Price: - Item location: Local pick-up only
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Cord
  • Model: Royale
  • SubModel: Samco
  • Type: Convertible
  • Doors: 5
  • Year: 1970
  • Mileage: 32,873
  • Color: Other
  • Engine size: 440 Magnum V8
  • Power options: Air conditioning, Power windows
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Interior color: White
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1970 Cord Royale

Rare, quite original, and a true head turner, this 1970 Cord Royale is something special. This car will always have a story to tell, and it will be your favorite attention-grabbing big block cruiser when you don't feel like saying anything at all.Those who really know Cords, know this is not a replica. Much like Avanti, once the main company closed down, true enthusiasts kept an iconic design alive under the official name. So when Sports Automobile Manufacturing Company (Samco) was in charge, the 810/812 line had evolved into the cars like the Royale. The Cord you're looking at today could qualify for survivor shows. Nearly half a century old, and we believe it's still wearing the original factory lacquer sunlight yellow paint, still very presentable today. There is no concern for body rust thanks to fiberglass, and so the presentation is quite complete. But more than just the fundamentals, this one looks fantastic for having all the right flair. Push bumpers, wire wheel covers, exposed faux exhaust header pipes, and a continental kit it's all part of the classic style. And above all else everyone instantly knows what you're driving thanks to the iconic coffin nose.Beneath the white convertible top is a white vinyl interior. We know the carpet has been replaced once, but everything else is original and complete. So while some of the areas do show their age, it's also fantastic to see the great matching pattern on the front seats, door panels, and wrapping around the rear bench. These were rare crafted luxury machines, so the wood on the steering wheel matches the lumber on the dash, and console. There's a large Jager speedometer and tach, and just below it in the center is the original AM/FM radio. You've even got power windows and air conditioning.Hidden in the engine bay is some serious Mopar muscle. These larger Royale models came with a Magnum 440 motor, and this one carries the date-correct big block today. Since this is such a good survivor so far, the original powerplant still powers it down the road today. This was recently treated to a new Edelbrock four-barrel carburetor, so the motor fires up with ease. It's a smooth operation when combined with the power steering and three-speed 727 Torque-flight automatic transmission. But don't let the luxury demeanor fool you. Anytime you want to experience Mopar muscle, the glasspack-style dual exhaust will give you a nice throaty rumble when you put your foot into this Cord.This is truly a unique find that carries on the name of one of the greatest American luxury automakers. It's so well documented from the original owner, you even receive the original bill of sale and factory warranty card from the factory authorized dealership in Tuscon, AZ. So if you're looking for the grandest of grand tourers, call today!