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Bought on a Roofer’s Pay, 1949 Nash Airflyte Remains Untouched Nearly 70 Years Later

Posted March 07, 2018 9:00 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: auction classic auto Nash

Once a year, when it came time to travel to the family reunion, Lawrence Henderson pulled his black 1949 Nash 600 Super from its garage, dusted it off, drove there and back, washed it down, then drove it back into the garage to await next year’s reunion.

“He just didn’t drive it,” said Clyde Henderson, Lawrence’s nephew. “Maybe once it a while he took it out in the summer for a drive around town, but he had another car, an old Chevrolet, that he drove most of the time.”

Whether he bought it intending to preserve it, Clyde couldn’t say, but Lawrence’s efforts have led to perhaps the world’s finest and lowest-mileage unrestored Airflyte Nash, chassis number K280520, which will head to auction next week.

Perhaps the finest classic Nash there ever was will fetch $30,000, $40,000 or even $50,000.

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