Lot #120

1920 Nash 685

  • Auction Estimate
    $30,000 - $40,000
  • Sale Type
  • Year
    1920
  • Make
    Nash
  • Model
    685
  • Style
    Coupe
  • VIN #
    168549
  • Mileage
    35,000
  • Exterior Color
    Dark Blue
  • Interior Color
    Brown
  • Cylinders
    6
  • Engine Size
  • Transmission
    Manual

Price Realized: $Passed

Details

This 1920 Nash 685 4-Passenger Coupe, #168549, underwent a nearly two year restoration and according to the consignor is an “exceptional motorcar” and “1 of 1” known to exist. For 91 years, this car was owned by the same family that purchased the vehicle new. Arthur Stanley Little of New London, New Hampshire was the general manager of the Kearsage Telephone Company and purchased the car from the F.W. Sanborn dealership; the car was put into service to inspect and help maintain the telephone lines. Despite being a service vehicle, it was retired with only 30,000 miles and was treated exceptionally well as no evidence of mechanical failure was found during the restoration.

Mr. Little felt an attachment to the vehicle after its days of service were over, keeping it in storage through the end of WWII. Rescued unharmed from a fire in the storage facility, this Nash Coupe was then taken by Mr. Little’s daughter to her barn. Recognizing the importance of the car, she did not want to see it lost forever. Finally in August of 2011, the right owner was found for this coupe through the AMC/Rambler Club and an extensive two-year restoration was undertaken, restoring this special automobile to its former glory.

A video of this vehicle can be seen here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsTzsFQ3vH4

Sold with a registration.

"OWNER" Rates the Following *

  • Engine
    Very Good
  • Body
    Very Good
  • Chassis/Frame
    Very Good
  • Tires
    Very Good
  • Coachwork/Interior
    Very Good
  • Electrical
    Very Good
  • Transmission
    Very Good
  • Paint
    Very Good
  • Overall Condition
    Very Good
* The consignor rates the following on a scale of Poor, Fair, Good, Very Good and Excellent. (Excellent = 100% restored)