|Engine:||8 Cylinder , 5300cc|
|Body:||Opera Coupe by Briggs|
|Documents:||NL Road registration|
This impressive Graham Paige is original and untouched, a true survivor.
The designation ‘Opera Coupe’ refers to the unusual seating arrangement. A fixed driver’s seat with a storage compartment behind it, a folding passenger seat and a 2/3rd rear seat for a lady in chic clothing. Of the six LeBaron-style bodies built by Briggs, few had this configuration.
The first owner sold it, with 59,000 miles in 1953, for $150.00. Sixty years and 7,000 miles later, the current owner became the new ‘keeper’. It still has its factory; paint, upholstery, interior window shades, rugs, etc. Even the lighter works!
The powerful and smooth Continental Motor, with 322 cubic inch 120 horsepower straight-eight engine and Warner 4-speed manual transmission. The chassis components include fully hydraulic brakes (recently overhauled), a working Bijur ‘one-shot’ lubrication system, oil filter and leather ‘gaiters’ on the springs.
This unique Graham Paige has won the first prize at the Concours d’Elangance Soestdijk 2019 in the preservation class. And has been exhibited at the prestigious Amelia Island Concours and some carshows in Europe.
The car is in good driving condition and has been used by the current owner for various tours.
The Graham Paige is also eligible for the Mille Miglia.