The 1953 Nash Healey Coupe is truly a rare car, with less than 500 total examples ever built.
The vehicle was built as a collaboration between Donald Healey, of Austin Healey fame, the Nash Car Company, and Italian Carrozzeria Pinin Farina. Nash provided the drive train (engine, overdrive transmission, and rear axle), Healey provided the frame and designed special aluminum heads with dual SU carburetors, and Pinin Farina then hand built each body at their Cambiano, Italy facility. The completed vehicles were then shipped to the US where they were sold throughout the country at selected Nash dealers.
The Nash Healey attained a degree of racing success, including a first in class in 1952 at the Le Mans 24 hour race, and finishing 3rd overall that year.
We have owned our Nash Healey for some 4 years, and have enjoyed every minute of it. We believe we are the 2nd true owners (it did pass briefly through the hands of a California dealer). The first owners operated a Nash dealership, and this car won a national AACA championship several years ago (the bumper badge attesting to that is still affixed).
The interior is pure Italian, and is just virtually flawless. Most all the exterior trim has been rechromed or polished. The engine and transmission perform flawlessly. I have replaced much of the front suspension with new manufactured parts.. specifically, the front spring perches, which are notorious for failure (mine are machined of billet material), and extended caster adjustment arms to make the car handle the way it should have from the factory. All new exhaust system.
More details on the car can be found on my website: www.NashHealeyOwners.com
1953 Nash Healey LeMans Coupe