Friday, August 03, 2012

Automotif IV

First World Problems
I didn't just circle around and snap a picture of the Cord 810 sedan broken down near Roseholme Cottage; I did ask "Need any help?" out the window.

16 comments:

perlhaqr said...

Wow. Awesome car.

Rustmeister said...

The Cord and the Auburn boattail are two of my favorite classics.

Pete said...

In 1953, I owned a 1937 Supercharged Graham, the Cord's poor cousin. When I went in the Army, I sold it to some guys who put a Chrysler Hemi in it. At the first test, it tore most of the drive train out of it.

Pakkinpoppa said...

Wow.
Yesterday I saw a 197(2?) Dodge Challenger. Convertible. Purple, white interior, top down. It pulled up next to me at a traffic light.

I've been trying to teach my 3 year old about fast and slow cars.

A rumbling V8 was enough for him to remark,
"That's a fast car."

LC Scotty said...

But, did they have any Grey Poupon?

Jim Griffis said...

For those who are passing through Richmond IN, the Museum on North A St. has a very nice collection of automobiles, including some Cords.

Ygolonac said...

You didn't point in the air, shout "LOOK! THE SPACE SHUTTLE!", and start pushing it home?

Sport Pilot said...

Why didn't you offer to buy it "right now" for a couple of hundred buck's? grin

BobG said...

Beautiful old car.

Tam said...

BobG,

IMO, maybe the most beautiful American auto ever.

It's in a pretty rarefied class for looks, with the Bugatti Atlantic and the Delahaye 135...

rickn8or said...

And I'll bet all you had were metric tools.

Except for the Leatherman(s) of course.

Chas S. Clifton said...

LC Scotty for the win.

Anonymous said...

Most beautiful? My weak spot has always been the SSJ...
http://www.chicagocarexchange.com/resize.asp?image=P22psidetpdwn.JPG&size=800

staghounds said...

"Get a horse!" is a more age appropriate shout...

Anonymous said...

"IMO, maybe the most beautiful American auto ever."

Then you should take a road trip a few hours north to Auburn the end of this month...big ACD gathering where you'll see more incredible Auburns, Cords, and Deusies than anywhere in the world.

In the early eighties I took a job as a buyer for an FLA RV dealership and on a trip to Elkhart we took a side trip to Auburn. I came away wishing I could be a dealer for those one-of-a-kind-and-never-again works of mechanical art instead of the aluminum and matchsticks crap that I was there for.

Take that trip and take us some pics!

PB

The Freeholder said...

Sweet. The Cords were fantastic cars. My Dad gave me the bug as a kid and I've never gotten over it.