A Paige From Time: 1935 Graham-Paige Model 73

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Stored for many years, this lovely Graham-Paige Model 73 is in nice original condition. Its history is a little vague, but it is claimed it was repainted in the 1960’s and was stored for a long time until purchased in 2005, then again stored until now. Being solid and original, we think this Graham would make an excellent project to make into a driver again. With an opening bid of $500 with a reserve, we wonder what this Graham will sell for. Thanks to our reader Jay M for the submission! Find it here on eBay out of Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

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The 224 cubic inch inline 6 develops 85 horsepower and is backed by a 3 speed manual transmission. The engine and compartment look pretty clean. It is difficult to tell if the engine area has been touched up. Either way, this Graham looks clean and we certainly hope the engine is free so it could be a driver again.

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Sporting rear suicide doors, this Graham is cool and is a nice survivor. The door panels looks to have a little water staining, but the rest of the interior is very nice. The dash and steering wheel are very nice. The door jams were painted with the last paint job. The body of this Graham looks rot free from what we can see of the photos. The trunk space and the edges of the trunk look to possibly wear some light rust, but that could easily be arrested. The current shade of paint isn’t off putting, and the chrome and trim looks to have been removed for the job. The chrome trim needs some attention, perhaps the trim could be better revived from what they appear as of now. The image of the body tag shows a warm tan color, so we assume that to be the original color of this Graham.

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The high cut front fenders and the nicely shaped front bumpers with the narrow grill gives a very cool appearance to this Graham-Paige Model 73. We think this would be a great car to give a drivers restoration. Also, being remarkably solid, this would be a great car to restore as well.  What would you do with this Graham, and what do you think it will sell for?

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Comments

  1. grant

    I love it. The color may not be original but they did it right, the jambs and the edges of the doors look great, and it’s 50+ years old so it has the right weathered look to it. There may be a little tan showing around the upper edges of the door frames, but who cares? Get it for around 5k and cruise it in nice weather while you spiff it up. This is cool, thanks for posting it.

  2. Fred W.

    According to Wikipedia, the company started in Evansville IN which I visited yesterday. Kaiser Frazer acquired the G-P assets in 1947 to start that company. Used to own a K-F so the engine looks familiar. If someone wants a car they won’t see at every show, this is it! Wonder if the grill shell was originally chrome?

  3. Jim Mc

    Three windows on each side, an American saloon!
    Love these orphans. Not a sharknose, but I wouldn’t kick it outta the garage for eatin’ crackers.

  4. Jay M

    Years ago, while working in northern Alberta, I used to drive by a farm where there were several of these parked. One day I saw someone on a tractor, so I stopped to ask about them.
    An older gentleman in his 80’s -who also had 2 supercharged ones in his barn. He even started one up for me, a rhythmic mechanical symphony that you could listen to all day. The supercharged cars are pure art.

    None were for sale, as he was going to restore them all “one day”

  5. Old Ed

    Found this old Ad. Doesn’t mention ‘model 73’, but gives a range of prices for some of their models.

  6. cyclemikey

    Could anyone explain to me why somebody would thumbs-down the comments by Fred W., Jay M., and Old Ed? I don’t get the motivation. Trolls?

    • Loco Mikado

      I was wondering the same thing. Who knows about people today?

    • Uberladen 69

      It’s because it’s hard to hit the correct button because they are toooo damn close together, especially on a smartphone.
      Plz update BF

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