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Old 07-31-2012, 03:28 PM
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Can you help me identify this Nash?

So my dad just bought a 1928 Nash. The seller listed it as a "1928 Nash Opera Coupe". I can find no other reference to that model anywhere. And it doesn't really look like any of the other 1928 Nash's I can find pictures of. I'm hoping someone here can give me some info as to exactly what we have, and why it seems different that other Nash's. I don't think the seller was being dishonest or anything, I'm just trying to get a clear idea of what dad has. Heres some pics.

My question is, I've not seen any other with that little trunk on the back, has it been added? I've also not seen a front grill shaped like that. Modified? And I can find no other references to an Opera Coupe in the Nash line up.

Be gentle, I'm relatively new to hotrods.

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Looks like 2-dr sedan with an aftermkt trunk added.
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There's a few of them on Google images. For 22 grand, if it goes down the road nicely, it's a steal.
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Thanks for the replies guys. Dinger, he got it for quote a bit less than 22 grand. It has some very minor issues, but is is complete and runs great. Needs a few blemishes touched up, passenger door window is cracked. The trailer in the pics is sort of unique, but not really my style. It's made from a Nash Metropolitan. It acts as a cargo trailer and a sort of novelty. There are 2 dummy heads in there that are wired to a switch in the car so you can make their heads turn. Then you have the back seat for cargo or whatnot. Like I said, not really my style, but unique.
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Go to Nash Car Club of America -- Nash Car Club of America. Clock on Photo Album, then Members Cars. Those are arranged by year. The 1928 has a rounded edge grille, not squared off like yours. Body is similar to a 1928 Model 333, which is a standard two door sedan. 1930 models have a grille shell similar to yours. Might be a 28 body and a 30 grille.

I've got an official model/production guide that was printed by AMC in the early 60s. It lists everything from 1902-1963. There was a "Victoria" and a "Landau Sedan" in 1928, but no "Opera Coupe". Technically that car is a two door sedan -- a Coupe would have been a two seater with a sloped back, think 32 Ford rumble seat COUPE. Of yours has a 109" wheelbase it could be the Landau Sedan. If you can find the body tag with a model number (three digits -- the Landau Sedan is model 328) I can tell you exactly what it is.

The trunk was a typical aftermarket item. I'm not sure if the factory offered one, but dealers often sold accessory items they purchased from other sources to make more money in those days.
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