1933 Graham 8 Sedan - "blue Streak"
The Blue Streak represents an import shift in automotive design history and is significant as one of the best restored examples of this innovative model. When the Blue Streak was released in 1932, the Graham company incorporated streamlined styling by Amos Northup. The laid-back grille, body-colored headlights, wrap around “skirted” fenders, pearl-essence paint and a totally concealed frame, were all elements quickly adopted by other automakers. In 1933, the Blue Streak was touted as, “the most imitated car on the road.” Furthering the important place in history, the Blue Streak was engineered with an innovative banjo-style frame where the axle ran between split frame rails lowering the car’s overall stance and improving its handling characteristics over its contemporaries.
This example owned by the N.B. Center for American Automotive Heritage has been meticulously restored and is one of the best remaining examples of the groundbreaking Graham design. NHVR No. 19 HAER No. PA-654
Paint and exterior
This vehicle is in restored condition. It was repainted in the original Golden Tan "Pearl Essence" color when it was fully restored by The NB Center for American Automotive Heritage.
Upholstery and interior
This vehicle’s interior is in restored condition. It features beige cloth seats. It was reupholstered by the NB center for Automotive Heritage.
Original Engine: Yes
Liquid-cooled, flathead inline-8 cyl/90 hp with 1bbl updraft carburetor, Restored/Rebuilt
This Blue Streak is restored to running condition and is driven often. Its displayed mileage is 97,650 miles.
Wheels and tires
17" painted wood wheels, 6.00/6.50-17 Firestone Deluxe Champion bias-ply tires
Four-wheel manual hydraulic drum brakes
Three-speed manual, with "freewheeling" mechanism, torque tube. Restored/Rebuilt