If These Cars Could Talk: 1936 Cord 810 (Coppertone)

Join us for an in-depth look at the many automobiles in our collection and discover their part in our history. If These Cars Could Talk is a monthly program offered by museum staff for free to the public on the first Saturday of each month.

The Auburn Automobile Company had a goal to exhibit the new Cord at the 1936 automobile shows.  Because President Roosevelt requested that the shows be moved up to early November from the scheduled January dates, the company now had a little over seven months to get the new Cord ready for exhibition. The Automobile Manufacturing Association only allowed production vehicles to be exhibited. This was defined as a vehicle that had been produced in quantities of at least 100. The Auburn Automobile Company attempted to build the 100 vehicles by hand in just 116 days. This is one of the hand-built prototypes and is restored as a show car with Copper accents.

This presentation will be held in the museum galleries next to the car from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm on Saturday, September 4, 2021 and is offered to all patrons for free with museum admission. For more information, including the specific location of the presentation, please call ahead at 260-925-1444 or see an associate at the admission desk.