1931 Cord

1931 Cord Stanley M. Paine Maximum Cards

Stock #: 235657
Type: Postcard
Era: Continental Chrome
Artist: Stanley M. Paine
Publisher: The Maximum Card Collection
Postmark: 1988 Aug-25
PM City: Detroit
PM State: MI
Stamp: 25c
Size: 4" x 5.75" (10.25 x 15 cm)

Additional Details:
First Day of Issue: August 25, 1988 First Issue Location: Detroit, Michigan In 1926, Erret Lobban Cord founded an automobile empire. After agreeing to help bring the Auburn Automobile Company out of debt in 1924, Cord spent the next two years organizing what would become Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg - dubbed a maker of cars "classic among classics." Cord gathered the most talented, ambitious, and imaginative engineers in the country to design his cars. IN 1931, his company sold 28,130 vehicles - topping DeSoto, Hudson, and Packard in sales for that year. The 810 model, otherwise known as the "Coffin-nosed Cord," was introduced in 1935. Featuring frontwheel drive and a preselector gearbox, it had a body of advanced design with retractable headlamps and a beautiful, wrap-around grille, and it was expensively furnished and most carefully assembled. In 1937, another model-the 812 - offered the obviously upper-class feature of a special chauffeur division. The classic Cords were difficult to build, and thus only 3,000 of the 810 and 812 models were ever produced