Franklin Mint-1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Coupe-Maroon

This is a hard to find precision die cast model from the Franklin Mint of the 1937 Cord 812 Phaeton Coupe. This version is Maroon. This car has been called one of the most influential cars in automotive history. Throughout the world the Cord is regarded as a landmark in automotive design. The New York Museum of Modern Art selected the Cord as one of the eight finest examples of industrial design and automotive art.

Display your model with or without the removable convertible top. The body of the Cord is streamlined and sleek. The car sports a beautiful Maroon paint job and is bright and shiny and is in MINT condition. Appreciate the long alligator hood with louvered grille and aerodynamic "pontoon style" fenders. This car definitely looked ahead of its time.

To enhance the interior room of the vehicle a "step-down" passenger floor was designed. Concealed headlamps were raised and lowered with a crank under the dash. This was the first American car to place the horn on the steering wheel and to put the handbrake under the dash. The hubcaps have 12 cooling holes that covered the entire wheel. The Cord was available with a supercharged Lycoming engine which produced speeds of up to 110 mph.

Of all of the innovations introduced on the 1937 Cord, this was the first car to be offered with front wheel drive on
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