1939 SHARKNOSE GRAHAM COUPE
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Portland, Oregon, United States
Features and Specifications
1939 Other Makes
1939 Supercharged Sharknose Graham Coupe. This car has recently come out of many years of heated dry storage in a museum. Mechanically this car is remarkably original. All of the important parts are there such as the correct motor, transmission and running gear, the correct supercharger, correct lights, bumpers, grille guard and bumper guards, seats and steering wheel, correct speedo and clock, interior and exterior handles, wheels and hubcaps, correct factory fender skirts, and correct exterior â€œArt Decoâ€ trim and hood ornament. The car has a new gas tank and sending unit, new wiring harness, rebuilt carburetor, new battery and wires, completely overhauled original motor, rebuilt clutch, rebuilt supercharger, new fuel pump and brake light switch, stainless steel sleeved wheel cylinders, new brakes, rebuilt water pump, and new kingpins. Close to $20,000 was spent on all of these items alone.The car starts, runs, drives and stops. The impossible to find headlight lenses are in excellent condition. The cast art deco trim pieces are in great condition with no cracks or broken pieces. The correct bumper guards are extremely rare and not many Sharknose cars have the correct ones. Note how the front guards have that swept back shape on the top to match the headlight deco trim. The bumpers and guards have been painted silver by a previous owner as obviously a cheaper way to fix them, but at least the paint has preserved the base metal material and all pieces will chrome plate successfully. It appears to be very rust free. As you may know if you follow these cars the Sharknose body style was made in 1938, 1939 and early 1940 when the Hollywood Graham body style fazed the Sharknose body style out. The underside of the car is wearing just dirty grimy road wear. It is a great restoration prospect or would make an awesome street rod. It has had its share of bumps and grinds over the years, but it is what it is, a very rare art deco car which has very good â€œbonesâ€. More pictures upon request. I will help in making transporting arrangements. Email me with any of your questions.