Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Cord L-29
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Front-wheel drive is something we take for granted now, though back in 1929, it seemed like a thing of the future. Let’s take this time machine back to the early 20th century and check out the first front-wheel-drive automobile, the Cord L-29.

The Revolution of the Cord L-29

The Cord company was started by E.L. Cord back in 1929 and lasted until late 1937. The concept of the L-29 came from Cornelius Van Ranst, a former engineer for Miller. The car was their first one released back in the same year the company started.

The Greatest Automobile Innovations of All Time – the Cord L-29

The Cord L-29 was the very first automobile to use front-wheel drive. It was powered by an inline-8 engine and drove three-speed transmission with a crankshaft that was pushed through the front. 

A Fleeting Timeline of the Cord L-29

The L-29 could be found in a couple of different iterations, including the Cord L-29 Cabriolet, which featured a low-profile, squared-roof, a four-door Cord L-29 Phaeton, and a Cord L-29 convertible coupe. These cars came with top-notch instrumentation of the time, including a temperature and oil pressure gauge, as well as a speedometer. They were discontinued in 1932 with 4,400 ever made.

The Cord L-29 in the News

In recent news, a gorgeous 1929 Cord L-29 recently took center stage at the Golden Valley Classic Car Show. It was in flawless condition. See more of the car show below!

Celebrity Endorsements of the Cord L-29

Some of the most famous Cord L-29 owners include Frank Lloyd Wright, one of history’s greatest architects, and famed American industrial designer Brooks Stevens.

Best Cord L-29 Clubs and Groups

One of the largest Cord Clubs happens to be the largest club for both Duesenberg and Auburn vehicles as well. Check out the ACD Club for more information! 

The Cord L-29

Though the great depression killed this luxury car, it didn’t kill the great achievements it made in automobile innovation. Any front-wheel-drive car owner in the world can thank the L-29 for all it has done.

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