You definitely won't park next to another one at your next car show.----
#701 004 (tenth from the last Graham Hollywood produced)----
BODY: Completely stock with all Graham Hollywood trim, bumper guards, etc. Restored by Bill Ganahl (craftsman/fabricator for Roy Brizio Street Rods, South San Francisco). New windshield and window glass, new rubber gaskets from Steele Rubber Products. Plating by Buena Park Plating. Bear claw latches installed on all 4 doors.----
PAINT: Early Ford "Cloud Mist Gray" PPG single-stage paint applied by Joe Campari (Brizios).----
INTERIOR: Full interior, headliner, seating, door panels, German square weave carpeting by Jack Buchanan, Healdsburg, Ca. Power windows on front doors with Hotronix switches and stock handles. Hidden underdash Alpine AM/FM/CD player with four front and rear speakers. Restored stock Graham Hollywood dash with all instruments restored by Lee Kelly, Twin Falls, Idaho. Dynamat soundproofing/insulation throughout.----
CHASSIS AND RUNNING GEAR: Ford Mustang independent front suspension with rack & pinion steering and power disc brakes. Ford 302 ci V-8 engine, Ford C-4 automatic transmission with Gennie 14" shifter, narrowed Ford 9" rearend. Stainless steel dual exhaust system. Wheel Vintiques 15" steel wheels, painted cream with orange stripe by Herb Martinez. Firestone radial tires 205/70 (front) 225/75 (rear).----
ENGINE: Ford 302 ci V-8 rebuilt in April, 2011 by Center Auto Machine Shop, 10th Avenue, Oakland, Ca. Camshaft reground and polished, block bored .060 over, magnafluxed block and heads. New Edelbrock intake manifold and 4bbl carburetor, roller chain, oil pump, waterpump, freeze plugs, piston rings, electronic ignition, thermostat housing, upper and lower hoses, wire set, plugs, and Optima battery.----
PUBLICATIONS: Rod & Custom, December, 2010: 3 page feature.
Street Rodder, March, 2011: Illustration by Dave Bell.----
GRAHAM HISTORY: The 1940-41 Graham Hollywood body from the cowl back is from the 1936-37 Cord 810/812 designed by Gordon Buehrig. Hood and front fenders designed by John Tjaarda. Approx. 1,400 produced in 1940, 400 in 1941. Car was originally equipped with a continental flathead 6 cylinder engine, some with supercharger. The body is of "monocoque" design, has no ladder frame but has stub frames front and back to mount engine and running gear. Front "suicide" doors. Buehrig designed only one door for the car; the rear doors were cut to a template to accommodate the rear fender.----
This car gets attention like no other car in my inventory. Cruises down the road or freeway great. It has had some miles put on it since constructed and has developed some cracks in the paint (see pics). Fuel gauge is intermittent. Overall still presents very well and will definitely stand out in a crowd. Clean California title.