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Quite the Graham - 1938 Graham Model 97 Supercharged Cabriolet by Saoutchik


George Smolinski
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  • Peter Gariepy changed the title to Quite the Graham - 1938 Graham Model 97 Supercharged Cabriolet by Saoutchik

I would trade even for it.🤣

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22 hours ago, Avanti Bill said:

Great story with this car and a beautiful restoration by RM.  Special doors, I think they had something like 1000 hours in them alone.

With the centre handle, do they pull out from the car then hinge open? I recall seeing a car in the Rich Collection of Frackville that had a similar door, although quite sure it was not this Graham. May have been something French.

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French coachbuilders took to the flamboyant Spirit-of-Motion Graham design which seemed a natural fit with their current design themes.   Saoutchik is famous for creating some of the most outlandish custom coachwork, these Grahams were simply a natural on which to fit it.   The parallelogram-hinged door mechanism was developed by LeToureur et Marchand, iirc.  Other coachbuilders built it under license, someone will correct me on that point, please if not.  

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