1936 Nash Lafayette With A 1JZ-GTE

1936 Nash Lafayette with a 1JZ-GTE engine and Supra suspension

I stumbled across this eBay auction from over a year ago while researching for another article. The auction was for a 1936 Nash Lafayette with just about everything under the body taken from the Toyota/Lexus parts bin. The drivetrain is sourced from a third-generation Toyota Soarer that includes a 2.5 L twin-turbo 1JZ-GTE, automatic transmission, and a Torsen differential with 4.08 gearing. The classic body sits a custom frame that allows the car to use front and rear independent suspension parts from a third-generation Supra and Lexus models. This is a great project and I hope it resurfaces.

Toyota 1JZ-GTE inside a 1936 Nash Lafayette hot rod

1936 Nash Lafayette with a 1JZ-GTE engine and Supra suspension

Source: eBay

One Comment

  1. JimmyinTEXAS

    My ability to assimilate Hot Rods is very limited, but the more I see using Toyota parts is piquing an interest that I wasn’t even aware of…..

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