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Deviations are noted on cars R100586 and R100591 – these cars have body numbers that are three numbers “off” from
the linear progression. Skylarks with serial numbers R100557, R100678 and R100679 have body numbers that are only
one number “off” the linear progression. Finally, cars with serial numbers R100639 and R100666 have body numbers
that correspond to the linear progression. The obvious conclusion is that while the majority of Group 1 cars have serial
numbers and body numbers that show a linear relationship, that relationship does “wander” a bit, indicating the
“informality” of this relationship and the less than strict management of the assembly line at Graham-Paige while building
Skylarks. In any event, the highest known body number for these cars is 680-148 on the car with serial number
R100679, indicating that there were not significantly more than 148 cars in the Group 1 and Group 3 combined. This is
further supported by the fact that the lowest known serial number on Group 2 car is R100690. The estimate of 148 cars
in Groups 1 and 3 could be as many as 10 cars low, but without further cars to examine in this range, the number can
only be estimated. It is obvious, however, that the Group 2 cars were the last Skylarks build by Graham-Paige.
While Graham-Paige listed the color code and engine numbers on the Hollywood serial number plates, no such
information was ever listed on Skylark serial number plates. As there is no information to the contrary, it can be
assumed that the colors offered by Graham-Paige for the Hollywood line were the same colors offered for Graham-
Paige built Skylarks.