Here’s a fantastic little 1953 Nash resto-rod that’s packing potent small block power, Pininfarina bathtub bodywork in “Wheat” and tomato red accents and rolling on early nineties Chevy S10 mechanicals. If you think ’32 Fords and ’69 Camaros are ho-hum, here’s something different from Car Buffs in Concord, CA.
The car is super straight with new floors, trunk, firewall, front inner fenders, chrome and is dripping with cool jewelry from the hood ornament to the script on the fenders.
Power is supplied by a 406 CID small block running through a 350 Turbo transmission. The donor S10 chassis brought along its comparatively modern front and rear suspension with 3:23 gears and rides on wide white radials and stock caps and trim rings
Inside is done in very tasteful repeat of wheat and red leather with Accord bucket seats,Classic Instruments, vintage four spoke steering wheel, power windows and air conditioning by Old Air.
The car was built by Nor Cal craftsman and has completed several runs from Bay Area to Los Angeles with no problems. The price is steep at $39,950.00 but the work is period appropriate and would stand the test of time. No mint green paint, pink flames and billet wheels here.You will have to fend off looky-loos and questions at every intersection so if you can handle that kind of attention, here’s your new hot rod bathtub.
Article courtesy of Rod Authority, written by Dave Cruickshank.