Lot 3175

Auburn Fall 2018

1941 Graham Hollywood Custom Supercharged Sedan


$60,000 - $70,000 USD | Not Sold

United States Flag | Auburn, Indiana



Identification No.
  • Best in Class, 2017 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s
  • Best Show, 2005 Graham Owners Club Nationals
  • Very late-production example of the famous “Cord Cousin”
  • The only supercharged example in Yosemite Green and Moss Green Iridescent
  • Well-maintained restoration by Weston Restoration of Logan, Utah; recent servicing
  • 124-hp, 217.8-cu. in. supercharged inline six-cylinder engine and three-speed manual transmission

The last stylish gasp of independent Detroit automaker Graham, the Hollywood used the body dies of the 1936–1937 Cord, with redesigned front sheet metal on a new purpose-designed chassis with Graham’s own six-cylinder engine. With the optional supercharged engine, the Hollywood enjoyed the best power-to-weight ratio, 25:1, of any American car of its time, and was favored by Bill France Sr. and other early stock car racers.

Unfortunately, however, the Hollywood could not save Graham. After building 1,859 of the cars over three years, they gave up on the automobile industry and turned instead to real estate.

The supercharged Hollywood Custom offered here, from the collection of an ACD Club member and Cord enthusiast, is the only surviving example finished in this striking original color scheme, Yosemite Green and Moss Green Iridescent. Restored in 2005 for marque specialist Norm Caulfield by Weston Restoration of Logan, Utah, it was judged Best in Class at the 2005 Graham Owners Club Nationals, followed by Best in Class more recently at the 2017 Concours d’Elegance of America at St. John’s. Its ability to consistently win major awards, a decade apart, is tribute to the well-maintained quality of the restoration, which remains “stock” with the exception of a Studebaker radio. The car would be an outstanding counterpoint to a Cord in its new owner’s collection, and is among the finest Hollywoods presently available for sale anywhere.