But these cars were more than merely beautiful; they were pacesetters in terms of technology and design: The first American car to have front-wheel drive, use a horn ring (vs a button), cut holes in the hubcaps so the brakes could cool off; use enclosed headlights, (manually crank on the dash) for better aerodynamics; hide the gas cap under a door; use hidden door hinges on those Suicide doors.
When new, these were priced similarly to Cadillacs at $3,095. But Cord only sold 3000 of them; today, only 2000 remain, mostly in the hands of collectors.
If I had the time and space for another classic car, I would have been all over this beauty — bid to $69k but RNM…
Source: Bring A Trailer