It still has the original black cord (you can kinda see it in the back there.) The best part is that it still works like a charm. I can't tell you how many modern day appliances I have gone through over the years. Irons, coffee makers and toasters seem to be my appliance enemies. They just don't make stuff like they used to! This mixer has maintained it's shape & stamina through proper diet and exercise. That's for sure. Mixing all those batters at high speed is the secret to a healthy pink Sunbeam glow.