1941 Graham-Paige Model 113 Supercharged Hollywood Sedan  Chassis no. 710124

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Lot 319
1941 Graham-Paige Model 113 Supercharged Hollywood Sedan
Registration no. KFO 410 Chassis no. 710124

Sold for £ 14,950 (US$ 20,004) inc. premium
1941 Graham-Paige Model 113 Supercharged Hollywood Sedan
Registration no. KFO 410
Chassis no. 710124

Footnotes

  • Shaken by the poor reception of its radically styled 'sharknose' 1938 models, the ailing Graham-Paige tried a different approach, acquiring the tooling for the Cord 810/812 that had been bought by Hupmobile when Errett Lobban Cord's automobile manufacturing empire collapsed.
    One of the few automobiles deemed worthy of inclusion in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and arguably the most easily recognised American car of all time, the Cord 810 had debuted in November 1935, receiving a rapturous reception at US automobile shows. The work of a team headed by Duesenberg designer Gordon Buehrig, the 810 body style with louvred 'coffin' nose, streamlined, spat-shaped wings and absence of running boards would prove immensely influential, its distinctive features being borrowed by most mainstream manufacturers by the decade's end.
    A front-wheel drive car like its L29 predecessor, the 810 differed by virtue of its more compact Lycoming V8 engine and four-speed, pre-selector gearbox. Custom sedans on a longer wheelbase joined the four-model 812 range for 1937, though it is doubtful whether any independent offering ever matched Buehrig's original Beverly fastback sedan for sheer style. Priced competitively, the 810/812 should have been a huge success, though, sadly, this was not to be. The Cord Corporation was in deep financial trouble, and when its proprietor sold up in August 1937 it spelled the end not just for Cord, but for Auburn and Duesenberg as well.
    It would appear that Graham-Paige used little more than the body design of the Cord 810/812, for the resulting 'Hollywood' sedan was a six-cylinder car with conventional rear-wheel drive. It was manufactured in normally aspirated and supercharged versions for little more than one year, production ceasing towards the end of 1940.
    This rare supercharged Hollywood was imported from the USA in 1995 and has had only two owners in the UK, the current one having purchased it at Bonhams' RAF Museum, Hendon Sale in April 2010 (Lot 351). Restored 20 years ago and finished in maroon with tan cloth interior, the car still looks good and is said to be very powerful and great to drive, coping easily with modern-day traffic speeds. This wonderful 'Art Deco' motor car is offered with current MoT, Swansea V5 document and various expired MoT certificates.

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  • Please note the MoT on file this car has recently expired on 23 February 2012.
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1941 Graham-Paige Model 113 Supercharged Hollywood Sedan  Chassis no. 710124
1941 Graham-Paige Model 113 Supercharged Hollywood Sedan  Chassis no. 710124
1941 Graham-Paige Model 113 Supercharged Hollywood Sedan  Chassis no. 710124
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