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1947 Nash 600 Super 4dr Brougham Trunkback Saloon

MAKENash
MODEL600 Super Brougham Trunkback Saloon
REGISTRATIONVSJ 290
ENGINE SIZE2300
TRANSMISSIONManual
MILEAGE79,904
YEAR OF MANUFACTURE1947
CURRENT V5
COLOURYellow
INTERIOROchre Leather

1947 Nash 600 Super 4dr Brougham Trunkback Saloon

  • One family ownership from new until 2000
  • One owner since then
  • 79,904 miles
  • Understood to be the only 1947 Nash 600 of its type in the UK
  • Cosmetically and mechanically refurbished
  • A rare and historically significant motor car
  • Show winning car
  • Please scroll down the page past the video to see the bidding and to read a full description for this lot

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Description

  • One family ownership from new until 2000
  • One owner since then
  • 79,904 miles
  • Understood to be the only 1947 Nash 600 of its type in the UK
  • Cosmetically and mechanically refurbished
  • A rare and historically significant motor car
  • Show winning car

The first Nash model was launched in 1917 and from then until its disappearance in 1954, the manufacturer was at the forefront of automotive advancements.   Of particular historical importance was Nash’s development of the unitary body construction (unibody) now widely used in modern vehicles.  In 1938 Nash designed the unique heating and ventilation system Nash Weathereye, later copied by Cadillac.  In 1947 the 600 was so called because its performance gave 600 miles from a tank of fuel.

On top of that, this is a stonkingly good looking car that’s in incredible order.

History and background

  • The Nash 600 comes with a huge history file
  • It includes modern and historic paperwork
  • The car was supplied new in June 1947 by Marshall Nash of Missouri
  • The local Missouri resident kept the Nash with her and family until 2000
  • It was imported into the UK in 2000
  • The current owner has used, enjoyed, maintained, and improved this Nash 600 for the last 22 years

Inside

Take hold of the bright chrome door handle, with an easy twist, it opens up. Your senses are invaded. A vast interior, with broad box pleated, ochre leather piped in red, a three-dimensional fascia, and an intriguing instrument pod warmly welcome you inside.

Step over a broad sill, ease into the wonderful bench seat . Insert the key past the original steering  wheel and into the ignition. Turn the key, step on the clutch pedal and this iconic mid-century motor car hums into life. You are instantly transported to motoring’s most romantic eras.

  • The Nash 600 has had an interior restoration, but cleverly, it retains a very original atmosphere
  • The interior has been fully reupholstered in ochre leather
  • The big bench seats front and rear remain
  • New bespoke carpets have been made in dark brown and are in excellent condition with thoughtful inset heel protectors
  • The matching ochre leather door cards are in equally excellent condition
  • The new headlining has been made using Rolls Royce fabric
  • A Nash branded torch is mounted on the column
  • A Period 1950s temperature gauge in a machined mount
  • Originally fitted Nash Weathereye system
  • Original rear clip in window blinds (the original box is retained)
  • Original Motorola radio
  • Original dash mounted clock

There is so much to appreciate. Please take a good look through and enjoy the Image Gallery and ensure that you also watch the very detailed 8 minute walkround video that our vendor has kindly provided.

The dashboard is an example of late 1940’s style and elegance. The unique stylised gauges set within machine finished bright metalwork look amazing. The original push button radio has been professionally converted to modern use by Tadpole Radios. It works as a button operated radio but additionally it has Bluetooth capability to connect to any device.   The original radio valves and other parts removed have been retained and are supplied with the vehicle.

 Outside

This award winning Nash 600 is a visibly impressive sight.

  • Vibrant yellow paintwork in a deep, lustrous condition
  • Professionally repainted in around 2014
  • All rubbers replaced
  • Period-correct Firestone white-wall tyres
  • Nash dealership number plate topper
  • Original Nash hub caps
  • New glass all round, including two-piece windscreen

The copious amounts of chrome on this Nash appear to be in faultless, bright and shiny condition throughout

The various lights, badges, door handles are all in excellent condition. A lovely Unity spotlight is mounted on the driver’s side and is operated from inside

The wheels are dressed-up with original chromed Nash hubcaps and additional factory fitted white tin walls, designed by Nash in the absence of white rubber after the war. A large, colour coded visor is fitted above the windscreen.

The chromed bonnet mascot is allegedly based on the wife of the Nash chief executive of the time! We’ve not met her so don’t judge us.

The vendor collected and fitted many period correct and genuine Nash accessories. The result makes for a truly unique car that has to be seen to be believed.

Mechanicals

The Nash 600 is fitted with a 2.8-litre flat head straight six engine which was in widespread use during that period. It produced a commendable 82bhp. The drive is provided via a three speed manual, column change gearbox.

However, the engine did not escape our vendor’s attention. It has had:

  • A full machine shop engine rebuild 10,000 miles ago
  • Crank and cam regrind
  • Cylinders bored out
  • New bearings, pistons & gaskets
  • Electronic ignition
  • Auxiliary cooling fan
  • Electric water pump
  • Optima battery
  • Auxiliary electric fuel pump
  • 6 volt alternator
  • Petrol tank stripped and relined
  • Rebuilt clutch flywheel assembly

We’re advised the result is a great running and performing car. The paperwork confirms that this Nash 600 has been properly cared for too, with records to support it.

The careful ownership of the Nash and original mileage we are told has resulted in a useable and reliable classic.

Additional information

As if you needed any more!

  • A detailed history board
  • Numerous, cups and rosettes from classic car events
  • A host of memorabilia collected over many years
  • Original paperwork and receipts
  • Books and manuals
  • A boot box, accessories, assorted spares, wedding paraphernalia
  • A full photographic history of the car since 2000

Our view

Where do we start. Reliably, we are told this is the only 1947 Nash 600 Super Brougham Saloon in the country. An amazing car with only two owners from new.

A car that is awash with fascinating period details and a myriad of genuine Nash accessories and extras.

A car that has some mildly significant historical importance with a good document record set a very reasonable Reserve.  Finished in ‘Pace Car Yellow’ as a nod to the Nash’s Indianapolis 500 pace car in 1947.

All that makes this an attractive classic car to a whole range of the market; investors, collectors, film sets, ‘occasion’ or promo cars. Or best of all, just to enjoy and swan around in for a great price.

We often hear talk of ‘one-off’ cars. Do they get more one-off than the only one in the country? We don’t think so!

Scarcity, provenance, price and condition. Don’t miss this.

Vehicle Location: Bedfordshire MK43 – it’s the responsibility of the winning bidder to make collection / transportation arrangements directly with the vendor.

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Bidder Bid amount Bid time
r*****r £10,500.00 2022-10-20 07:43:01
j*****************************m £8,500.00 2022-10-20 13:45:28
j*****************************m £4,500.00 2022-10-20 09:19:12
r*****r £2,500.00 2022-10-19 19:22:15
Start auction £2,500.00 06/10/2022 11:00 PM

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