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

Summary:

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

Faults:

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