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|Nash Healey Roadster |
Godin Banks Ltd.
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This is an extremely rare Nash Healey Roadster for restoration, it has come in from the USA and is a great candidate for restoration. We have the US Title and all EU Customs have been paid. IT is ready to restore and then be registered anywhere.
In 1949 a chance meeting between Donald Healey and George Mason, boss of Nash-Kelvinator, resulted in a new US-only model being added to the Warwick-based company’s range - the Nash-Healey. The latter combined Nash’s 234.6ci (3.8-litre) overhead-valve six and three-speed/overdrive gearbox with the chassis of the Healey Silverstone sports-racer.
Crafted in aluminium and featuring a distinctive Nash-style grille, the streamlined body foreshadowed that of the Austin-Healey 100. Despite some notable competition successes - works entries finished 4th at Le Mans and 9th in class at the Mille Miglia in 1950 - sales were disappointing and production ceased in 1951.
Restyled by Pinin Farina, the Nash-Healey re-emerged in 1952 no heavier than before despite its new steel bodywork and soon benefited from a larger (252.6ci, 4.1-litre) and more powerful (140bhp) engine. Racing successes continued, particularly at Le Mans where a Nash-Healey finished 3rd in 1952, beaten only by a brace of Mercedes-Benz 300SL sports prototypes. Capitalising on this achievement, a long-wheelbase fixed-head coupé ‘Le Mans’ model was introduced for 1953. One of the most glamorous sportscars of its day, the Nash-Healey featured in the 1950s TV series Superman and Billy Wilder’s 1954 movie Sabrina, starring Humphrey Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden. Sadly, sales remained below expectations and Nash-Healey production finally ceased in 1954 after 506 cars had been sold.
One of only 402 Pinin Farina-bodied Nash-Healey Roadsters built, chassis number ‘N2395’ was sold new in the USA and comes with an Oklahoma Certificate of Title.
This car comes with many parts as you can see in the photos but it may or not be complete, it is impossible to take an inventory of all the parts with the car, what you see in the photos is what you get with the car.
These are incredibly rare in Europe and this would be a worthwhile project for someone looking for something slightly different!
Sold on the 16.10.2012
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