Art Deco Cars That Are Still Beautiful Today
Spirit of Motion
The 1940 Graham sharknose.
Amos Northup of Murryay Body was hired to
a new model for 1938, but he died before the design was complete. It is
believed the final design was completed by Graham engineers. The
new 1938 Graham was introduced with the slogan "Spirit of Motion". The
fenders, wheel openings and grille all appeared to be moving forward.
The design was widely praised in the American press and by American
designers. It also won the prestigious Concours D'Elegance in Paris,
were also recorded in the Prix d'Avant-Garde at Lyon, the Prix
d'Elegance at Bordeaux, and the Grand Prix d'Honneur at Deauville,
France. Its cut-back grille later gained the car the name "sharknose",
which appears to have origins in the 1950s. The styling was a complete
flop in sales. The
most reliable estimates, from period publications, suggest the total
production of all 3 years of these cars is between 6000 and 13,000
units. With this low production Graham limped through 1939 and 1940.
Owned and restored by our past club member Verne Ivy.
was founded in 1966 as an organization for those interested in
restoring and maintaining 1928 to 1975 vehicles and to promote
fellowship though club activities and good will through
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