1951 Nash Statesman Super  Chassis no. K487570 Engine no. 35270951

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1951 Nash Statesman Super
Chassis no. K487570 Engine no. 35270951

Sold for US$ 20,900 inc. premium
1951 Nash Statesman Super
Chassis no. K487570
Engine no. 35270951
184ci flathead inline 6-cylinder engine
Carter downdraft carburetor
85bhp at 3,800rpm
3-speed manual transmission
Independent front suspension with semi-floating rear axle and semi-elliptical leaf springs
4-wheel hydraulic drum brakes

*Last year for the Airflyte design
*Outfitted with police livery
*Nicely presented


The Statesman Super

The new-for-1949 Nash Airflyte was a true departure from the look and design of the cars that proceeded it. The risky styling had an appearance all its own with heavily skirted front and rear wheels, an enveloping body, and plenty of interesting touches such as eye-level ‘Uniscope’ gauges (replaced in 1951 with more conventional ‘Pilot Panel’ gauges), a rolltop cover for the radio, and seats that folded flat into a bed. The two main series offered by Nash in 1951 were the top-of-the-line Ambassador and the lower priced Statesman. The Statesman line was further subdivided into the pricier Custom and entry-level Super. Similar in appearance to its bigger brother, the Ambassador had a smaller wheelbase thanks to shorter front clip—but the cabin remained generously proportioned.

The Motorcar Offered

This 1951 Statesman Super Sedan is trimmed in police livery; complete with a growler siren and red police light. One of 52,325 Statesman Super Sedans built in ’51, it is rumored to have started life as a police car, it has since been subject to a repaint in the black and white scheme it carries today and a retrimmed interior. Mechanically the car is nice and original, however.

Currently liveried for the fiction town of Radiator Springs from the Pixar movie Cars, it is sure to bring smiles to the faces of anyone who sees it.
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1951 Nash Statesman Super  Chassis no. K487570 Engine no. 35270951
1951 Nash Statesman Super  Chassis no. K487570 Engine no. 35270951
1951 Nash Statesman Super  Chassis no. K487570 Engine no. 35270951
1951 Nash Statesman Super  Chassis no. K487570 Engine no. 35270951
1951 Nash Statesman Super  Chassis no. K487570 Engine no. 35270951
1951 Nash Statesman Super  Chassis no. K487570 Engine no. 35270951
1951 Nash Statesman Super  Chassis no. K487570 Engine no. 35270951
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