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Sonja Henie and her Cord.

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27 May 2021 22:24 #43266 by Terry Cockerell
Sonja Henie and her Cord. was created by Terry Cockerell
We have all seen pictures of the world famous ice skating champion Sonja Henie with her Cord which I believe was a phaeton. What happened to this car and does it still exist? I would appreciate any information on this rather special Cord.

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02 Jun 2021 01:58 #43275 by E L
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Terry, An interesting side story about Sonja Hennie.
In 1940 she married Dan Topping who was a sports promoter and became partial owner of the New York yankees baseball team.Don't know when they met but he probably dated her while she owned the Cord.In 1937 he purchased a S/C cabriolet. Did the cars bring them together? Did he purchase the cabriolet because he loved her car so much? We may never know! I think club historian knows who owns the phaeton. I own the Cabriolet

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02 Jun 2021 09:52 #43279 by Terry Cockerell
Replied by Terry Cockerell on topic Sonja Henie and her Cord.
Thanks EL, I was not sure if Sonja's Cord was a phaeton or cabriolet as you can only see the front of it in the contemporary pictures.
Tim Gilmartin who has a copy of Ron Irwin's lists tells me the car was a cabriolet
with Serial No 812 - 1835 F engine No FB 1737 body No C92 256
and owned by Charles Hora in North Carolina. Unfortunately Mr Hora passed away recently.
Congratulations on being the owner of another cabriolet with a good story.

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02 Jun 2021 15:38 #43286 by Jonathan Richards
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George, I have sent you a PRIVATE MESSAGE on this topic. Hope to hear from you. Thanks, Jack Richards #1080 in Missouri. Cell Phone (314) 680 - 7937.

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04 Aug 2021 01:37 - 04 Aug 2021 01:38 #43634 by gdlanzi
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Terry, If you do happen to find this car, please let me know. I wrote to the club several years ago inquiring about this car, but never heard back. My interest in this particular Cord is because it was once owned by my grandfather and uncle. My cousin has a picture of his mom sitting on it in a similar fashion to Sonja Henie's picture. If anyone knows where this car is, please let me know.

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04 Aug 2021 07:13 #43639 by Terry Cockerell
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In my last posting I mentioned that is was owned by Charles Hora in North Carolina. Unfortunately Mr Hora passed away recently. I had written a letter but have not received a reply.

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