1936 Cord

1936 Cord

I didn't know they made cars like this back then...here's some info I found on the 1936 Cord.... "The 1936 Cord combined mechanical and styling innovations. Front-wheel drive allowed the car to be lower than its rear-wheel drive peers. Designer Gordon Buehrig emphasized the lowness by giving the car a horizontal grille that wrapped around the front end." "Among American cars, a few are so distinctive in shape that they're instantly recogniseable. Perhaps the most distinguished of these is the 1935 Cord Model 810. Originally planned as a baby Deusenberg and named after Auburn/Deusenberg company head Errett Lobban Cord, the 810 was designed by Gordon Buehrig, one of the most talented stylists ever to set pencil to paper. The Cord featured front-wheel-drive, retractable headlights, a powerful V-8 engine, and a unique body that was soon dubbed "coffin nose." Well... if it was coffin-shaped, the Cord was very much in the Art Deco mold, with its six chrome-plated hood strakes and matching bumper. Even the instrument panel absorbed the Bakelite influence prevelant in radios and other household appliances of its time. The Cord was produced in 2-door and 4-door sedan and fastback variants, plus a gorgeous convertible. For a variety of business mismanagement reasons, it led a short life and the body dies were sold to two struggling and soon-to-disappear manufacturers, Hupp and Graham. In its final resurrection, as a Graham Hollywood, the Cord may have been the ultimate Art Deco machine." "The design of the Cord 810/812 remains the most distinctive of the entire 20th century. In 1996, American Heritage magazine proclaimed the Cord 810 sedan, "The Single Most Beautiful American Car." The "Classic Cord" Hot Wheels toy car of the 1960s, a convertible coupe, is one of the most valuable, and commands up to $800 if still in an unopened package." -Ash If you managed to read through all that let me know what you think of the photograph....
Camera: Canon EOS 20D (Canon)
Focal Length: 17 mm
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 200














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