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1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina LeMans Hardtop / 3072 Vehicle Information

1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina photograph

1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina photograph

1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina photograph

1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina photograph

1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina
Sold for $126,500 at 2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions.
Sold for $77,500 at 2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey.
There was a new breed of vehicles capturing America's interest in the post-WWII era, and that was the sports cars. MG followed by Jaguar, Fiat, Mercedes-Benz and many others soon capitalized on this new desire. American automakers soon realized that this fad was here-to-stay, and began to design their owner interpretation of the sports car. Near the close of 1949, Nash's George Mason met Donald Healey; Healey was producing sports cars but was seeking a source to supply the engines. Soon, a prototype two-seater Nash Healey was shown at to the public at the London and Paris Auto Shows in 1950. The alloy body had been created by Panelcraft of England, and the chassis by Healey. Under the bonnet was a modified Nash Ambassador six-cylinder engine with a hotter camshaft, higher compression, and an aluminum head. It was fitted with dual SU carburetors with many of the mechanical components courtesy of Nash's Airflyte sedan.

The Nash Healey made its US debut at the 1951 Chicago Auto Show and soon after, sales began. It was not long before the cars were entered in competition. At the 1951 Mille Miglia, a specially-prepared car with a special body and a Lemans Dual Jetfire Ambassador Six engine finished ninth overall. At the 24 Hours of LeMans, it finished fourth overall. The following year, an open-bodied Nash Healey finished third overall and second in the Index of Performance.

In 1952, Pinin Farina re-styled the Nash Healey Roadster giving it a more curvaceous appearance. The aluminum body was replaced by steel and a larger Nash engine with twin carburetors replaced the old powerplant. The engines and mechanical components were shipped to Healey, who assembled the rolling chassis and sent it to Pinin Farina who added the body and finished the car.

In 1953, a closed coupe bodystyle joined the lineup. The LeMans Coupe bodystyle had a six-inch longer wheelbase than the roadster. It had a steel top and rear quarter windows. Standard equipment included leather upholstery, a tachometer, full wheel covers, cigar lighter and ashtray, and wide whitewall tires. The 1953 and 1954 Coupe versions are easily identified by their back windows. The 1953 version had a one-piece window while the 1954 coupe versions had a less-expensive three-piece window.

Production totals after four years amassed just 506 units.

This 1953 Nash-Healey LeMans Coupe has had a complete professional restoration. There is a black exterior with a chestnut interior with Wilton wool carpeting. It rides on chrome wire wheels, wide whitewall tires, and has the factory-correct aluminum cylinder head, as opposed to the cast iron head that many Nash Healeys have since been fitted with.

In 2008, this 1953 LeMans Coupe was offered for sale at the 'Sports & Classics of Monterey' presented by RM Auctions where it was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $125,000. It was offered without reserve. The lot was sold for $126,500, including buyer's premium.

In 2010, the car returned to the Sports & Classics of Monterey, again under the care of RM Auctions. It was estimated to sell for $100,000 - $125,000. As bidding came to close, the car had been sold for the sum of $77,500 inclusive of buyer's premium.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2010


2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $100,000-USD $125,000 
Sale Price :
USD $77,500

2008 Sports & Classics of Monterey by RM Auctions

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $100,000-USD $125,000 
Sale Price :
USD $126,500

1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1953 sales)
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 2367
Sold for USD$137,200
  2020 RM Sothebys : The Elkhart Collection
 
1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 3004
Sold for USD$89,600
  2020 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina image  1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina image  
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 2327
Sold for USD$121,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Fort Lauderdale
 
1953 Nash Healey Lemans Coupe
Sold for USD$81,400
  2019 Mecum : Kissimmee
 
1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe
Sold for USD$74,250
  2018 Mecum : Kansas City
 
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster by Pinin Farina
Chassis#: 2416
Sold for USD$71,409
  2017 RM Sothebys : London
 
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster
Sold for USD$108,900
  2017 Auctions America : Auburn Spring
 
1953 Nash-Healey Sports Roadster
Chassis#: 2347
Sold for USD$71,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Hershey
1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina image  
1953 Nash-Healey LeMans Coupe
Sold for USD$42,900
  2013 Auctions America - Auburn Spring
 
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster
Chassis#: 2416
Sold for USD$115,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 
1953 Nash-Healey LeMans Roadster
Sold for USD$71,250
  2012 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic Auction
 
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster
Chassis#: N2386
Sold for USD$93,500
  2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla
1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina image  1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina image  
1953 Nash Healey
Sold for USD$80,000
  2012 Mecum Auctions - Kissimmee Florida
 
1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe
Chassis#: 3002
Sold for USD$38,500
  2012 Russo and Steele - Scottsdale
 
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster
Chassis#: 11867
Sold for USD$71,500
  2012 RM-Automobiles of Arizona
 
1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe
Chassis#: NAS300253
Sold for USD$56,175
  2011 Russo and Steele - Monterey Auction
 
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster
Chassis#: 2330
Sold for USD$143,000
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina image  1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina image  
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster
Chassis#: NHA1386
Sold for USD$77,000
  2011 Automobiles of Arizona by RM Auctions
 
1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe
Chassis#: 3072
Sold for USD$77,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Sports & Classics of Monterey
1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina image  1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina image  
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster
Chassis#: N-2447
Sold for USD$56,160
  2010 Bonhams - Greenwich Concours d'Elegance-Collectors' Motorcars
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans Coupe 2018 Mecum : Dallas$60,000  
1953 Nash-Healey Le Mans CoupeNHA12752018 Mecum : Monterey$70,000$75,000$125,000
1953 Nash Healey Lemans Coupe 252/151 HP, 3-Speed 2013 Mecum Dan Mecum's 26th Spring Classic   
1953 Nash-Healey LeMans Coupe 2012 Auctions America Auburn Fall$27,500  
1953 Nash-Healey LeMans Coupe 2012 Auctions America Auburn Spring$38,000  
1953 Nash Healey Roadster 2011 Mecum Auctions Monterey, CA The Daytime Auction$100,000  
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster23592010 Gooding and Company Pebble Beach Auctions $250,000$325,000
1953 Nash-Healey Roadster23592010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction $250,000$325,000
1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina23212008 Gooding & Company $200,000$250,000
1953 Nash-Healey RoadsterN-24472008 Bonhams The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance $75,000$85,000
1953 Nash Healey Convertible 2008 Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic Auction$90,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Nash Healey LeMans
1951 Roadster
Chassis Num: N2001
Engine Num: NHA-1001
Chassis information for the Nash Healey LeMans
1951 Roadster
Chassis Num: N2041
Engine Num: NHA1044

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Hardtop
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Hardtop
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Hardtop
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 12486
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Hardtop
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 13557
Engine Num: NHA 11286

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 2321
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 2330

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 2347
Engine Num: NHA 1362
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Hardtop
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3004
Engine Num: LMA277104

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Hardtop
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3072
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: 3142
Engine Num: NHA 1499

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: N2360
Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Roadster
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: N2386

Chassis information for the Nash Healey Pininfarina
1953 LeMans Hardtop
Coachbuilder: Pininfarina
Chassis Num: NHA1275

1953 Nash Healey Pininfarina

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