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Rare Cord to go under the hammer at Florida sale

Published 25 February 2015

A rare and unrestored Cord will go under the hammer at a Florida auction in March.

The 1930 Cord L-29 Town Car with coachwork by Murphy & Company is one of just four survivors, and has been linked to actress Dolores del Rio.

It will be auctioned by Bonhams at their Amelia Island Auction on Thursday, 12 March.

Renowned for their stylish bodies and powerful engines, Cord launched just before the 1929 stock market crash and folded soon after.

As such, the marque was short-lived and, it is thought that only around 300 examples are left today. A fact that makes them highly desirable in the eyes of enthusiast collectors.

This particular car boasts a custom body and hasn’t been seen in public very often. It was shown at the Pebble Beach concours in 1987 but its owner kept it tucked away and did not use it very often.

With its shorter wheelbase, the nicely-proportioned L-29 Town Car is powered by an eight-cylinder inline engine providing 125bhp.

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