Note: This is not a Cord. It is a concourse restored 1941 Graham Hollywood that is a superior example of the reimagined Gordon Buehrig designed 1936 Cord 810/812. While preserving the lines of the original Cord, the hood and front fenders were redesigned by John Tjaarda to accommodate the shorter wheelbase afforded by the rear drive configuration. Thus, the Hollywood lost the iconic coffin nose and retractable headlights of the 812. The unibodied, supercharged Hollywoods were powered by a 125 HP inline 6-cylinder 218 cubic inch Graham engine built by Continental.
In 1940, the Hupp and Graham-Paige automobile companies were in dire need of new models. Graham needed to replace its failing “shark nose” Spirit of Motion. Hupp acquired the Cord stamping dies from Norman de Vaux and in a joint endeavor shared them with Graham. The result was the Hupmobile Skylark and the Graham Hollywood.
Only 319 Skylarks were built in 1940 before Hupp went out of business. Production of a total 1,859 Hollywoods continued through September when production ceased. Those produced after June 1940 were titled as 1941 models.
This car was among the last fifty of the approximately 1,108 supercharged Hollywoods built. It is the only known Hollywood to have the unique Yosemite Green and Mist Green iridescent color combination.
The restoration was meticulously completed in 2005 and is original and complete. That year it won best of show at the national Graham-Paige meet. It has won several awards since including first in class at the Concourse of America. This is surely the finest example of the beautiful art-deco Hollywood available today.
|“This Graham Hollywood is an extraordinary concourse exemplar. It has been restored to the highest standard.” |
| Year: || 1941 || VIN (Vehicle Identification Number): || 701050 |
| Mileage: || 999,999 || Number of Cylinders: || 6 |
| Make: || Cord || Transmission: || Manual three speed |
| Model: || Graham Hollywood || Body Type: || Sedan |
| Engine: || Supercharged 6 cylinder 218 CID || Warranty: || Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty |
| Drive Type: || RWD || Vehicle Title: || Clear |
| Options: || Leather Seats || Exterior Color: || Green |
| Fuel Type: || Gasoline || Interior Color: || Green Leather |
| For Sale By: || Private Seller |