1931 Nash Roadster
1931 Nash Roadster Street Rod
Nash's slogan from the late 1920's and 1930's was "Give the customer more than he has paid for" and the cars lived up to it. Innovations included a straight-eight engine with overhead valves, twin spark plugs, and nine crankshaft bearings in 1930. The 1932 Ambassador Eight had synchromesh transmissions and free wheeling, automatic centralized chassis lubrication, a worm-drive rear end, and its suspension was adjustable inside the car. A long-time proponent of automotive safety, Nash was among the early mid- and low-priced cars to offer four-wheel brakes. The Nash was a success among consumers that meant for the company "selling for a long time has been 100% a production problem... month after month all the cars that could be produced were sold before they left the factory floor."
For sale, a coupe turned hotrod with an all steel body. Customize the interior and you are now ready to turn the key and slip on down to the local drive in. Oh, and did I mention you are going to turn a few heads on the way.
All steel with a glasslike paint job in hot rod red, what else? The panels are very straight, and the fenders that undulate down the sides of this car are just as curvaceous. Adding some depth are blue to yellow to white hot flames that lick rearward from the front fenders, and on the door sides. The small bits of chrome that adorn this car are in excellent condition, as is the black canvas convertible top. There are window side curtains that can be attached and will accompany this car with its sale. Just the hood with no side panels so we can feast our eyes on the beefy mill, that can be illuminated with the neon lighting that is under the all steel hood. A top and bottom chromed radiator has stainless steel rods fabricated for the front grille of this rad rod.
A swing of the door reveals a nice brown/gray vertical tufted tweed cloth bench seat. This sits on a small lake of carpeting, which shows some staining and fading. Above the carpet is a newly fabricated dash, which features the red from the exterior carried inside, and a custom walnut wood gauge cluster that houses gold bezeled VDO gauges with vintage type font in black, and a cream background. An aftermarket AM/FM/Cassette is housed in the former glove box space. Fronting the dash is a red tilt wheel steering column, topped by a wood wheel. The interior follows the saying…keep it simple.
Making itself known under the hood with no side panels, is a LT1 350ci Chevrolet V8, with a 350 Turbo automatic transmission attached to the back. Also, consigner states that a 3.88 Camaro rear has been bolted on.
Looking underneath, it looks like it just drove off the showroom floor. Everything has been updated and not used an awful lot since the initial build.
A nicely done project to take a popular car from the 30's and spice it up just a little. Of course, with the mill insertion that is a bit of an understatement. Definitely classic old school hot rodding with the licking flames, big engine, and simple interior. Need to give a shout out to the nice big rear wheels that look like knockoffs, and then the smaller fronts, which shine like new. This nifty Nash hot rod is worth a look!
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 300 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.