The '41 Graham Hollywood was powered by a 124 horsepower supercharged six. At 2,965 pounds riding on a 115 inch wheelbase, it had one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any American production car. 0-60 times were less than 15 seconds and the Hollywood had a top speed of over 100 miles per hour. Although at 191 inches, it was shorter than the Cord sedans, its low height for the period (61") made it appear long and sleek.
Unfortunately, the public didn't bite. Only a small number of these cars were produced. Hupmobile called it quits in the summer of 1940; Graham pressed on, introducing an improved '41 model and adding an unblown Hollywood priced at just $968. But, it was to no avail; Graham finally gave up the auto business in September 1940 after a short run of 1941 models.
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. The car was originally equipped with a continental flathead 6 cylinder engine, some with supercharger. This car has a Ford 302 ci V-8 rebuilt in April, 2011 by Center Auto Machine Shop, 10th Avenue, Oakland, Ca.
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.
The car is listed at $61,950.
Thanks to Michael Moore for the heads-up on this one.