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NASH 400/LAFAYETTE

Saloon de luxe, sports saloon, drophead coupé, fixed-head coupé, business coupé, opera coupé, 3/5-seater cabriolet, 6-seater saloon.

Like all Nashes, never a great seller in Britain, despite offering 80mph from £330 in '37; punters preferred to buy Buick or Hudson if they wanted a comfortable Yank. Lafayette designation was from '37 ('Lafayette 400'), with 400 for '36 the year Nash reintroduced convertibles, first time since '33. Hydraulic brakes standard, as was three speed 'synchro box and spiral bevel final drive. Small bore engine a British option from '38, and styling grew less horrible over time.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
3040cc/3820cc/3847cc (S6 SV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1936 to 1939  
Number produced:
n/a