812 for sale on HAMB

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07 Aug 2019 15:04 #37955 by Steve Derus
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07 Aug 2019 15:14 #37957 by 1748 S
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This car is also listed on ebay.I posted it on the for sale section here a few days ago. Just wondered if anyone knew anything about this car.It has a few missing parts and its manual shift instead of electrical vacuum as was original. I suspect the generator and voltage regulator is also not original but it very difficult to see clearly.


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07 Aug 2019 15:54 #37958 by Joe Holderman
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If you spent $75k restoring it...is it worth $100k done?

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08 Aug 2019 00:43 #37967 by MICHAEL S SMITH
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You'd probably be lucky to get your 75K back. If the only point is to make money no sane person would ever do a ground up restoration in my opinion.

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08 Aug 2019 01:05 #37968 by MICHAEL S SMITH
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A Cord is a vehicle that you MUST have a passion for, you've got to understand the mechanics of what is happening, and love the engineering behind it and celebrate the audacity of it's forward thinking .
If you don't they will almost surely disappoint , because they were not perfect in execution originally. Today with the passage of years and work by many of our members most if not all of these imperfections have been eliminated, but the driver still has to be at one with the machine or you can end up with your trans littering the street.

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851 auburn phaeton
851 auburn sedan
810 cord westchester
812 cord phaeton(ex Tressler Swiss)
812 cord custom s/c beverly
812 cord s/c cabriolet
812 cord s/c beverly
80 866 speedster (pray factory built)
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08 Aug 2019 13:58 - 08 Aug 2019 14:24 #37971 by johnmereness
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Mike, when we have the Auburn out we get a lot of questions about Cords

Dad's reply is this:

1. Are you an engineer ?
2. Are you Handy ?
3. Do you have a lot of disposable income ?

And if the answer to all questions is no, then he says you should not own one as it will never be the car you want it to be.

And, my experience, a lot of friends with them and my brother-in-laws cousin sold their Custom Beverly not too long ago, Dad's experience is growing up with a cousin who had a Cabriolet and plenty of friends with them also.

A good friend bought an Auburn 851 Cabriolet on endorsement that Auburns are really good cars and we drive ours everywhere - what he chose not to pay attention to was the time (and money) that was/is spent on it to make it that way (and in many ways we do not at that even spend the time or money that the car really requires) and now the friend's Cabriolet sits in the corner of the garage. People confuse today's standards of a modern car with what it takes for an older one too.

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