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November 7, 2018

By: Jonathan


This Purp Fired Up, 1930 Cord L-29 Heads To Auction

Purple haze all in my eyes!

The Cord was an American manufacturer in the late 1920s and into the 30s, but only produced cars for about five years during that span. This L-29 Cabriolet was produced on the early end of that spectrum and could be considered representative of the end of the roaring 20s and the beginning of the Great Depression as the manufacturer would fall on hard times in the 1930s. Produced in 1929 and sold in California the following year, the lilac Cord underwent a nut and bolt restoration in Arizona by Lon Kruger.

This Connersville, Indiana born cabriolet features its factory body and chassis as well as the major mechanical components, including the engine. Undoubtedly a rare pre-war American car, this L-29 was awarded the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Club Certification as an authentic prewar model and could fetch as a quarter-million out west at Mecum’s Las Vegas auction.

[Photography courtesy of Mecum Auctions.]

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