In early, 1924 E.L. Cord, a highly successful car salesman and entrepreneur, was called upon to try and save the dying Auburn Automobile Company. Cord took the reins of the company, and came up with a simple, cost effective solution to sell a glut of leftover cars. His plan worked and provided Auburn with enough capital to continue in business, saved from certain bankruptcy. But E.L. Cord was an extremely ambitious and aggressive business man and by1928, he was in complete control of Auburn. He also amassed an impressive manufacturing empire that included Auburn, Lycoming Engines, Checker Cab, Duesenberg, Stinson Aircraft and New York Shipbuilders, among others. Having re-established Auburn as a successful car builder, he decided to build a car worthy of his own name – one that would compete with the likes of Lincoln, Packard and Stutz for luxury car honors. In typical E.L. Cord fashion, he eschewed tradition and specified a car that was as innovative as it was beautiful. The L-29, as it became known, was sleek, attractive and impossibly low slung for the time, thanks to its front wheel drive and a De Dion front axle arrangement, designed by an ex-Miller Indy Car engineer who spear
left-hand-drive 1931 cord l 29 convertible restored
2310 Chaffee Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63146, Missouri
Bonhams achieved total sales of $13.95million for its inaugural sale at ...
After recently being uncovered in the Pacific Northwest of America, in o...