Cord was a brand of American luxury automobile produced in 1929-1932 and 1936-1937 known for its innovative technology and efficient design.

The Cord L-29 was the first front-wheel drive American automobile offered to the public. The drivetrain system was borrowed from the racers who dominated the Indianapolis 500.The lack of rear drivetrain components and the straight frame allowed it to be much lower in height than competing cars. The L-29 came with complete instrumentation, including a temperature gauge, oil pressure gauge, speedometer and oil level gauge. It was powered by a 5-litre I8 engine with 125 hp (93 kW), which was mated to a 3-speed gearbox. In total, only 4,400 copies were sold.