Books. Bikes. Boomsticks.
"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen lytlað…"
Wow. Awesome car.
The Cord and the Auburn boattail are two of my favorite classics.
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.
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."
But, did they have any Grey Poupon?
For those who are passing through Richmond IN, the Museum on North A St. has a very nice collection of automobiles, including some Cords.
You didn't point in the air, shout "LOOK! THE SPACE SHUTTLE!", and start pushing it home?
Why didn't you offer to buy it "right now" for a couple of hundred buck's? grin
Beautiful old car.
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...
And I'll bet all you had were metric tools.Except for the Leatherman(s) of course.
LC Scotty for the win.
Most beautiful? My weak spot has always been the SSJ...http://www.chicagocarexchange.com/resize.asp?image=P22psidetpdwn.JPG&size=800
"Get a horse!" is a more age appropriate shout...
"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
Sweet. The Cords were fantastic cars. My Dad gave me the bug as a kid and I've never gotten over it.
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