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1936 Cord 810 Paint color


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Period sales literature and magazine advertisements do not really give an accurate idea of the colors of the cars in the pre WWII era. Advertisements were there to catch the readers eye and get him interested in a car. Sure if you went to the showroom with the ad they would sell you a car and yo would be charged an extra $30 + for the off beat color. Color chips for "orphan" makes of cars especially by the mid 1930s were not common to see as the paint companies were looking at volume sales. They needed to meet the demand and not a very low volume production car even if the body style was in a sales piece.

If a car was available ( like a Cord 810) in for instance say "cream" or "tan" - now define the shade - light/dark/ more of a white added to the color, or brown. SO many definitions and distinctions as to a simple name for a color.  Perhaps also search for color chips for Auburn of the same era/year as both Cord and Auburn were manufactured by the same company............

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As Walt says you need to be careful.   I assume you are a member of the ACD club?  Those guys can definitely tell you.   The Cord 810/812 came in about 6 different colors originally.   Black, Yellow, Brown and a few more I can't remember.

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