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1936-37 Cord phaeton. Back top window Wanted


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West,

 

To be absolutely correct for judging:

The top on an early 1936 phaeton does not have a removeable back window curtain.  The rear window on these early cars is the small oval,  commonly seen on convertible coupe cars. 

Late 1936 and all 1937 phaeton tops have a removable rear window curtain, which uses the larger oval window.

 

Try backing up a phaeton with a small rear window.....and you will know why the change was made.

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7 hours ago, mike brady said:

West,

 

To be absolutely correct for judging:

The top on an early 1936 phaeton does not have a removeable back window curtain.  The rear window on these early cars is the small oval,  commonly seen on convertible coupe cars. 

Late 1936 and all 1937 phaeton tops have a removable rear window curtain, which uses the larger oval window.

 

This car is #2335, so relatively late 1936. In photos in the big Cord book, I see four different styles: the small oval, the large oval, and a long rectangle. In addition to the split window on some early cars (show car, perhaps?).

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Yes, you will find photos showing different rear windows.  However, if you don't also know the serial number, the photos alone will not determine if a particular car is considered early or late. I have photos of my Cord (2288H) taken ~ 1939, which show the small window and one piece top (without the removable back curtain).  A friend owns 2300H which was has won primary and senior at Auburn.  It is also considered early and has the small rear window.  I don't know what serial number is considered the end of the early run, but I can find out if your interested.

 

There are other early/late features that we might see in a photo.  You can send me a photo in a PM, if you like.

 

I also have a correct small window frame that is available.

 

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On 9/18/2020 at 5:13 PM, mike brady said:

Yes, you will find photos showing different rear windows.  However, if you don't also know the serial number, the photos alone will not determine if a particular car is considered early or late. I have photos of my Cord (2288H) taken ~ 1939, which show the small window and one piece top (without the removable back curtain).  A friend owns 2300H which was has won primary and senior at Auburn.  It is also considered early and has the small rear window.  I don't know what serial number is considered the end of the early run, but I can find out if your interested.

 

There are other early/late features that we might see in a photo.  You can send me a photo in a PM, if you like.

 

I also have a correct small window frame that is available.

 

 

Thank you, Mike. Our serial number is #2335, so very close to #2300. I will need to know when the change was made. I sent you a PM.

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