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1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: 65_Turbo ()
Date: November 24, 2007 10:01PM

A Cord 810 on EvilBay.

[cgi.ebay.com]

Bruce
65 Corsa Vert first car
65 Corsa Turbo Vert current car
65 Monza Sedan "Airvair"
Bolingbrook, Il
Corvair Society of America
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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: polymer ()
Date: November 24, 2007 10:43PM

I noticed that it's a 140 engine. Weren't all the 8/10's 180's?

Here is my favorite part.


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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: November 24, 2007 10:47PM

Tulsa??? meaning that this one isn't rusted???????


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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: polymer ()
Date: November 24, 2007 10:54PM

They have plastic bodies. Not much chance of rusting however it is in Maine now.
There used to be a truck factory in Tulsa also. "Tulsa Four" was the name.
I'm told the only remaining truck was auctioned off after the owner of Mac's Electric passed away and they sold off the contents of his museum.

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: "UNSAFE" ()
Date: November 24, 2007 11:08PM



That looks like a bargain to me !

If it was on the west coast I would buy it now.

Just think , I could buy 3 Cords for the price of a beater late model Vert !

"UNSAFE"
Kevin Willson
65 Monza
Juneau. Alaska

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: polymer ()
Date: November 24, 2007 11:27PM

I forgot to look and see if he had 36k in parts.

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: Mark Pietz ()
Date: November 25, 2007 01:11AM

When did they start making the 8/10 with the fixed,funky headlights? These don't look like they retract.

Otherwise, what a cool car.

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: polymer ()
Date: November 25, 2007 02:50AM

Mark Pietz Wrote:
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> When did they start making the 8/10 with the
> fixed,funky headlights? These don't look like
> they retract.
>
> Otherwise, what a cool car.


It said in the description that they aren't original.

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: Richard ()
Date: November 25, 2007 04:02AM

There may be more going on there than just the lights and the 140 engine.
Here is one for sale for $40,000 in Pleasonton, CA.

[www.rluxurycars.com]

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: steve goodman ()
Date: November 25, 2007 04:11AM

My slightly old roster shows 1521 to be Maroon outside/black top/black interior/140/pg/gas heater/no dual exhaust and no mag wheels. Last owner was in Hawaii.

Steve

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: Richard ()
Date: November 25, 2007 04:19AM

Apparently there were more than one reproduction of the Cord. This is from Wikipedia.
>> From 1964 to 1970, two attempts were made to replicate the original Buehrig design for limited production. Both Oklahoma-based companies soon halted production amid financial difficulties. The replica Cord 8/10 was powered by a Corvair drivetrain. Joe Corpina was at the helm of the revival effort.<<



The car below is from the Glenn Pray guy that made the Ebay car. Weird thing about it is that the ID tag says Mfg by SAMCO in Mannford, OK

[www.trombinoscar.com]

It gets worse. This one has a 289 Ford.



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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: steve goodman ()
Date: November 25, 2007 04:29AM

I believe that SAMCO took over the production from Pray, built a number of FWD 8/10 Cords (Corvair power) before starting a run of front endinged cars. I have a partial number list of those but probably not complete. There was something about an external gas filler door on the SAMCO cars but I don't recollect the details. Hopefully someone who actually owns one will jump in here with better info.

Steve

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: weldvair ()
Date: November 25, 2007 01:14PM

Glen Pray bought the rights to mfg the Cord along w/all the parts. Is called a 810 because it's 8/10 the size. Some of the parts on #150 are original Cord parts.

The body was made of Royalite, which is a thermo platis material. It is a very soft plastic which will mely like a milk container.

Glen used parts from different cars mfg at that time to mfg the 810....



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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: steve goodman ()
Date: November 26, 2007 02:12AM

You are right about using lots of different car parts, pieces from Chrysler/Ford Falcon/Rambler are involved plus foreign parts and lots of manufactured and fabricated parts. The shifter for the 4 speed cars is interesting to say the least using Corvair parts and fabricated linkage.

I have a fairly good parts list if anyone has one and is searching for a certain part. Probably not every single part but many of them.

Steve

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: rodger ()
Date: November 26, 2007 04:07AM

The REAL Cord 810 used an unsupercharged Lycoming V8, The 812 Cord used a supercharged Lycoming V8. The Cord was the first American production car to use front wheel drive, and hidden headlights. Unfortunatly, Cord went out of production in '37, they were certainly a gorgeous automobile............

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: Mark Pietz ()
Date: November 26, 2007 02:48PM

Back in the early '60s I recall an old gent in my hometown that had an original, and would roll it out of his garage on occasion. A visually striking car, and not a small one, either. I've always wondered where that car ended up...

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: Dale Williams ()
Date: March 09, 2008 05:58AM

I recently purchased 1521 from an individual in Maine. The car was returned home to Oklahoma where I can restore the car back to its original condition.

The 1966 Corvair powered Cords were made with a composite called Royalex.

For more detailed history and info go to www.cordautomobile.com

DW

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: steve goodman ()
Date: March 09, 2008 08:17PM

Hello Dale: Don't forget to watch the COMMUNIQUE for the dates of the 'roundup' in Oklahoma City in September. Two years ago when it was in Tulsa Felix had a couple of his cars on display there. There should be some this year too.

Funny how these cars travel around huh, from Hawaii to Maine to Okla.

Good luck with the rebuild.

Steve

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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: 65_Turbo ()
Date: March 10, 2008 11:48AM

Hi Dale

Please post picture os the progress. I was considering this car myself when I saw it on Evilbay.

Regards,
Bruce

Bruce
65 Corsa Vert first car
65 Corsa Turbo Vert current car
65 Monza Sedan "Airvair"
Bolingbrook, Il
Corvair Society of America
Chicago Corvair Enthusiasts
Frankfort Car Club



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Re: 1966 Cord 8/10 coup
Posted by: jjpilot ()
Date: October 31, 2010 04:39AM

Hi guys and gals.

I am the owner of Serial #1 of the Glenn Pray Cord. My Granddad was one of the initial investors in said company. He was the owner of #3, which is still in my family, unfortunately on blocks somewhere in Dallas, and belongs to my uncle. My car was bought at the Kruse auction in '73, with 3000 miles or so on it!!!

My car is not currently running, but do plan on getting it together this winter. I have the powerplant out, rebuild coming soon. It's gonna get paint too it looks like, needs it bad, as it's just flaking off the wonderful plastic body!!!

Granddad wrote what is probably the ultimate history of the Pray/Mckinley Cord that was published in the August 1972 issue of Cars and Parts magazine. I have copies if anyone is interested.

Please feel free to contact me, as I get this little piece of history back in motion. It's kind of neat to see the pictures of me and my little sister on the fenders of Grandad's car when I was six years old, in front of the house the me and my family live in today!!!

I look forward to talking to you all in the cord, and/or corvair community

Jeff Bauer
618-780-2380
waterskz@sbcglobal.net

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