Nash Statesman Review from North America

1951 Nash Statesman Custom 184 Inline 6

Year of manufacture1951
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 184 Inline 6 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired33004 miles
Most recent distance33105 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass


A neat old car, still in the process of being restored


Considering the age of the car, it has been very reliable. The vehicle had sat for 10 years prior to my purchase. The braking system needed complete replacement.

General Comments:

It is difficult, thought not impossible, to find parts for this vehicle. The Nash Car Club has been a big help in finding parts. It is the most comfortable automobile I have ever driven.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th July, 2001

9th Mar 2006, 04:45

An interesting rare car you have, and a one that's in my own must-have-one-day top 10. Hard to say if that model is actually ugly or pretty. Either way, once you got it back to road, it'll surely draw attention. :)

31st Oct 2006, 00:14

You know, my dad bought a Nash back when I was a kid, and I thought it was the ugliest looking automobile I had ever seen. When he would drop me off at school, I wanted to disappear in the back seat and put a bag over my head so I wouldn't be recognized by anyone. I thought it looked like a gigantic June bug with wheels. Fortunately it barfed up a transmission and dad unloaded it... traded it in on a '58 Thunderbird, which made mom very happy... and ultimately saved me from psychotherapy. I don't mean to be critical of a car's styling, but that thing was the homeliest beast to ever come off the assembly line.

Average review marks: 6.3 / 10, based on 1 review