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1934 Frazer Nash TT Replica

Roadster
$354,833
Sale Price
$281,000 - $351,000
Est. Range
Yes
Reserve
19 February 2021
Sold Date
104
Lot Number
#4
Unrestored original
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. 2109. Black with black top over red leather. 1496/68hp Meadows inline four, dual SU carburetors, 4-speed chain drive, wire wheels, folding windshield, dual aeroscreens, fishtail exhaust, outside exhaust head pipes, single sidemount spare.

Evaluation: Meadows 4ED engine replacing the original Blackburne. First delivered to Hugh Hunter with five subsequent owners, most recently the late Ian Trainer who bought it in the early 1960s. Trainer raced and toured it extensively with accompanying photo and other documentation. Sound old paint, worn, creased old upholstery, grubby carpets, dirty engine. Dormant since the early naughts but highly original, recently recommissioned but stated to need a clutch, electrical wiring, attention to correct low oil pressure, wheels and tires.

Bottom Line: It may need a lot, but a nut-and-bolt restoration would obscure the plain history of the car apparent in its dirt, grime, and wear. This ‘Nash is a great example of a category that collectors these days line up for: old and scruffy but still amenable to being driven and largely complete. In this case a clear history and excellent provenance add further value. Both the buyer and the seller did well in this case.

by Rick Carey
26 February 2021
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
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