Cord L-29 Special Coupe (diecast 1:16, Danbury Mint)

  • Cord L-29 Special Coupe (from 1929)
  • Danbury Mint
  • 1:16
  • Showcase model / No engine
  • diecast
  • blue
  • Perfect mint condition
  • Original packaging exists
  • Not for sale
Limited edition
 
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The Story of the Cord L-29 Special Coupe

The original of the 1/16-scale miniature model described in this text, made by Danbury Mint, is the famous Cord L-29 Special Coupe. This model has its origins in the late 1920s, specifically in 1929. The Cord L-29 Special Coupe was a trailblazer of its time as it was one of the first American production cars with front-wheel drive. The Cord Corporation automaker was founded by Errett Lobban Cord, and the L-29 was one of his outstanding innovations. Cord seized the opportunity to develop a vehicle that was not only stylish but also technologically advanced.


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Technical Specs and Special Features of the Cord L-29

The Cord L-29 Special Coupe was powered by a 4.9-liter 8-cylinder engine producing around 125 horsepower. This engine was capable of reaching a top speed of about 130 km/h (80 mph), which was remarkable for that era. The vehicle featured a three-speed manual transmission and was technologically ahead with its independent front suspension and hydraulic brakes. The predecessor to the L-29 was the Generation B Cole, which was in production from 1928 to 1940. The designer of this classic vehicle was Alan H. Leamy, whose artistic talent significantly contributed to the car's unique aesthetic. This technical masterpiece reflected the progress and innovation of the American automotive industry in the 1920s.

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The 1/16 Scale Model by Danbury Mint

The miniature model of the Cord L-29 Special Coupe described here is an accurate replica in a 1/16 scale, made from high-quality die-cast material. Thanks to Danbury Mint's precise craftsmanship, many of the fine details of the original are well represented. The standout features include the white wall tires and the classic two-tone paint scheme in blue and beige. The contrasting white tires border the detailed blue wheels, creating an visually appealing ensemble. The front of the model showcases the distinctive headlights and chrome grille design that reflect the imposing character of the original.

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Temporal Context and Special Highlights

To better understand the era of the Cord L-29 Special Coupe, a brief look at important events of 1929 is helpful. This year witnessed the infamous stock market crash that ushered in the Great Depression. Simultaneously, jazz conquered the cultural center of the world with tunes like 'Ain't Misbehavin' by Fats Waller. These examples illustrate the significance and historical context in which this vehicle was created. The 1/16-scale model car is part of the collection of Modelly member "Play-X" and is a fascinating example of classic automotive art that would surely captivate any collector.


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