1929 Graham-Paige Type 612 Tourer  Chassis no. 856273

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Lot 258
1929 Graham-Paige Type 612 Tourer
Chassis no. 856273

€ 35,000 - 40,000
US$ 40,000 - 46,000
1929 Graham-Paige Type 612 Tourer
Chassis no. 856273
The three Graham brothers started out as commercial vehicle manufacturers immediately after WWI and from 1921 collaborated with Dodge to whom they sold out in 1926. The following year the Grahams bought the struggling Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company, continuing the existing Paige car for 1928 alongside a new Graham-Paige line-up consisting of a quartet of sixes on different wheelbases plus a larger eight, all powered by sidevalve engines. A staggering 73,195 cars were sold in Graham-Paige’s first 12 months, a US auto-industry record at the time. High performance was a strong selling point in G-P’s early years, one example setting speed records at the Brooklands track in England while another held the Mount Washington climb record. Despite a succession of styling innovations - its Bluestreak and ‘shark nose’ models are among the most striking of the 1930s - Graham never fully recovered from the Depression years and built its last car in 1940.

This right-hand drive Graham-Paige Model 612 Tourer is on the shortest (112”, 2,845mm) wheelbase chassis and has the 190cu in (3.1-litre) 62bhp six-cylinder engine. Imported by its previous owner, an important Parisian collector, from Montevideo, Uruguay in 1989, where it was used by the local Police Department for several years, it was then restored in Europe in the early 1990’s. This typical ‘Al Capone Style’ car comes with a French Carte Gris de Collection.

Cette Graham-Paige Model 612 Tourer à conduite à droite sur l'empattement de plus court (112 pouces, soit 2 845 mm) est équipée du moteur six cylindres 3,1 litres de 62 ch.. Importée en 1989 par son précédent propriétaire, important collectionneur parisien, de Montevideo en Uruguay, où elle fut utilisée pendant plusieurs années par les services de police, elle a été restaurée en Europe au début des années 1990. Cette voiture typique ‘style Al Capone’ possède sa carte grise francais de collection.
1929 Graham-Paige Type 612 Tourer  Chassis no. 856273
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