I have an original 1936 Cord 810 Phaeton. Cosmetically it's very stock but received a Cadillac flathead conversion in the 1940's or early 50's including a full array of Edmunds speed equipment. Fortunately at the time, they only modified what they needed to and left most of the cosmetics original. It spent most of it's life in a garage on the edge of California desert so it's body is in incredible rust free condition. Appears it was originally a cigarette cream car that was repainted black at some time after the conversion was done. Probably the late 1950's or 1960's. It was in storage 40 years before I got it. I've had it a few now and have collected many correct parts to put it back to stock, but still lack the engine core and tranny, though I have many of the other parts already restored for the conversion as well as a bunch of original rechromed parts and quite a pile of extra mechanical parts.
It could be put on the road the way it is with it's less complex drivetrain until the rest of the parts were sourced.
My heart is really in a 1931-1933 Auburn Convertible sedan or possibly similar car.
I'm wondering if anyone out there has an early 30's Phaeton or Convertible sedan they my be interested in trading in a more turn key state. An older restoration or original car in good condition with Patina (not rust and bird crap). Needing some work is fine.
Top choice would be a 31-33 Auburn Convertible sedan, then maybe a Cabriolet. I understand the value and realize a speedster is out of the question unless it's a project, which I would still gladly consider even with a reproduction body.
Second choice would be a Packard phaeton, Other Convertible configurations considered as well as most other makes, though it's got to be something comparable like a Lincoln Marmon, Pierce Arrow etc.
This is an all steel car with pipes added at some point (I believe when the conversion was done from a Supercharged 1937 812)
Any questions, please email me.
I'm just seeing what's out there right now.
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