1952 Nash-Healey Roadster

The Healey story began in 1946, just after WWII. Early cars featured a sturdy chassis, independent front suspension and uprated Riley engines, and were good for true 100 mph performance. While the Riley engine models were being built in Britain, Donald Healey was sailing to the US. Aboard his ship, he met Nash-Kelvinator president George Mason. The two became fast friends and soon Mason agreed to supply Nash engines, transmissions and differentials for use in a Healey-built sports car fittingly dubbed the “Nash-Healey.” The Pinin Farina-bodied Nash-Healey was a star among stars, having appeared in the 1954 film classic Sabrina alongside William Holden, Humphrey Bogart and the sublime Audrey Hepburn.



Chassis & Sales

1953 Nash-Healey Roadster - sold for $231,000 The car featured here is an outstanding example, expertly restored within the last four years. In 2005 it was invited to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in honor of Carrozzeria Pinin Farina’s 75th anniversary. It is in excellent cosmetic and mechanical condition. The beautiful steel body, virtually free of flaws and imperfections, is painted red, befitting its Italian heritage. The brightwork and wire wheels were restored to the highest s... more
Gallery: 2007 Monterey Preview



1953 Nash-Healey Roadster - sold for $115,500 Restored about ten years ago, this Nash-Healey roadster was on display in a museum until very recently. Painted in silver, it has a contrasting red leather interior, black canvas top and original side curtains. It is fitted with the correct Hickok seat belts and the original radio and bezel. This car has the larger 252 cubic inch six-cylinder engine, introduced in 1952, in the Le Mans Dual Jetfire configuration with its original aluminum cylin... more
Gallery: 2008 Monterey Preview



1952 Nash Healey Le Mans Roadster - sold for $88,000 The attractive example offered here, chassis number 2241 is one of the few roadsters built in 1952. It is beautifully finished in cream-white with a lovely red leather interior and tan convertible top. The car has the correct Nash Le Mans drive train fitted with twin SU carburetors and factory overdrive. Additionally, it is supplied with wide white sidewall tires mounted on the rare, original chrome wire wheels. While the car was painted some ... more
Gallery: 2009 RM Auctions Sports & Classics of Monterey



1953 Nash-Healey Roadster - did not sell for $200,000 This rare Nash-Healey roadster features the upgraded 253 cid Le Mans Dual Jetfire Ambassador Six engine, so named for the car’s impressive 1952 Le Mans campaign, where it finished 3rd only to a pair of Mercedes-Benz Gullwings. In The Healey Book: A Complete History of the Healey Marque, Bill Emerson’s definitive book on Nash Healeys, he states that 2359 is believed to have originally been owned by Dick Powell and is reputedly the car driven by... more
Gallery: 2010 Gooding & Company Pebble Beach Auction



1953 Nash Healey Roadster - did not sell for $100,000 4,141 CC OHV engine, 140 BHP . Dual carter side draft carburetors, 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive, one of the most correct Healeys known to exist, formerly of the Skip Barber collection. A truly international sports car, the Nash Healey is an English Roadster with Nash ambassador 4.1 L straight 6 and a hand made Italian body by Pininfarina. It was born out of a very successful bid at Lemans where Donald Healey campaigned a one-off ... more
Gallery: 2011 Monterey Daytime Auction by Mecum



1953 Nash-Healey Roadster N2386 - sold for $93,500 The lovely silver finish is complemented by the nicely settled red leather interior, black canvas top and original side curtains. Complete and correct, the car features proper Hickok seat belts as well as the original radio and bezel. While retaining its period appearance, the radio was rebuilt as an AM/FM receiver with .mp3 capability. The “Le Mans Dual Jetfire” engine retains the original aluminum cylinder head and is fitted with twin side-d... more
Gallery: Amelia Island 2012 by RM Auctions



1953 Nash-Healey Roadster 2416 - sold for $115,500 Beautiful Presentation of the Classic Nash-Healey. Elegant Pinin Farina Design. Fewer than 402 Built. Exciting Entry for Shows and Concours.
Gallery: The 2013 Scottsdale Auctions by Gooding & Company



1952 Nash-Healey Roadster 2240 - sold for $94,600 This unusual, highly original Nash-Healey has been in the current owner’s possession since coming to the United States in March 2008. Previously, it was found resting in a warehouse in Holland for the better part of 25 years. It is a numbers-matching car, including the original engine. Though believed to have been repainted many years ago, the remainder of the car is likely all-original, and aside from a missing rearview mirror, it is virtuall... more
Gallery: 2013 Amelia Island by Rm Auctions



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