Lot 208 - 1931 Nash 881 Convertible

Lot 208 - 1931 Nash 881 Convertible

Lot 208 - 1931 Nash 881 Convertible

Lot Number 208
Registration USN 115
Chassis Number B60729
Engine Number B73374
Odometer reading 43,000 miles
Result Sold
  • Believed to be one of five known worldwide
  • Previously part of the late Eric Barfield collection

This very rare 1931 Nash 881 Convertible Sedan is from the late Eric Barfield collection. The car has its original Straight Eight Twin Ignition Engine 3714cc, three speed manual, which starts and drives. The Nash comes with lots of service and Nash literature. The 881 Convertible was considered a relatively expensive car for its time, with a price tag of around $1,700. Despite this, it was relatively popular among buyers who valued its combination of luxury and performance. Today, the 1931 Nash 881 Convertible is considered a rare and collectible car, with only a small number still in existence.

This wonderful example presented in green coachwork with a beige hood was first registered in the UK on 7th July 2006. It is largely original and has not been restored and therefore has a superb patina that suits a car of this age. The hood was replaced in 2005, A new timber frame was also fitted at this time by Goyette Restorations, in Vermont, USA. New carpets have been fitted and front seats covered to protect the original leather. This is a very rare historic and desirable unrestored vehicle, sought after by collectors in this condition. This vehicle runs and drives and is a rare survivor which is believed to be one of only five known to be left in existence.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each Lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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