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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.

 

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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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