Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

1937 Cord Found in Barn to Be Sold in Tulsa

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

1937 Cord Found in Barn to Be Sold in Tulsa

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TULSA - A 1937 Cord Phaeton Model 812 that was discovered in a barn where it sat for 45 years will be sold at an auction in Tulsa.

The Cord has ties to Broken Arrow. It was purchased and restored by Glenn Pray in 1953. It is among the cars at the Leake Collector Car Show & Auction June 5, 6 and 7 at the River Spirit Expo on the Tulsa Fairgrounds.

After fully restoring the Cord, it became the Pray family car. It was shown at car meets across the country. When Pray had the opportunity to purchase the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Co. in Auburn, Indiana, he sold the Cord to purchase the factory. In 1961 the Cord found a new home with James C. Leake.

In 1962, Leake sold the Cord. Upon learning that Leake had sold the Cord, Glenn enlisted the help of Cord historians and club rosters to find the lost Cord in 1968. The Cord had not been registered nor seen at any car shows. …

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