For Sale: 1948 Nash 2-Dr in Chesapeake, Virginia

Vehicle Description

One of a kind street rod!  1948 Nash, 2-door Sedan – Modified Street Rod.  Exterior is Metallic blue with Grey Interior.  This car is ready to go!!!  A turn-key car and you won’t see another one like it at a car show…   Nicknamed “Nasty Nash” by its owner/builder, Billy Hayes, is based on a 1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Brougham (model # 4873) of which 929 examples were built.  This vehicle was constructed by Billy in 1995-97.  Car has placed First Place and People's Choice in car shows in VA, PA, NC, and OH. 

VIN: RE71205 (verified on body tag/matches owner title).  OTHER DATA/CODES: Cowl Data Plate: Trim T25, Paint QZ, Body 5666, Model 487.

BODY/EXTERIOR:  The top has been chopped 3-1/2” and the body channeled 5”. Other modifications include removal of chrome side trim, frenched headlights, sunken antennas, smoothed firewall, shaved door handles and filled panel seams. There is a scratch on top left fender. Electric door poppers have been installed.

FRAME/SUBSTRUCTURE: 1950 Mercury frame mated with a 1970 Chevy Nova subframe has been lowered 4”, steel frame structure is sound. 

INTERIOR:  Later model split bench seat with two-tone gray cloth upholstery.  The left side seat is power adjustable and the right is manual. Seat belts are installed. The vehicle is equipped with a later model steering column and wheel, painted to match exterior and dashboard. Stock type speedometer with aftermarket auxiliary gauges. Door panels and headliner in very good condition.  An AM/FM cassette radio is installed in the dash along with a CB radio. Has an aftermarket A/C (R134A refrigerant) and heater system.  The fuel filler has been relocated to the trunk. The trunk is finished with two-tone grey fabric.

ENGINE:  A new Holley 4-bbl carburetor was recently installed. The engine has aluminum valve covers and intake manifolds. Exhaust headers are installed and an aluminum  radiator with braided hose covers.

TRANSMISSION/DIFFERENTIAL:  Fully operational GM THM 350 automatic three speed transmission. Column mounted gearshift operates transmission in forward and. reverse gears. Driveshaft operates a straight axle rear end from a 1970 Chevrolet with 10 bolt differential.

SUSPENSION & BRAKES:  Suspension upgraded with front tubular shocks and coil springs and longitudinal rear leaf springs with tubular shocks. Ride height was level with proper suspension geometry. Has a firm brake pedal.

STEERING COMPONENTS: GM power steering.

EXHAUST:  Upgraded dual exhaust system with fiberglass filled mufflers. 

WHEELS/TIRES Overall Very Good Condition. 14” painted wheels with full stainless-steel wheel covers in good condition. Tires are Remington G78-14 bias ply wide whitewalls. 

MAJOR ACCESSORIES/OPTIONS:  A/C, power front driver’s seat, front disc brakes, power steering.

Drive it home today!!!  Get ready for the honks, stares, thumbs up and everyone wanting to talk to you about it.  Vehicle is in Chesapeake, VA and owned by his daughter, Debbie Knapp.  Billy was a Classic car fanatic and built and/or restored over 13 cars.  I am liquidating his estate and this is the last one.  Saved the best for last!  For more information contact Jerry Gower at 757-544-3061.

Vehicle Details

  • 1948 Nash 2-Dr
  • Listing ID:CC-1559107
  • Price:$67,999
  • Location:Chesapeake, Virginia
  • Year:1948
  • Make:Nash
  • Model:2-Dr
  • Exterior Color:Metallic Blue
  • Interior Color:Grey
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:11094
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Very Good
  • Air Conditioning:Yes
  • AM/FM Radio:Yes
  • Cassette:Yes
  • Power Steering:Yes
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive

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