Still For Sale: 1929 Nash Standard Six

This 1929 Nash was featured here on Barn Finds nearly two years ago in February 2016. Since then, the seller has dropped the asking price only $1,000. Found this time for sale here on Hemmings at a price of $11,500. The car still resides in Tucson, Arizona and the photos appear to be the same ones from the ad in early 2016. I’m not sure if the seller is firm on the asking price for sentimental reasons or if they are simply over-estimating the market? Clearly, after nearly two years, there’s a reason the car hasn’t sold.

The car has some really good looking patina and appears to be mostly original. Said to be single family owned since the mid 1960’s, the seller says it has always been stored inside while their family owned it. The seller claims the following: Wood in “very good condition”, driver’s door glass and fabric top need replaced, upholstery is mostly intact, and there is a small hole in the windshield.

The engine is said to turn freely with the included hand crank, although the current owner has not tried to get it started. Perhaps the seller would benefit in getting the car running and driving?  I bet they would. The car was last driven in the early 1980’s. If it truly turns freely, and there were no catastrophic mechanical issues that caused it to be parked, it shouldn’t take much to get the car running again. Road worthy, no. Running and driveway driving, yes.

This car certainly deserves to have a future. It is a true original survivor. It’s always interesting to speculate on a car that has been for sale for a long time. Make a comment if you think you have an idea of what may be the reason.

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Comments

  1. David Leech

    I paid much less this year for a similar Dodge Brothers Standard Six in almost turn-key condition. I don’t think being a Nash commands any premium over a Dodge

  2. David Leech

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  3. Tara Stewart

    It is a Lovely piece of HISTORY. Time will on tell. Maybe someone could ask the owner. They might have a LOVE story to tell. Happy Trails Two All. Tara Stewart, FORT WORTH, TEXAS

  4. Solosolo KEN TILLY Member

    In over a year he hasn’t even got the engine running? If it were mine, and I was trying to sell it, I would either have it running, or know the reason why it wasn’t, and let prospective buyers decide for themselves whether or not it is a proposition.

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    • Wayne

      Easy car to get running, someone who inherited it is being lazy and just looked to cash in

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  5. Wayne

    Loved my 29 Nash , mine was the 425 light six , the three window coupe of this same car this was the 400 series light six sedan.. mine looked exactly like the one for sale finish wise , I spent a weekend detailing and it cleaned up pretty good , had 33k miles in 2003 I paid 4k cash from original owner, after it sat for sale for 5k for over a year .. I’d love to preserve this one

  6. Wayne

    Here’s another pic of my old 29

  7. redwagon

    if it doesn’t sell it is either the product, the price or a bit of both. in this case it’s a bit of both.

    the asking price is high for the product’s condition plus as a nash the product isn’t super desirable. perhaps the seller ascribes to the pt barnum theory and is just waiting for that one buyer?

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  8. JACKinNWPA Jack in NW PA Member

    It is a great car however here is a similar Studebaker at about half price.
    https://erie.craigslist.org/cto/d/1925-studebaker-special-6-cyl/6371349311.html

    • Ronald G Bajorek jr

      that Studebaker is a great car

  9. Robert

    They should try and get it running because we know it’s easier to sell a running car plus the value goes up and I would love to see pictures of it finished you don’t see these to often

  10. Nrg8

    If its been listed for as long as you say, there is a good chance there is sentimental value in the car, and until the old lady dies, the executor of the estate is powerless to move it. I have been there it truly sucks. The family has no interest in the assets of the estate and don’t want to invest time or money for upkeep. They are waiting for her to go and liquidating the works. Blah, blah, blah a bum for every seat. I would assume they have been hit with alot offers but not the right one. If the condition hasn’t changed assume they don’t care if it rots before it gets sold

  11. Richard Ochoa

    WAAAAY over priced + you could buy a nice conditioned Model A For this price & they are much more desirable!!!!!!

    • Solosolo KEN TILLY Member

      Richard, I would take this before ANY unrestored Model A, after all, how many A’s are there in comparison to these Nash’. Ford Model A’s are like backsides, everybody has one.

      • Pugsy

        Exactly Ken.

        The car is in really excellent shape, metal wise.
        A big help in the restoration project.

        But, if it were me, it wouldn’t be a four door long and there would be a lot of unobtainable parts for sale that I’m sure other collectors require.
        Maybe there is something good that comes from hot rodding things after all…..

  12. Doc

    Problem is, it appears quite solid, but still needs absolutely everything.

    Did these bodies have a wood frame? If so, you’ll need to tear the car completely down to replace it, and you better hope you either have a very extensive wood shop and a great deal of skill, or can find someone who can make you a replacement!

    • Pugsy

      Nah, I’d replace it with steel during the chop sessions….

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