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1931 Nash Series 890 Victoria - Twin Ignition 8 Cylinder

For sale: 1931 Nash Series 890

Technical specifications

Item location:
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
Series 890
Engine size:
8 Cylinder
Number of cylinders:
Drive type:
Dual Sidemount
Vehicle Title:
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1931 Nash Large Series Victoria

Complete a Quality Restoration

While this restoration was underway the restorer passed away. We've been asked to sell it for the family.

We're proud to sell this vehicle as it is mechanically complete and in good, operable condition. No parts, other than minor accessories, would be needed to finish this car.

Therestoration work thus far has been of a very high quality and includes:

  • A completely overhauled engine
  • Chrome in very nice condition
  • Body work that is now ready for block sanding and paint.
  • Half-complete interior (see photos). The door panels need to be finished as well as the carpeting.
  • Finished rims
  • High-quality Lester tires
  • Chromed split rims
  • New hubcaps
This car represents a great opportunity to own a rare classic if you are able to finish it. We view this as the perfect father-and-son project.

About the Nash Series 890 Victoria

Nash's slogan from the late 1920s and 1930s was "Give the customer more than he has paid for" and the cars lived up to it. Innovations introduced by Nash included a straight-eight engine with overhead valves, twin spark plugs, and nine crankshaft bearings, all of which are featured on this Series 890 Victoria.

The Victoria model is one of the most desirable body styles on the 890 Series Nash. While "Victoria" has been used to described several body types, in this case it is meant to describe a two-door sedan with a front passenger seat that folds forward. These were also known as an "opera coupe" as it allowed a woman wearing a formal gown to sit in the rear passenger side seat with ample room for her dress. Needless to say, these were not a family car, but instead were used an accessory for the wealthy who wanted to drive in style. The dual sidemounts on this particular model make it even more stylish. The dual mounts were one of the optional features on the 1931 model year.

The Nash was a success among consumers, but it still suffered from many of the problem that small, independent car producers encountered during the 1930s. Nash management said"selling for a long time has been 100% a production problem... month after month all the cars that could be produced were sold before they left the factory floor." This meant that while the buying public loved Nash, the complexity it introduced into its vehicles and their dedication to quality production meant that production never kept up with demand. In its 1931 production year, only 38,616 vehicles rolled off the Nash assembly line. That was only 2.06% of domesticregistrations. Compare that to giants like Ford, who produced 541,615 vehicle in the same year. That's why Nash models from this year are so rare--Ford was outproducing them by a factor of 14 to 1.

The series 890 was the top-of-the-line Nash in 1931, featuring an OHV straight-eight cast iron block, B&S 3-14" x 4-1/2" with displacement of 298.6 cu. in.

C.R.: 5.25:1

Brake H.P.: 115 @3600 RPM

Taxable H.P.: 33.8

Main Bearings: Nine

Valve Lifters: Solid

Carb.: Stromberg UUR-2

Don't miss your chance to own a rare depression-era classic for the price of a Model-T Ford! You will not find a better project for the money.

About White Glove Collection

You can trust in the quality of this 1931 Nash because it comes from White Glove Collection. We're a world-renownname in the classic car business with customers and clients from Germany to Australia, Bulgaria to Japan, and all cross the United States. Learn more about our showroom and restoration shop as well as our original and reproduction parts by watching the short video below.

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Please call Cord Blomquist at 202-615-0600to discuss the terms of sale. All serious offers will be considered.

On Jan-26-17 at 12:41:31 PST, seller added the following information:

You may also contact Richard Blomquist at 608-780-8229 with any questions about this car.

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