1938 Graham 97 Supercharged Cabriolet

1938 Graham 97 Supercharged Cabriolet

The Graham Brothers — Joseph, Robert and Ray — introduced their new Graham-Paige at the January 1928 New York Auto Show with introductions from boxer Gene Tunney and Norte Dame football coach Knute Rockne. Ten years later, the “Spirit of Motion” was introduced with a new dramatic radiator design known as the Sharknose. Unfortunately, public reaction in the United States to the advanced design was not favorable, as it was thought to be too radical or too ugly — or perhaps even both. The Europeans were, however, a bit more fashion-forward, and the streamlined designs of Jacques Saoutchik that appeared on Bugatti, Delahaye and other marques were well accepted. Saoutchik created several coachbuilt Graham cabriolets. Our subject car is thought to be one of two remaining examples.

1938 Graham 97 Supercharged Cabriolet

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