1932 graham paige




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  • The Graham brothers' first automotive products were an instant success, as production of 73, cars in permitted the new Graham-Paige organization to.

    See the Graham Blue Streak here. Graham Blue Streak although Graham-Paige had the satisfaction of somehow contriving to eke out a.

    acquired Paige-Detroit and quickly put their their stamp on the Motor City On December 8, , the second-series Graham Model

    1932 graham paige

    1932 graham paige

    The most copied was the enclosed fenders, thus covering the mud and grime built up on the underside. Retrieved 10 July Early success and the arrival of the Graham Blue Streak should give encouragement to entrepreneurs everywhere. As a corporate entity, the Graham-Paige name continued until The models were designed by Amos Northup.

    1932 graham paige

    1932 graham paige

    1932 graham paige

    1932 graham paige

    1932 graham paige

    Graham-Paige - Wikipedia

    What makes it so noteworthy? The Graham brothers—Joseph, Robert, and Ray—were successful entrepreneurs, the kind of investors we call venture capitalists today. For their final foray into the auto industry, in June of they acquired Paige-Detroit and quickly put their their stamp on the Motor City carmaker, renaming the products Graham-Paige and then simply Graham.

    On December 8, , the second-series Graham Model 57 Blue Streak was introduced, featuring a groundbreaking body design by Amos Northup. The Blue Streak look, which Graham continued through , was a genuine style setter as much of the industry followed its direction. While the catalog illustration above is a tad idealized, it effectively shows what made the Graham so fashion forward. Arrows have been added to indicate the key advances. Concealing the exposed chassis and mechanical components, the fender valences also create a longer, smoother profile.

    1932 graham paige

    Additionally, the radiator cap has been removed from the top of the shell and tucked away under the hood, another step into modernity. But instead of the aluminum particles used in later pigments, this paint contained guanin, the photonic crystal that gives fish scales their iridescence. Since the smaller automakers lacked dedicated styling studios, body suppliers Murray, Briggs, and Hayes included design services to attract their business. Other noteworthy Northup designs include the Reo Royale and Willys 77, but the Blue Streak can be considered the most important of his efforts—a tipping point in s car design.

    To lower the stance, chief engineer Louis Thoms dispensed with the traditional rear frame kickup and crafted what Graham called a deep banjo frame, with the rear live axle captured in a pair of pass-throughs in the frame rails above. The benefits included a 2. To increase roll resistance, the parallel leaf springs front and rear were mounted outboard of the frame rails. Meanwhile, the track was widened to More big news came from Graham came in , when the automaker became the first to offer supercharging on a popular-priced car on the Model 69 Custom Eight.

    1932 graham paige

    Output was increased from 95 to horsepower on the In the following year, a supercharged version of the six-cylinder Graham was introduced as well. Photo courtesy Historic Vehicle Association.

    Thank you so very much for this significant bit of automotive history. An unexpected pleasure for me. Perhaps you may find this of some interest. This is an album I assembled honoring my great uncle.

    I have never heard of Graham alone. That I feel was the branding here in Oz. I have no idea if locally assembled or not. I suspect very limited numbers. That Coupe is a lovely looking car, the big sedan not so much.

    1932 graham paige

    And I think that is what we got here. Until now I barely heard of it. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

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