Rare and beautiful 1927 Dodge Graham Brothers Model 452SV Screen Canopy Truck for sale. This California truck has documentation tracing it's ownership all the way back to 1952. It's frame-off restoration began in 1997 and continued until completion in 2012. It has new oak wood in cab, top, slats and bed, all new side panel, sheet metal and tailgate. New short grain top covering, upholstery and kick panels. New Firestone tires with tubes. Finished in the correct and classic Washington blue body with cream accents as originally delivered with factory Black fenders, apron and 21 inch painted spoke wheels in excellent, restored condition. Motor may have been rebuilt at some point but we're not clear on this. It does runs well with plenty of power and sounds healthy. The mechanical brakes are in excellent condition and the cone clutch works as it was designed to. All wiring was replaced during the restoration.
After successful involvement in a glass manufacturing company brothers Joseph, Robert and Ray Graham began in 1919 producing kits to modify Ford Model Ts and TTs into trucks. That led to the brothers building their trucks using engines of various manufacturers and the Graham Brothers brand. Eventually they settled on Dodge engines, and soon the trucks were sold by Dodge dealers. The Grahams expanded from beginnings in Evansville, Indiana, opening plants in 1922 in Detroit and in 1925 in Stockton, California. Dodge purchased the Graham Brothers truck firm in 1925, and the three Graham brothers took on executive positions at Dodge. The Graham Brothers brand lasted until 1929. Chrysler Corporation took over Dodge in 1928.
This is a rare example with only a few known of this year and model left in existence. A great iconic truck to add to any collection. Reasonable offers welcomed.
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