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Telephone: 253-272-2336

Email: info@lemaymarymount.org

Address: 325 152nd St E., Tacoma, WA 98445

Hours:

Tuesday-Saturday:  9:00am-5:00pm

Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm

 

Last tour of the day begins at 3:00pm.

Monday: CLOSED

Highlights

- Company started as Paige in 1909, then became Graham-Paige in 1928, and then Graham in 1930; Graham ceased business in 1941.

- This has a mechanical supercharger, which increased hp by 26.

- Price new: $1,320

 

Provenance

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References

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Description

The Graham Motor Corporation developed a new body style for 1938. Graham was always ahead in styling, which was evident in 1932 with the introduction of the Blue Streak. Other car manufacturers would follow suit in 1933.

 

They called on Amos Northrup for the 1938 model styling. His design was to combine the aerodynamic look along with the Graham Knight, and was labeled "the spirit of motion." The forward design of the grille and fenders gave it the feeling of motion. The Graham Knight was incorporated with the headlights reflecting the knight's helmet. This was also used for the hood emblem, the door handles, the ashtray on the dash. It was hard for the American public to accept a different and radical design. A recession in early 1938 also hampered sales with only approximately 5020 cars being sold.

1938 Graham Supercharged

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Year: 1938

Make: Graham

Mode: Supercharged

Style: 4-Door Sedan

Serial No: 146345

Color: Maroon

Engine Size: 217 cid

Engine Cylinders: I-6

Engine BHP: 116 BHP

Transmission: Manual 3-Speed