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Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum

New Automobile Donation: 1936 Cord 810

The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is pleased to announce the acquisition of a 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan donated by Kimber J. Heddens of Evansville, Indiana.

This Cord has an extraordinary story.  Mr. Heddens, the donor of this Cord, is its third owner.  He purchased the car in 1957 where it was first registered in Mr. Heddens’ hometown.   Mr. Heddens enjoyed his Cord as often as possible driving to many auto events throughout the region.  He became an early member of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club and was a frequent participant in its activities.  The car won many prestigious awards for its quality and authentic restoration at Club events, including some as far away as California.  Mr. Heddens and his family agreed that the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum would be the best way to continue to exhibit this wonderful Cord for the public to see.

This Cord is representative of the majority of Cords purchased by the public.  Its black exterior contrasts well with its tan fabric interior.  The Westchester body style features a streamlined “flat-back” trunk that was preferred by Gordon Buehrig, the car’s chief designer.