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1952 Nash Healy Cabriolet Pininfarina -fist post war sports car. Rare Las Vegas

52,640 MILEAGE
Convertible BODY TYPE
V8 ENGINE
Manual TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

Description:

1952 Nash Cabriolet "America's first post-war sports car"

Vehicle Overview 1952 Nash Healy
For 1952, Nash commissioned Italian designerPinin Farinato revise Healey's original body design. One objective was to make the sports car more similar to the rest of Nash's models. The front received a new grille incorporating inboard headlights. The sides now featured a distinct fender character lines ending with smalltailfinsin the rear. A curved windshield replaced the previous two-piece flat windshield. The restyled car appeared at that year'sChicago 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 PininfarinainTurinbuilt 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 252cuin (4.1L) with American-made twin Carters producing 140hp (104kW; 142PS).
Shipping costs were considerable: FromKenosha, Wisconsinthe Nash engines and drivelines went to England for installation in the Healey-fabricated frames. Healey then sent the rolling chassis to Italy, where Pininfarina's craftsmen fashioned the bodywork and assembled the finished product. Finally Farina exported the cars to America. The result was a $5,908sticker pricein 1953, while the new Chevrolet Corvette was $3,513.
Points of interest:
  • This is car number 139 of 518 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.
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Features:

Item location:Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
VIN:NHA1139
Year:1952
Mileage:52,640
Make:Nash
Model:Cabriolet
SubModel:"America's first post-war sports car"
Type:Convertible
Trim:"America's first post-war sports car"
Doors:2
Color:Dark Grey
Interior color:Black
Cylinders:8
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Manual
Vehicle Title:Clear