1939 Nash LaFayette "Bed in Car" Sedan. Sensational Art Deco design with suicide doors. Always innovative, Nash introduced the bed-in-a-car option in the 1930s, where motorists could raise the rear seat back and open up a sleeping compartment in the rear, where people could sleep in the car with their legs in the trunk. Also features the Car Comfort Control system, the predecessor to the famous Nash Weather Eye climate control system. Three speed on the floor. After market period directional signal system and fog lights installed on this car. Resprayed in quality maroon paint. New brake system overhauled in September 2014. Original advertising for the "Bed in Car" described the feature: "When not in use as a bed, the car interior bears no trace of its dual function. The car appears to be a standard, conventionally equipped automobile. The convertible (bed) car is expected to be popular with fisherman, hunters, campers, and tourists who want sleeping comfort without the expense of hotel accommodations of the inconvenience of transporting bulky tents and camping equipment. The car also provides the means of visiting and staying in distant regions that have no hotel or tourist accommodations...Cushions have been designed so that that they can be moved forward and laid like Pullman sleeping-car sets to form a foundation for bedding. The foot of the improvised bed extends into the rear luggage compartment, baggage being transferred to the front seat for the night." After market gauges installed under the dash: oil pressure, temperature, and amps. Starts easily by turning key to ON position and then pressing starter button with the clutch pedal.
1939 Nash LaFayette Bed-in-Car--SOLD (Vermont) - $0
|Chrome & Trim||Original|
|Truck/Bed||Bed-in-Car Feature in trunk|
|Upholstery||Cream and Maroon Checked Fabric|
|Headliner||One small hole|
|Dashboard||Art Deco design|