory naturally aspirated engine and four speed transmission, it is ready to be refreshed to either a wonderful driver level automobile showing off its 82+ years of patina and 1970’s paintwork or, as a concours show winner after a full restoration.
Please keep in mind that because the records show that this Beverly was produced by the factory as a Supercharged car that, with or without the supercharger unit, it will always be worth the tremendous premium that these 184 original cars bring over the standard and lesser models.
Delivered new from the factory painted in Geneva Blue with a dark blue broadcloth interior, this Beverly is now painted the factory Cord color of Academy Gray with its original seats recovered in a gray wool seat cover. Other than the later seat covers, most other areas of the interior are original and while a bit tattered, could be left as-is for a driver or used as excellent patterns for a full interior restoration.
You can see from the photos that the older paint work on the car is still nice enough that you could drive it just like it is after refreshing the mechanicals alone. This would allow the Buyer to budget and restore the car in phases while enjoying it along the way. Since there is no serious damage apparent anywhere on the body that would require any intricate fabrications or metal restoration skills, a good local auto paint shop could handle the next steps of work if that’s the direction you wished to go. .
This Cord certainly qualifies as the needle in the haystack. Having been in 40+ years of storage and the last time it was run or driven, it will make the perfect addition to a high end vintage car collection. The Beverly’s engine block has been fully cleaned and shows that it has had zero frost damage to either lower sides or water jackets which are very common areas where catastrophic damage on these Cord engines can occur. The oil pan has had any dents or dings that were present properly metal finished and ready for paint . The engine includes a set of the rare Cord cast iron external exhaust manifolds and stainless flex pipes necessary to have the factory external exhaust, a more recent set of high-capacity heads made by expert service parts manufacturer Eric Cain as well as a proper Cord EE-15 carburetor, distributor, generator, fuel pump, complete engine internal rotating assembly, factory front wheel drive components, heavy duty wheels, etc. Items needing to be restored or replaced would all be what would normally be expected as a part of a partial or complete restoration (chroming, gaskets, brakes linings and wheel cylinder rebuilding, seals, etc.) Any other minor items needing to be sourced, rebuilt, refurbished or reconditioned would be all part of the fun of the classic car hobby. There are many folks who specialize in these different areas and I would be happy to share their information or even make the introduction. It’s this process of working through the details that is generally enjoyed the most. This Cord Beverly would be the perfect car for any Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile enthusiast at any level.
This Beverly sedan is part of a privately owned collection that has included several Cords over the years. The sedans are very special cars with a very modern day feel to their driving and handling. Of all Cords studied, the Beverly and Westchester sedans were the choice of Cord historian and noted automotive author Josh Malks who’s 1936 Cord sedan is on permanent display at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana.
With several other significant restoration projects currently underway, I have decided to let another Auburn Cord Duesenberg enthusiast complete the work on this AACA Full Classic automobile. Please feel free to ask any questions. If not already a member, I would recommend that the successful bidder joins the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club as they are a source of great knowledge on these cars as well as a just being a great group of folks.
As my gift to the buyer, I will be including a copy of “Errett Lobban Cord His Empire His Motor Cars” By Griffith Borgeson. This will certainly give you even a better feel for how important these particular cars have been in automotive history.
While this 1937 Cord Beverly is a very nice vehicle, it is nevertheless an 82 year old vintage automobile as and as such, is being sold as-is without any express or implied warranty.
Thank you for your interest.

update: 2019-11-04


Condition:Seller Notes:
Year: 1937VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): FC9999
Mileage: 99999Sub Model: Supercharged Beverly
Transmission: ManualModel: Model 812
Disability Equipped: NoDrive Side: Left-hand drive
Fuel Type: GasolineFor Sale By: Private Seller
Trim: Supercharged BeverlyMake: Cord
Vehicle Title: CleanDrive Type: RWD
Body Type: SedanNumber of Cylinders: 8

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