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Nash Advanced Six Roadster

  • Location: Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Make: Nash
  • Model: Advanced
  • SubModel: 166 Series
  • Type: Roadster
  • Trim: "Sport"
  • Year: 1925
  • Mileage: 49033
  • VIN: 336287
  • Color: Orange/Dark Brown
  • Engine size: OHV Six Cylinder
  • Number of cylinders: Six
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 3-Speed Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: "Oxblood"
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Safety options: Four-Wheel Brakes, Bumpers
  • Options: Built-in Trunk, Convertible
  • Vehicle Title: Clean

1925 Nash Advanced "Sport" Description

This is an older restoration of a complete, original, 1925 Nash Advanced Six, Two-Passenger Roadster. This was NOT an old "field hulk" that sat, and had to be dug out of the dirt. It was purchased from a person whose relative had owned it since the 1940s, and had the restoration done sometime in the 1990s.

Car is from Nash's largest series for 1925, the Advanced Six. Features include 248.9 cu. in., 60 hp, 6-cylinder, OHV engine, 3-speed manual transmission, 4-wheel drum brakes, 121-inch wheelbase, 21-inch, Budd-Michelin, steel disc wheels, Hotchkiss-type drive (open driveshaft, no torque-tube), 4.50:1 rear gear ratio. Curb weight: 3,320 lbs.

What was done:
  • Full rebuild of engine, transmission, rear end, brakes, steering, chassis and suspension
  • Body and all sheet metal were stripped of all paint and rust. It's all original steel, and all of the lines and contours are crisp and well-defined, with NO waves or ripples anywhere, as evidenced in the pictures. Only the side aprons (the long panels just above the running boards) were replaced with exact duplicates in correct gauge steel. All bright work was re-chromed to a sparkling finish. (In some of the pictures, the "white spots" that appear on the rear deck and fenders are reflections of the spotlight on the garage. Also, the paint appears "faded" in some of the views; it is not. The light conditions were unusual on the overcast day when I took the pictures.)
  • The wood framing was replaced were needed, and all floor boards are new
  • The windshield was replaced with SAFETY GLASS
The following parts and supplies (partial list) are included:
  • Two complete sets of headlamps with additional spare parts, complete tail lamp with "NASH" logo lens, and mounting bracket
  • NOS distributor cap, rotor and condenser, new RI Wiring, repro #00 gauge battery cables with terminals and lugs installed, new RI Wiring, armored cable wiring in proper, assorted gauges, new stainless steel tubing for fuel lines, used, correct Delco ignition coil
  • Four restored NASH hubcaps
  • Le Baron-Bonney seat springs and upholstery kit, with additional yardage for door panels and trim
  • Many other additional new and used items
  • Nash Master Parts List, 1925-'32 (parts catalog) and 1924 book with parts code cross-reference, CDs of an unrestored '26 model and another '26 undergoing restoration, for reference (several hundred images)
  • Restored/rebuilt vacuum tank (@cost of $400. in 2006)
  • A rare, Elgin wind-up clock, factory-correct for this car (and in fine working condition!) and rarely-found, correct Nash screw-on, cast aluminum fuel cap
Things that need to be done to finish the car:
  • New canvas material for the folding top
  • Fuel tank cleaned/reconditioned (it was done once, but not properly).
  • The dash gauges will probably need repair, or at least some re-assembly
  • Installation of the above-mentioned parts
  • Re-installation of floor and trunk boards (removed for access to fuel tank and wiring
  • Some details on the car were not 100% correct when I bought it, and I fixed most, but a few remain and are easily correctable
I have had this car for nearly 17 years and hate the thought of seeing it go, but I have not been able to do as much of the work on it that I would like, due to the garage not being large enough. There is little chance the car will ever be finished by me at this point, although someone easily could, under the right conditions. I have the valid MA title in my name. Everything I have, related to this car, will go with it.

Compare this car with anything similar, at this price, and what it costs just to restore a car these days. See what even a rusty '20s-'30s sedan is priced at today.

Please be sure you have the necessary funds, and will be able to make timely arrangements to ship the car, before you bid. Car will be picked up by the buyer at my location, regardless of its final destination (please see shipping and checkout details).

I will be glad to answer any questions you may have @ 774-329-3526. Thanks, Thom.