My Classic Car: Bill’s 1969 Samco Cord Warrior

1969 Samco Cord Warrior, with some mechanical updates | William Wyatt photos
1969 Samco Cord Warrior, with some mechanical updates | William Wyatt photos

(Editor’s note: Based in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sports Automobile Manufacturing Company — SAMCO — a company launched by Bill Lear of LearJet, produced Cord replicas in the late 1960s. There were two models, Warrior and Royale. Some 400 were produced.)

I am 83 years old and when I was young I always wanted a Cord. But the older I got the more expansive the Cord became. So I could never afford one.

Just a little over a year ago I finally heard of the Samco Cords. Continue reading