Nash Series 980 Convertible Victoria
The 1932 Series 980 competed with the Buick 60 Series in terms of price and power. The Nash, however, weighed 600 pounds less, at 3,275 pounds, giving it better acceleration and handling than its competitor. The year 1932 was tough for most manufacturers, including Charles’ namesake. Remarkably, Nash was the only car company other than GM to turn a profit for the year, earning $1.3 million, or six times that of GM!
The Nash was known for outstanding performance, quality materials, and solid assembly, and this example is no exception. It has been restored in the attractive combination of Dark Green with Black fenders complemented by pale green accents and coachlining, along with whitewall tires on Apple Green wheels. A brown leather interior and tan cloth Victoria roof complete the ensemble. Dual side-mount spare tires are fitted with matching tan cloth covers emblazoned with the Nash emblem, just like those on the wire wheel centers. In addition, the car is fitted with a body-colored accessory trunk.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in July of 2012 at The Inn at St. John's, Plymouth, Michigan.
94 hp, 240 cu. in. twin-ignition OHV straight eight engine, three-speed sliding gear transmission, semi-floating rear axle with semi-elliptic leaf springs in the front and rear, and four-wheel mechanical drum brakes. Wheelbase: 121"
Source: RM Auctions