1930 Graham Paige
615 Series Sedan
1930 Graham Paige 615 Series Sedan
1930 Graham Paige Sedan
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
The Graham brothers were involved in vehicle manufacturing through the early 20th century, yet the Graham-Paige branded cars were produced only from 1928 to 1931 after the purchase of another automaker, the Paige-Detroit Motor Car Company. In magazine ads of the day, the Graham-Paige was often compared to the Auburn, Buick, Marmon, Chrysler and Reo, to name a few.
For consignment, a barn find Graham Paige Sedan right out of 1930. This long luxurious 4 door is well done on its construction and has a nice overall exterior patina feel of aging somewhat gracefully. The late 20's and early 30 paved many a way for several offshoot companies looking to make their mark on the automotive world. This one, with wire wheels, two tone paint and some red accenting for the edges of the fenders could be left alone on the finish but will need some wrenching on the mechanicals.
The design of the era if you will, on the chromed grille surround leading the way, chromed headlight casings flanking the radiator and grille. In the center of the slightly rust pitted surround is a badge significant in the fact that it is the 3 brothers depicted on this badge (the taillights use this same logo embossed within the red lens). A cowled hood and gracefully swooping fenders framing wire wheels and a spare tucked neatly into each front fender near the running board. Metal side panels and the hood show in blue which has several imperfections of age throughout. A black canvas top covers the large passenger compartment which translates to a 7 window passenger compartment. Fenders are in black and have a red edging painted on. This compliments nicely with the red wire wheels. On back is the fuel tank and a fold down shelf to add a steamer trunk for those long hauls. Bumpers have long since lost their chrome plating and now show in surface rust. A bit of rust in some of the seams, but overall sound exterior as to the rust.
Mohair abounds covering all the surfaces of this interior. Let's call it coffee colored and it includes 2 couch-like benches one for the front and one for the rear. Plenty of mold and dry rotting is going on in here so it will need a redux. Worn carpeting floods the floors, and in back a flip up footrest is available. The simple metal dash upfront, utilizes rectangular shaped inset instruments for a bit of a different look. The original black bakelite steering wheel fronts this dash, and a shift lever reaches to the driver from the floor. Simple but effective.
Lifting the cowl and after blowing off some dust and must, we note an unbelted and uncranking inline 6-cylinder engine. This is of 207ci displacement and is an L head configuration. A 1-barrel carburetor is feeding it, and there is no transmission on back. 4.70 gears are reserved for this rear axle.
A coating of road dirt with some grease mixed in is seen around the wheels and suspension. The ride for this car is semi elliptic springs and this is coupled with drum brakes on all 4 corners. The remainder of the metal undercarriage (frame, floor boards and rockers as well as wheel wells has a fairly significant coating of surface rust. There is not a presence of any invasive rust to be seen throughout.
Not a car seen every day, however in typical form of the era it looks like the others. This kind of car was nice transportation for the middle class in the early 30's. An upstart company which went on to produce cars for many years including some fascinating designs for the early 40's. Get in on the early stage of this company's production with this car and guarantee you will be the ONLY 1 in your town to have one!
NO TITLE-SOLD ON A BILL OF SALE ONLY
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 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.