Graham “Sharknose”

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Image: 1939 newspaper ad from unidentified publication

Graham introduced a dramatically-styled line of cars in 1938 that continued for a few years. The ad above shows quite a few dealers in southern California.

A blogger speculates whether the “Sharknose” car inspired the Batmobile in period comics at http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/was-the-first-batmobile-a-coffin-nosed-cord-or-a-graham-sharknose-part-two/ . Be sure to click on the link to see photos that show the car from a variety of angles. The linked story includes the fascinating history of the company.

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