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1937 Supercharged Graham

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This is not my car. It is posted on barnfinds.  They discuss the supercharger.  Some said it was Turbo.  Interested to hear what you guys have to say.  It's a beautiful car.

 

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Hello, You are correct that it is a supercharger.  For a short answer, both a turbocharger and a supercharger force air into the engine generally for the purpose of making more power. The basic difference is that a supercharger is somehow mechanically driven and a turbo is driven by the flow of exhaust gas through a turbine.  Supercharging was previously used on much more high end, high performance cars such as Duesenberg, Stutz, Bentley, Alfa Romeo or Bugatti (as well as a few others), but many would agree that it was Graham who was really first to offer it to more mainstream cars, which they did very successfully.

 

 

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Graham was well known for Supercharging.  The implemented it across the range in 1934 as an option and from '36 I believe it became a "no cost option".  Graham produced the most production supercharged cars up until the GNX was released.

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