Key facts

1937 Cord 812 information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 4/5 seats
How long?
4801 mm
What size engine?
4.7 litre, 4729 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
172 PS / 170 bhp / 127 kW @ 4250 rpm
How much torque?
How quick?
0-60 mph: 13.2 s
How fast?
164 km/h, 102 mph


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Auburn Automobile Company

1937 Cord 812 technical specifications


This automobile has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front mounted engine delivering its power to the front wheels.
The power is produced by a supercharged engine of 4.7 litre capacity. This unit features side valve valve gear, a 90 degree V 8 cylinder layout, and 2 valves per cylinder. It develops 170 bhp (172 PS/127 kW) of power at 4250 rpm.
Power is transferred to the wheels by means of a 4 speed manual gearbox.
Maximum speed claimed is 164 km/h or 102 mph.
1937 Cord 812 data
1937 Cord 812 data
Body type4/5 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 3175 125
Track/tread (front) 1422 56
Track/tread (rear) 1549 61
Length 4801 189
Width 1956 77
Ground clearance
length:wheelbase ratio 1.51
Kerb weight
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type supercharged petrol
Engine manufacturer Lycoming
Engine code
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 4.7 litre
4729 cc
(288.581 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 88.9 × 92.25 mm
3.5 × 3.63 in
Bore/stroke ratio 0.96
side valve (SV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 172 PS (170 bhp) (127 kW)
at 4250 rpm
Specific output 35.9 bhp/litre
0.59 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
Specific torque
Engine construction
compression ratio 6.5:1
Fuel system
bmep (brake mean effective pressure)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings 3
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 591.13 cc
Aspiration S/Charged
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph) 10.5 s
Acceleration 0-60mph 13.2 s
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph) -1.00 s
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed 164 km/h (102 mph)
Power-to-weight ratio
Weight-to-power ratio
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels front wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock
Turning circle
Front suspension LA.TL.TA.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front 16 x 6.50
Tyres rear 16 x 6.50
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 0.64
Final drive ratio 4.30
general ID6072
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 39.2
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1937 Cord 812 added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

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