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Nash Palace: 1927

Nash Palace: 1927

San Francisco circa 1927. "Nash sedan at Palace of Fine Arts." Topping the Shorpy Shortlist of Chic Chauffeurs. Photo by Christopher Helin. View full size.

 

Tires

The rear tires almost look like radials, The fronts have a different tread but even those seem to wrap around a bit. Not the flat G78-15's I had on cars right up into the 80's. That's a lot of car

Why San Francisco?

After years of observing Shorpy, I'm beginning to think that back in the day, new cars were only photographed in San Francisco.

Pre-Zerk Nash

The rear leaf spring front shackle grease fitting visible through the access hole in the rear door kick plate is probably a flat top Alemite, as Oscar U. Zerk wouldn't get around to patenting his eponymous fitting until January 1929.

Metal plates

What was the purpose of those plates beneath each door?

[Kick plates for getting the schmutz off your shoes. - Dave]

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