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1938 Nash LaFayette

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Nash produced automobiles in the United States from 1916 to 1937. 2017 marks the 100th Anniversary of the Nash Motor Company. What many don't known is that Nash Motors was founded by former General Motors president Charles W. Nash who acquired the Thomas B. Jeffery Company. Jeffery's best-known automobile was the Rambler, who mass produced automobiles dating back to 1902 from a plant located in Kenosha, Wisconsin. From 1937 to 1954, Nash Motors was actually the automotive division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation. Nash production would also continue from 1954 to 1957 after the creation of the American Motors Corporation.

Nash was responsible for some exceptionally important innovations; in 1938 they debuted the heating and ventilation system which is still used to this day. They also pioneered unibody construction in 1941, seat belts in 1950, and one of the first American built compact cars in 1950.

The owner of this 1938 Lafayette found this car offered for sale in Oregon in an issue of the NCCA Marketplace. He had restored several 1940's and 1950's vintage cars and decided to try his hand with something from the 1930s. The restoration would become a family project, with the owner's brother assisting on the exterior while his sister handled upholstery and interior trim duties.

When purchased, this car came with the original title and the envelope it came in. The owner history is known, and the car spent nearly all of its life in Oregon until changing hands in 2007.

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Recent Sales of the Nash LaFayette

(Data based on Model Year 1938 sales)
1938 NASH LAFAYETTE CUSTOM SEDAN
Sold for USD$33,000
  2007 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2007
 

Nash LaFayettes That Failed To Sell At Auction

1938 Nash LaFayette's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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1938 Nash Lafayette 4D 2015 Collector Car Productions Maple City Classic Car   

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1938 Nash LaFayette Profiles

1938 Nash LaFayette vehicle information
Sedan
Coachwork: Seaman