This 1932 Model 1080 Nash Special 8, Series 1080, 4-door Sedan, #B69663 sits on a 128” wheelbase and houses a cast iron block, 260.8 cubic inch, overhead valve, inline 8-cylinder engine with a 3 1/8 inch bore and 4 ¼ inch stroke. With the Stromberg two-barrel carburetor, this Nash is rated at 100 Hp at 3400 rpm. The Model 1080 factory price was $1320.
By 1895, Nash was manager of the Durant-Dort Carriage Company and by 1910 he was running Buick Motor Car Company. Two years later, in 1912, he was selected as the president of General Motors Corporation! After a disagreement with Billy Durant, along with others, in 1916, Nash resigned from GM. He then went to Kenosha, Wisconsin and with ex-GM executive James Storrow, bought the well-known Thomas J. Jeffery Company, producers of the Rambler and the Jeffery automobiles, for a reported $9 million. The first Nash's were "Jeffery's" with Nash badges. The first Nash designed Nash appeared in April, 1918.
Charles J. Nash, born in 1864, was abandoned by his parents when he was six. He became indentured to a Michigan farmer where he was legally bound to stay until he turned 21. Nash ran away at twelve. He worked in a variety of jobs until the early 1890's when he was the fastest cushion stuffer at the Flint Road Cart Company owned by William C. Durant and J. Dallas Dort.
1932 Nash Model 1080 Sedan