The Niftiest Nash !
1:43 | $107.99
For a few glorious years, Nash was the only American company building world-class sports cars; Nash-Healey sports-racing roadsters finished third overall behind the winning Mercedes in the 1952 Le Mans 24 Hour and 7th in that year’s Mille Miglia. You could buy the lovely Pininfarina-bodied Nash-Healey Coupe at your local Rambler dealer. In 1954, Nash commissioned Pininfarina to develop an entirely new, Nash-powered car to replace the Nash-Healey; the result was the superb Nash Rambler Palm Beach, one of the best-looking cars of any era. Unfortunately, by 1956, Nash management had changed and there was zero interest in sports cars. Fortunately, the Palm Beach still exists and Matrix has released a very accurate and beautifully made resin-cast model of the car in its current form that’s as gorgeous as the original. The two-tone paint is excellent and every piece of trim, even the tiny (but legible) Pininfarina badges and crossed-flag emblems, is done with plated or photo-etched parts. If it’s visible in photos, its visible—and to scale—on the model! Interior detail is done to the same level, with accurate upholstery, silver-painted relief interior handles, fully detailed instruments, pedals, and a “just right” wood-rim steering wheel. This is a beautiful model of a drop-dead gorgeous car.—Wayne Moyer