Vehicle Location: GRAND RAPIDS, MI 49548
Auction Type: Reserve
Engine: 1600cc 4 Cylinder
Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
1977 Frazer Nash Roadster Replica
– Built Off A 1977 Volkswagen Beetle
– 1600cc 4 Cylinder
– 4 Speed Manual Transmission
– Red Over Black Interior
– Ford Wire Wheels
Frazer Nash was a British sports car company who manufactured automobiles starting in 1922. Founded by Archie Nash and his friend Ron Godfrey, the Frazer Nash company conducted their initial business under the GN cyclecar company, which debuted in 1909. But their partnership didn’t last long when they split in 1922 and Nash began making his own cars by buying GN components and adding a new body. The first true Frazer Nash was made in 1924 and was correspondingly basic, with a wooden chassis carrying a V-twin JAP engine and a primitive two-speed transmission. Crude as this vehicle was, it met a genuine need for a light sporting vehicle that fell between the motor-cycle-and-sidecar and the small car.
Initially offered as two basic models, the Fast Tourer and the Super Sports, the names for these vehicles referred to the state of their tuning rather than any other differences. Frazer Nash vehicles were produced to individual order and the customer had the final say on chassis length, gear ratios, body work and equipment. The only similar competitor was Bugatti whose vehicle models were a good deal more expensive. A major setback came only months after the Frazer Nash company had gotten underway when they had to switch power units which in turn involved a major redesign of the chassis. This eroded the company’s cash reserves to the point of danger and even seeking out alternative engine options did not solve their problem.
Offered here is a Frazer Nash Replica that has been built off a Volkswagen Beetle chassis. Housing a 1600 cc 4-cylinder engine with 4-speed manual transmission, this vehicle is true to its British sports car roots. Sporting a red over black color combination and Ford wire wheels, it apparent that this replica is a tasteful ode to its original heritage. With vintage touches like a wooden steering wheel and flip-down windscreen as well as modern updates like an AM/FM aftermarket radio, its clear that this vintage-style sports car is uniquely one-of-a-kind.
Although this may not be a pristine replica example, we guarantee that any owner will receive loads of smiles and ‘thumbs up’ while on the road. If you are in the market for a British marque in your collection that is more of a bargain than the highly desired MGs or Triumphs, this Frazer Nash might just be the vehicle for you. Thank you for looking.
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Item condition: New
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