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1936 Cord 810 Convertible Phaeton PROJECT

1936 Cord 810

Make: Cord
Model: 810
Trim: Convertible Phaeton
Year: 1936
VIN: 1936
Drive type: See Description
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Hilham, Tennessee, United States

Description for Cord 810 1936

First off and up front so there are no misunderstandings. THIS IS A PROJECT CAR! It could be restored to perfect “like new” condition but right now it is a PROJECT! So. with that out of the way … up for auction is a 1936 Cord 810 Convertible Phaeton. There are only 163 ’36 Phaetons listed in Josh Malks Cord 810/812 The Timeless Classic book and this one’s frame number is not listed so it is a “lost” car. This car is definitely a PROJECT for someone with the tools and ability to complete a major rebuild. These cars typically sell. in good condition. for well into six figures so there is an “up-side” to this PROJECT. On the other hand the other option. and unfortunately my only option. is to complete the car’s conversion to a drivable street rod. Now for the GOOD. the BAD. and the UGLY! First. the GOOD! All of the body metal is there including a spare set of doors. a spare set of rear fenders. and a spare convertible top hatch cover. Both sets of doors are complete with glass and the windscreen has the original glass though one side is broken. The radiator. horns. and radiator bracing are there as well as the front and rear bumpers. The original steering wheel is there but not the mechanism. There is a tube of chrome trim pieces for the engine cowling louvers and a couple of Rubbermaid storage tubs full of small parts and pieces. The cables and cranks for the headlights are available as well as a bunch of other cables of unknown utility. There is a tube type AM radio and remote radio control head but it would require extensive work to be functional. There are five matched gray leather hides for the upholstery and a set of full size AutoCAD drawings for use in rebuilding the interior panels. Now for the BAD and the UGLY! Sometime in the late 50’s the car was partially “converted” to rear wheel drive based on a magazine article. The conversion included the installation of a ’56 Ford 292 Y block V-8. automatic transmission. and 4:10 Ford rear end. The conversion required that several of the under-floor braces be cut or removed and all of the original suspension. The front floorboard was partially cut out and a “transmission tunnel” was fabricated and bolted in. The firewall was cut to clear the transmission and to add a “modern” heater core. The front suspension was replaced with a transverse spring drop axle and the sub-frame axle opening was cut. modified. and braced for clearance (the original frame number is still there). The gas cap and convertible top hatch cover were “leaded” closed and the convertible top was discarded. The interior was pretty much stripped out though the original door liners are still there. just dried out and brittle. The car was never operated after the “conversion” so the uni-body has not been warped or stressed. It has been in primer for several years so will probably have to be taken back to bare metal and be started over. OK. for you “Convert it to a Street Rod” folks. there are several extras that will go with the car. First the 292 and tranny (not currently mounted in the car but mounted on a stand which is included). an extra Chevy 283 (disassembled but with lots of extra parts). a re-manufactured TH-350 trans. and an extra 4:11 rear lump. There is a full set of leather seats from a Trans Am (front buckets and rear "bench" buckets) and a complete new set of 16” x 8-1/2” perforated steel wheels (modern but made to look like the original Cord wheels). There are also several tubs of small parts that may or may not work and a couple of steering racks that have been modified with U-joints for engine clearance. Now for some “fine print”. First off I will NOT part out the car or sell the extra items separately so don’t ask! I’ve tried to describe the car accurately but keep in mind that THIS IS A PROJECT CAR and I may have missed some items or issues. If you need more info or if you want additional photos of specific areas or items. use the Ebay “Ask a Question” function and I’ll try to get what you need. If you have low (less than 10) or negative feedback. contact me before bidding. or your bid will be automatically rejected. The winning bidder is required to deposit $500 by PayPal within 24 hours of the end of the auction with the balance due in Cash or Certified Check before pick up. The winning bidder is also responsible for all taxes. shipping costs. and for arranging pick up though I’ll assist in loading if needed (the car is currently on tire dollies which are included but has no steering though that can be hooked back up fairly quickly). The car is located in middle Tennessee and I have the Tennessee title and registration in hand. So if you have the knowledge. tools. equipment. and desire you can have one of the few remaining and extremely rare Convertible Phaetons left in existence. Enjoy the auction and good luck … Oh yes. did I mention that this is a PROJECT?