Model 73 RestoMod
1935 Graham Model 73 RestoMod
1935 Graham Model 73 RestoMod
Starting out as high quality truck builders the Graham brothers eventually became so successful they were bought by the Dodge brothers and began working for them producing Dodge trucks. Chrysler comes along and merges with Dodge, and the brothers did not care to work for Chrysler, so they left, bought a company called Paige trucks, and eventually becoming Graham Automobile Company in 1930. The Grahams also at one time owned Madison Square Garden, and the rest as they say is history.
If you are looking for a real show car that is so unusual, you will have virtually no competition at the show because there will be no other examples at said show, this is your car. Restored in Georgia at Dixie Dream Rods the owner at the time went in with an open checkbook, a decision which he regretted to this day, but he had one heck of a car. Our fortunate consigner comes along and the car is available, and he snaps it up. For the past 6 years he has gathered a collection of trophies and is now ready to move on. His loss will definitely be your gain.
Design line was king in the mid 1930's and the Graham Brothers were trying to make their mark on the automotive industry. With its skirted fenders, swept back shield style grille and corresponding flared down dual front bumpers as well as a cap less radiator for the outside shell (moved inside) aerodynamics were shaping cars by the year. A dual cowl hood sports chrome speared vents which are on either side. Nice running boards connect the fenders, straight door panels with near perfect gaps and power windows now adorn this car. Looking towards the rear we see the rear window surround which licks toward the rear roofline bottom like a handlebar mustache. A swooping rear with an encased “continental” spare tire and bumper setup and pristine curving bumper framing the bottom, this car is a thing of beauty. 16-inch polished American Racing Torque Thrust wheels are all around, and add a wonderful highlight to the car.
The original bench seat has been replaced with 2 buckets and now has perfect padding and saddle color leather enveloping their surfaces. A rear bench sports the same and is in excellent condition. The door panels are embossed saddle colored leather with a lightning bolt design running through the center. Leather also covers the pillars and moves upward to the headliner where more 3D embossing is at play in the ceiling panel. Black carpeting floods the floors, and noted are a CD player, Vintage Air and front bucket seat belts. The dash has Auto Meter vintage gauges which are fronted by a beautiful banjo style steering wheel wrapped in burl wood for the actual wheel.
A 350ci V8 crate engine is tucked neatly within the cowls and shines brightly with its single 4-barrel Edelbrock carburetor atop. Bolted on back is a TH350 3-speed automatic and a 9-inch Ford rear.
With an open checkbook, it buys you many things including a totally frame off restoration on which they do work on the frame. This one they did and now we see perfect structural steel framing, excellent tubs, and pristine mechanicals, in the form of a Mustang II front end, power discs up front, and power drums on the rear.
Awesome! Need we say more and what would one expect? Simply awesome!
Made mostly for show, this rare example presents nicely on every corner of the restoration. Noted, even the seals have been eliminated from this car, so the gaps remain more consistent. Although I would not do a 300-mile drive in the pouring rain, even though the car is perfectly capable. Gorgeous leather interior, upgraded sound system, power brakes, and keeping its original line not chopped, shaved or any other tricks that generally comes with a resto-mod job. A very restored original.
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 450 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.