1953 RoadsterSOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Scottsdale Auctions on January 18 and 19, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 253 CID OHV “Dual Jetfire” Inline 6-Cylinder Engine Dual Side-Draft Carburetors 140 BHP at 4,000 RPM 3-Speed Manual Gearbox with Overdrive 4-Wheel Hydraulic Drum Brakes Independent Front Suspension Live Rear Axle with Semi-Elliptical Leaf Springs About this Car: The elegant curves and deft proportions that Pinin Farina penned for the second-generation body of the Nash-Healey Roadster have only grown more appealing with time, as this arresting example demonstrates. Adding Italian flair to the famed mechanical pairing of Englishman Donald Healey’s chassis, and Kenosha, Wisconsinbased Nash Motors’ “Dual Jetfire” straight-six engine, a race-prepared Nash-Healey took 3rd overall at the 1952 Le Mans, directly challenging more pedigreed race cars. Though this well-restored roadster’s original owner remains unknown, by 1976 the car had come into the care of Warren Dixon III of Michigan. During the mid-1980s, this car was purchased by Richard Nash, an enthusiast residing in Warwick, New York, who enjoyed maintaining original-condition collector cars for occasional use. Eventually choosing to let the roadster go in 1994, Mr. Nash put the car up for sale. It was soon purchased by Jim Williams, the 21-year proprietor of Schettler-Williams, a Jaguar dealership in Salt Lake City, Utah. For many years, Mr. Williams had longed to acquire a Nash-Healey, a model whose driving characteristics he held in the highest regard. When this roadster was delivered to his Salt Lake City home, Mr. Williams deemed it to be in good mechanical condition, but the interior had developed a significant patina that required some attention. The owner then commissioned a thorough interior restoration by local craftsmen, as well as a repaint in red to replace the car’s aging silver finish. With a small amount of mechanical service and detailing, the roadster was soon prepared for the area’s car shows, where it purportedly garnered numerous awards. Acquired in 2012 by the consignor, this car remains in outstanding overall condition. It is accompanied by a Nash manual, a diamond-stitched tonneau, and side window curtains. One of only approximately 402 Pinin Farina-bodied examples and one of far fewer roadster variants, this rare Nash-Healey is eligible for numerous touring events and display in concours, where its capable performance should impress.

Reference Number 206517

as of 2/15/2013

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Car 1953 Roadster
VIN 2416 
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