Cord Donation

Added to Museum Display

John Gunnell - March 01, 2014 08:00 AM

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The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum is pleased to announce the donation of a 1936 Cord 810 Westchester sedan by Kimber J. Heddens of Evansville, Indiana.
This Cord has an extraordinary story. Mr. Heddens is the Cord’s third owner. He purchased the car in 1957, where it was first registered in his hometown.  He enjoyed his Cord as often as possible, driving to many auto events throughout the region. He became an early member of the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Club and was a frequent participant in its activities. The car won many prestigious awards for its quality and authentic restoration at ACD Club events, including some as far away as California.  Mr. Heddens and his family agreed that the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum would be the best way to continue to share this wonderful Cord with the public.
This Cord is representative of the majority of Cords purchased by the public. Its black exterior contrasts well with its tan fabric interior. The Westchester body style features a streamlined “flat-back” trunk that was preferred by Gordon Buehrig, the car’s chief designer.
The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum features over 120 classic, antique, vintage and special interest cars displayed with other automotive related exhibits on three floors. For information, visit