1923 Nash Type 690 news, pictures, and information
After building a solid reputation as a manufacturer of solid, medium priced automobiles, Nash decided to go 'up market' in 1930 with its 'Twin Ignition Eight' that developed 100 horsepower and rode on 124- and 133-inch wheelbase chassis.
Like many manufacturers faced with plunging sales after the 1929 crash, Nash produced a series of remarkably luxurious cars in an effort to add prestige and promote their brand. The 1930 to 1934 Nash twin-ignition Advanced Eights were the largest Nashes in a period of sumptuous, beautiful styling and boasted lots of special features.
Nash sales passed the 50,000 mark for the first time in 1923. The six cylinder engine displaced 249 cubic-inches and developed 55 horsepower. It was built on a 127-inch wheelbase chassis; two-wheel brakes were still standard.
The 1922 Nash was the first American-built automobile to feature rubber engine mounts. Nash, led by the former General Motors president Charles W. Nash, claimed to manufacture more of its own components than any other American automobile manufacturer.
This vehicle, a five-passenger touring car, was given a restoration that took place almost 40 years ago. It was begun in 1970 and completed in the summer. of 2010. According to the owner, the car required extensive work.
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