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CAL-RODS FEATURED CAR FOR JULY 2019

By Doug Bithell

CAL-RODS FEBRUARY 2019 FEATURED CAR

Written by Bill Sieber

OWNER: TERRY AND DOLORES LOWE

YEAR:  1936                                                    MAKE AND MODEL:  LAFAYETTE by NASH

COLOR: MALIBU BLUE                                 UPHOLSTERY: GREY CLOTH  

ENGINE: 350 CHEVROLET                            TRANS:  CHEVROLET 700R4

REAR END: 10 BOLT                                      WHEELS: AMERICAN RACING

FRONT END: MUSTANG II CLIP WITH T-BIRD COMPONENTS


This month’s featured car is the 1936 LaFayette by Nash owned by Terry and Dolores Lowe. The LaFayette Motors Corporation started building cars in 1920. It was the very first car that had an electric clock. In 1921 Charles W. Nash became president of LaFayette. Nash was already president of Nash Motors, but for a time the two brands remained separate companies, although Nash Motors was the principal LaFayette Motors stock holder. In 1924, Nash Motors became full owner of LaFayette Motors and the name was retired. In 1934 Nash re-introduced the LaFayette and built cars as LaFayette by Nash. After 1936 the cars were known as the Nash LaFayette 400. This all adds up to, Terry’s car is the last LaFayette.

Terry bought the car out of Michigan with help from Mark Bower and in 2015 got it running. Like most of us, it is an ongoing project and you do what you can within your budget and Terry has more planned for it.

When I asked him why this car he replied “the only criteria was it had to have lights on the fenders”. This car fit the bill and is very unusual and draws a lot of lookers, of which most don’t know what it is. Terry has taken the car to many local shows; Santa Anita four times, Thunder Fest, San Dimas, Calvary Baptist twice, and his very first show; the all AMC Show at Cable Airport where he won a trophy.

Terry, your car adds to the beautiful and unusual cars of CAL-RODS.  Glad you are with us.







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