Auburn Fall | Lot 2040
1932 Nash Advance Eight Convertible Sedan by Seaman
The Walter Miller Estate
$41,250 USD | Sold
| Auburn, Indiana
3 September 2020
- Offered from The Walter Miller Estate
- 'Kenosha’s Duesenberg;' one of the great unsung Classics
- One of just three known surviving examples
- Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic
While it is Packard, Lincoln, and Duesenberg that often get all the press, other American manufacturers produced superb luxury automobiles during the 1930s.
Among the finest unsung heroes of the era was Wisconsin automaker Nash’s Advanced Eight, the innovative specifications of which included a silky smooth inline eight-cylinder engine with a nine-main-bearing crank, Bohnalite aluminum pistons, and aluminum connecting rods; dual ignition; Timken worm drive rear axle, Gemmer steering box; Bijur automatic chassis lubrication; thermostatically controlled radiator shutters; and Delco adjustable shock absorbers. Luxuriously trimmed, beautifully designed and built bodies, custom-built to individual order, finished off the model that historian David Brownell famously dubbed “Kenosha’s Duesenberg.”
The top-of-the-line 1093 Advanced Eight offered here is one of only three known survivors with this handsome convertible sedan body, built for Nash by the famous Seaman of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It is finished in beige with a brown beltline and a tan convertible top. The Nash rides on wide whitewall tires mounted on orange wire wheels. The exterior features a trunk and covered, dual side-mounted spares. The interior is believed to have been retrimmed at some point, and provides a nice environment for occupants.
A Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic, this Nash Advanced Eight, with its rare Seaman convertible sedan coachwork, is sure to be the talk of any car show or tour.