Concept Carz Home Concepts and PrototypesAbout Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed
 
 SedansArrow PictureManufacturersArrow PictureGrahamArrow Picture1941 Graham Hollywood Custom Supercharged 
 

1941 Graham Hollywood Custom Supercharged news, pictures, specifications, and information

In September of 1940 the Graham-Paige Company switched production to military items in support of the World War II effort. After the war, in 1946, the company resumed the production of automobiles. Their new car, the Frazer, was named in honor of Joseph Washington Frazer, the president of the Graham-Paige Company.

In 1945 the Henry J. Kaiser and Frazer became the owners of the Graham-Paige assets and became known as the Kaiser-Frazer. Graham's facilities were sold to the Chrysler Corporation.

Graham-Paige went into the real estate building. In 1962 the company changed its name to the Madison Square Garden Corporation.

For 1941 the Graham Company offered two models though they were nearly identical. The models were the Hollywood Custom Supercharged and the Custom Hollywood. Both rode on a 115 inch wheelbase and offered as a four-door sedan. Both were powered by a 217.8 cubic-inch six-cylinder engine and both had a bore of 3.25 inch and a stroke of 4.38 inch. The differences were obvious due to the description of the model, a supercharger. Without the supercharger the horsepower out was 95 but with it horsepower rose to 124.

By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2006
Sedan
 
The Graham Company entered into a contract with Hupmobile in 1940 to build a car called the Skylark. Hupmobile soon went out of business which left Graham with a production line set up. The company renamed the car the Graham Hollywood and continued production.

From the cowl back, the car is based on the 1936-37 Cord. Hupmoible had purchased the body dies from the Auburn automobile Company which had gone out of business. Many changes from the Cord were implemented, including a redesigned front end and the conversion from front-wheel drive to rear-wheel drive.

There were 1,859 examples of the Hollywood built with the majority being fitted with a supercharger. Some of the Hollywood cars were raced, and with a power-to-weight ratio that was unmatched, many drivers found success including Bill France, the father of NASCAR.

The supercharged six-cylinder engine produced 124 horsepower and rested on a 115-inch platform. the car weighs just 2,365 pounds and sold for $1,250 when new.

By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2010
Convertible
 
This car is the only known Graham Hollywood convertible known to exist and was originally driven by the son of company founder Robert Graham.

The unibody Graham was equipped with a supercharged 217 cubic-inch 6-cylinder engine offering 120 horsepower and, with a weight of only 3,000 lbs., offered the highest power-to-weight ratio of any 1941 American car.

The body of this Graham Hollywood was built using the dies used to build the 1936-37 Cord. These cars were not built very long. The Graham company shut down production in September of 1940 and never resumed.
Sedan
 
The current owner acquired this car from the granddaughter of Joe Graham, one of the original Graham brothers.
Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Is The Most Powerful Muscle Car Ever -- 707 hp!
July 1, 2014 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - The all-new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT, with its supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI® Hellcat engine, produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower and 650 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful Challenger ever, Dodge's most powerful V-8 ever and the most powerful muscle car ever. The Challenger's new 6.2-liter Supercharged Hellcat engine is also the first factory supercharged HEMI, as well as Dodge and SRT's first application of V-8 supercharger technology. F...[Read more...]
JAGUAR LAND ROVER HONORED WITH TWO 2014 MOTORWEEK DRIVERS' CHOICE AWARDS
• 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible wins 'Best Convertible' • 2014 Range Rover Sport wins 'Best Dream Machine' (MAHWAH, NJ) – February 6, 2014 - MotorWeek has named the 2014 Jaguar F-TYPE 'Best Convertible' and the 2014 Range Rover Sport 'Best Dream Machine' as part of its 2014 Drivers' Choice Awards. These honors highlight the momentum each brand has demonstrated coming into 2014. 'Jaguar F-TYPE and Range Rover Sport both winning awards this year from MotorWeek is a tremendous honor....[Read more...]
LAND ROVER INVITES CONSUMERS TO ENGAGE WITH 2014 RANGE ROVER SPORT VIA AN INTERACTIVE DIGITAL EXPERIENCE, 'RACE THE SUN'
◾RACE THE SUN tells a highly suspenseful, original story through an interactive film that features competitive gaming functionality ◾Project aligns with the adventure and high-performance elements of Land Rover's DNA ◾RACE THE SUN is a key component of the Range Rover Sport marketing campaign, 'Driven to Another Level' (MAHWAH, NJ) – October 15, 2013 – Today, Land Rover is releasing RACE THE SUN, an interactive digital experience that supports the recent launch of the all-new 2014 Ra...[Read more...]
Lost Mercedes - Surfaces At Bonhams
One owner, unrestored, supercharged 'S' Type Mercedes to be sold by Bonhams at Goodwood Revival this autumn One of the greatest and most important motor car finds of the last decade, the 'Lost Mercedes' is to be offered at Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale on Saturday 15th September 2012. Bonhams announced today that it has been commissioned to sell a recently discovered 1928 Mercedes-Benz 26/120/180 'S' Type Sports Tourer which almost without precedent for motor cars of this type and d...[Read more...]
Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance
Nearly 12,000 people gathered on the lush grounds of Lakewood Yacht Club to get an up close look at some of the most pristine, classic automobiles and vintage wooden boats in the United States at the 17th Annual Keels & Wheels Concours d'Elegance. The 2012 event was co-hosted by the Antique and Classic Boat Society-Southwest Chapter. In addition, the event raised significant funds for Boys & Girls Harbor. To date, Keels & Wheels has donated more than one million dollars to charity. The 2012 ...[Read more...]


Collectible: A Gathering of the Exceptional and Captivating
Similarly Priced Vehicles from 1941
Mercury Model 19A ($910-$1,141)
Buick Series 40 Special ($735-$1,463)
Oldsmobile 98 ($1,060-$1,575)
Hudson Deluxe Six ($695-$1,060)
Hudson Commodore Custom Eight ($1,060-$1,440)
Chrysler Royal ($995-$1,415)

Average Auction Sale: $43,164

 
Graham: 1941-1950
Similar Automakers
Graham History
Other models by Graham


 
© 1998-2014. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.