Unique custom ’51 Nash Rambler wagon with matching trailer

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The custom Nash wagon is an interesting piece of street rod artistry

Grown tired of run-of-the-mill street rods and crave something completely different?

The Pick of the Day is just that, a 1951 Nash Rambler two-door station wagon that has been beautifully redone as a unique and eye-catching custom, its inverted-bathtub form painted in two-tone and hunkered down over a set of sparkling chrome wheels that peek out from under the low-hung fender wells.

Power is provided by a 350cid Chevy V8 with automatic overdrive transmission, and the rounded body is mounted on the shortened frame of a Chevy S10 pickup.  The Nash has been shaved of outside handles and ornamentation, and with a fresh-looking custom interior.

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The camping trailer is matched up with the wagon

But wait, there’s more!  The custom wagon is matched up with a well-equipped teardrop camper trailer with the same paint scheme and wheels.

The Nash is a two-owner vehicle that “goes down the road beautifully,” according to the Mankato, Minnesota, dealer advertising the rod on ClassicCars.com.

“This is a very straight and nice fitting vehicle,” the ad says. “Does have electric door poppers, since the handles have been shaved. Interior is all redone, power windows, center armrest, automatic ratchet shifter on the floor.

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The street rod gauges look well-integrated with the original dashboard

“All working gauges, including a custom VDO gauge cluster, as well as having a custom stereo on the headliner.”

The ad includes an expansive gallery of photos that show a professional-caliber build with a luscious paint job, a great stance, well-done interior and of course, that matching trailer.  Unclear from the ad whether the trailer comes with the car at the advertised price, since the seller says, “There is a teardrop camper that, if negotiated accordingly, comes with and matches this Rambler.”

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The trailer is described in the ad as a “1920 Marathon Motor Company luggage-trunk teardrop camper. Painted to match with the orange and brown. Under the back hatch there is a fridge/freezer, A/C unit, and a Coleman camping stove as well.”

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The Chevy 350cid V8 would provide plenty of towing power

This looks like a highly entertaining setup, whether you’re driving it or just one of the people who spot it cruising down the highway.  The owner would have to be ready to answer a flurry of questions wherever it goes.

The asking price for this unique street rod is $34,900, most likely including the matching camper.  It would definitely be a standout among all the Fords, Chevys and Mopars at any custom-car show or cruise-in.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Bitchin looking combo, damn, I should have gotten up earlier to bid on it, really nice car, that’d be my dream car, we love to camp.

  2. That is one UNIQUE Custom Car that I’d love to have a drive…Thank YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK SHOW CASING US THIS CAR…beautiful…

  3. My mom and I just saw that car in my town two weeks ago. It was so cool. We love the matching trailer. Whoever built it did a very good job on it.

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