For the 1936 model year, Cord unveiled its bombshell beauty 810 sedan to great fanfare. Designer Gordon Buehrig conceived of the design from scratch, meaning he didn't have to use any off the shelf parts from elsewhere in the Cord/Auburn/Duesenburg organization. By being allowed such freedom in his design, the result was a car that has frequently been voted one of the most beautiful American cars ever built.
But what if Gordon Buehrig didn't work for Cord? What if instead he was a designer at one of the other American car companies producing vehicles in 1936? Well Frank Peiler over at The Daily Drive blog on Consumer Guide - Automotive wondered just that. Only, Frank took that wonder and put it on paper.
Frank produced a series of drawing depicting what might have happened if Mr. Buehrig had been employed by Walter P. Chrysler or Harley Earl.. and a few others, four other to be exact.
Below is what Frank imagines the Cord 810 would have looked like had it passed through the design house at General Motors headed by Harley Earl in 1935.
What do you think? Dive in to the article to see what the Cord 810 might have looked like had it been built at Chrysler, Hudson, Studebaker, Ford, or Nash. Which one is your favorite?