1953 Nash-Healey Lemans for sale 101282873
1953 Nash-Healey Lemans
For Auction
RM Auctions Inc
(833) 200-7482

1953 Nash-Healey Lemans

Car for sale by RM Auctions Inc in Auburn, Indiana 46706

For Auction

Email Dealer

By using this service you accept the terms of Autotrader Specialty's Visitor Agreement.


Related Articles

Vintage Japanese Cars: Nissan's Online Heritage Collection

If you're a fan of vintage Japanese cars, be sure to check out Nissan's online heritage site. There are tons of vintage Nissan pics and specs going all the way back to the 1920s. Each featured car or truck has relevant specs and a little "detail" tab that gives some background on that specific car.

VW Kombi Van Seeing Resurgence in Popularity

The Volkswagen Kombi van reached iconic status, with even a school lunch box fashioned in its image. During those early years, the Volkswagen Microbus morphed into various forms. From a cargo carrier with no windows behind the driver's seat to a windowed passenger van with three rows of seats, the possibilities seemed endless.


Classic Car Overview

To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys Amelia Island event, 6 - 7 March 2020.
$70,000 - $90,000

  • One of just 62 built for 1953
  • Ingeniously converted to a Hydramatic transmission in-period
  • Fully restored in 1994 and beautifully presented
  • Featuring a one-year-only Pinin Farina design

After a successful series of appearances at Le Mans in the early 1950s, including a 3rd overall finish in 1952, Nash-Healey introduced a road-going Le Mans styled coupe in 1953. Crafted by the legendary Pinin Farina, it was some ten inches longer than their more common roadster counterpart. With a staggering list price of $6,399, nearly $3,000 more than a 1953 Corvette, only 62 were produced that year.

The stunning example offered here was the fifth of the 62 Le Mans coupes produced in 1953, of which only around 30 are known to have survived. Incredibly, the ownership history is known and documented back to its first owner, Glen Sheppard, who was the head of a Cadillac agency in Northern California. Not long after taking delivery, Sheppard performed an ingenious conversion to enhance drivability, replacing the original three-speed manual transmission with a floor-shift Hydramatic, a conversion which it retains to this day. Powered by a 252-cubic-inch inline six-cylinder engine with a high-compression aluminum head and dual SU carbs, this Le Mans coupe is a unique and enjoyable automobile to drive on the open road.

Having spent most of its life on the West Coast, the car was fully restored in 1994 with great attention paid to detail, such as perfectly replicating the leather to original specification. The Nash-Healey still shows well today and is fully sorted, having traveled over 3,800 miles since the restoration, with the current owner proclaiming it a fantastic driver. Offered with a full complement of original service manuals and factory sales brochure, this rare and exciting offering will make an ideal addition to any serious collection of unique and unusual sports cars.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/am20.

Show More Show Less

Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Import Classics
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
  • Engine
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

Classic Car Buyer's Tools

Shipping & Transport

Immediately receive a quote to get your new classic car delivered right to your driveway from Autotrader’s trusted Classic Transport Partner ShipYourCarNow. Click Now!


Get THE LOWEST MONTHLY PAYMENTS! We are a nationwide collector car finance company with over a decade of experience serving our clients. Give us a call today at (800) 717-5180 Apply now

Appraisals & Inspections

For the latest and most reliable Classic and Collectible Car prices, values, production numbers and local car clubs, always trust NADAguides.com. Get more info


Considering buying a new classic? Get a quote before you buy. Agreed value, lowest rates. Go with Grundy Insurance, www.Grundy.com or 888-647-8636 Get Quotes Now

Suspect Fraud? Report it
We use cookies and browser activity to improve your experience, personalize content and ads, and analyze how our sites are used. For more information on how we collect and use this information, please review our Privacy Policy. California consumers may exercise their CCPA rights here.