Just Because It’s Dang Cool

This is a sight you don’t see every day, that’s for sure. Cast your eyes on this blazing beauty I saw at GoodGuys PPG Nats this year and I think it’s the bee’s knees. In fact upon further research I found out I was in good company with my thoughts about this rare ride because it was once dubbed the “Coolest Street Rod Ever” and spent a record breaking 8 months on the cover of Hemmings Motor News magazine. Bob Merckle from Akron, OH is the proud caretaker of this iconic ride. She’s an all-steel, all-real 1937 Cord Westchester 810. Starting life as a 4 door sedan, after 6 years of blood, sweat, tears and a hefty dose of incredible design she was transformed into one of the best-looking Street-Rods ever made. Originally designed and produced by the venerated Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Company, the Cord was one of the most sophisticated and technologically-advanced vehicles of its day. It featured such innovations as front-wheel-drive and hidden headlights, unheard of in the ’30’s. Oh and they were standard on the Westchester model. Even the original transmission on this beauty was an early Automatic design. All that and looks too, talk about the total package. Now have a look-see for your self at this one of a kind rarest of rides.

By the by, the proud owner of this one of a kind ride, drove away the 20th GoodGuys PPG Nationals winning a Rodders Rep Pick award. Well done Mr. Merckle, that’s one sweet ride.