1938 Graham Model 97 | Mothers Shine Awards

“Sharknose”
1938 Graham Model 97 

Owners/Builder: Michael & Pat Markin, Eau Claire, WI 

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Paint: PPG Bordeaux Reserve, painted by L’Cars in Wisconsin.

Engine/Drivetrain: Aluminum big block Chevy 540, 700 R4 transmission, custom Evod wheels, wrapped in BF Goodrich tires, Kugel Komponents, independent rear suspension.

Highlights: Started as 4-door sedan and modified to 2-door coupe, redesigned front grill, trim and bezel, pancaked the hood, rebuilt the rear end including a ’37 Chevy trunk lid, interior by John Olson at Handcrafted in Minnesota, custom-dyed Garrett leather, Douglas carpet, hand-built aluminum panels and trim, all brightwok done by Advanced Plating, 6 year art deco-inspiration build with help from lots of talented friends.