1952 Nash-Healey Other Nash-Healey Models
Car for sale by Celebrity Cars Las Vegas in Las Vegas, Nevada 89139
From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
Classic Car Overview
For 1952, Nash commissioned Italian designer Pinin Farina to revise Healeys original body design. One objective was to make the sports car more similar to the rest of Nashs models. The front received a new grille incorporating inboard headlights. The sides now featured a distinct fender character lines ending with small tailfins in the rear. A curved windshield replaced the previous two-piece flat windshield. The restyled car appeared at that years Chicago Auto Show. (The Nash Ambassador and Statesman models adopted a Nash-Healey-inspired grille with inboard headlights for 1955, and advertising featured the new Nash with a Nash-Healey in the background to show the obvious similarity.)
Carrozzeria Pininfarina in Turin built the bodies which, save for aluminum hood, trunk lid and dashboard, were now all steel. The aluminum panels, plus careful engineering, reduced curb weight. The Nash engine was now the 252 cu in (4.1 L) with American-made twin SU Carbs producing 140 hp (104 kW; 142 PS).
Shipping costs were considerable: From Kenosha, Wisconsin the Nash engines and drivelines went to England for installation in the Healey-fabricated frames. Healey then sent the rolling chassis to Italy, where Pininfarinas craftsmen fashioned the bodywork and assembled the finished product. Finally Farina exported the cars to America. The result was a $5,908 sticker price in 1953, while the new Chevrolet Corvette was $3,513.
Points of interest: This is car number 139 of 506 total made. Matching numbers: Engine # 1139, Chassis #2226, Body #11830 Overdrive car Orginal Color was red New carpet and top were installed in april of 2018. Some transmission work done in 2018 as well. Runs and drives nicely. The paint has some blemishes and cracking as it is an older restoration. Feel free to call with any questions. We welcome 3rd party inspections or give us a call to come in and see the car in our showroom.
Classic Car ID101032787
Exterior ColorDark Grey
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