Rare Find: 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe

We love rare cars with racing history and this one is an amazing find for those that can afford the entry price. This is a 1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe. Frazer Nash is well known for their chain driven cars which were engineering masterpieces (if you know of any, we would love to feature them), but this vehicle was much more cutting edge. Fantasy Junction has this car listed at $650,000. That may seem steep at first glance, but when compared to automobiles of the same caliber it could be considered a bargain! Continue reading to learn more about this car’s interesting background and what makes it so special.

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe Front Corner

This car will stand out from the crowd at any event. The flowing body work is very unique and it is not likely that you will ever see another one because there were only eight Le Mans Coupes ever produced. Of the eight, this one is special because it actually competed at Le Mans. John Dashwood and W.E. Wilks piloted this car in the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans and a year later at Goodwood.

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe Rear Corner

Another example of this competed in the Mille Miglia in Italy, so this car would also be eligible for that event. With so much history and its rarity, it should be easy to get into just about any event that is normally reserved for much more expensive cars. For example, it just recently ran in the Tour Auto and Colorado Grand. Just think of all the fun to be had with this one. We hope that the next owner will take it out often and enjoy it!

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe Front Corner Interior

The interior of this car is in great condition. We love the worn in leather seats and Moto-Lita wheel. If you take a closer look you will notice a sun visor for the main gauges and each of the many knobs is labeled. This car is meant to be driven and enjoyed.

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe Interior

Here is a shot of the 2.5 liter inline 6 cylinder engine. This engine is a BMW-Bristol 6 with triple carbs that has been rumored to take this car all the way up to 140 mph! It looks very similar to the engine in this Arnolt Bristol we just featured the other day. Compare the two and see how many similarities you can find. That Bristol may provide a similar driving experience, but if money was no object, we would pick this one to go in our garage.

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe Chassis

The undercarriage of this race are is extremely clean, as would be expected for a car in this price range. Notice the ladder construction of the frame. The transmission is a 4 speed and the sale includes another non-overdrive transmission and other miscellaneous spares. We wonder if it would be difficult to get parts for this car or if they are readily available. Any experts here?

1955 Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe Racing

Here is another vintage photo of the car racing. Many photos and documentation are included with the sale of the car. Part of the appeal to purchasing such a vehicles would be digging into its history and learning more about its past. Can you spot the Frazer Nash in the photo above?

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Comments

  1. Roamic

    Love it!Just take away a couple of the zeros…….

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