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VEH-45: Nash 271 Touring Car

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HURL Artifact No. VEH-45 *Denotes approximations and speculations
Name: Nash Lost: Unknown
Artifact Type: Automobile Found: 8-Jul-13
Nationality: USA Dive No: PV-800
Class or Make: Advanced Six Sport Touring Location: South Oahu
Model: 271 Depth (m): 527m
Purpose: Transport People HURL crew: Kerby, Cremer
Serial Number: Unknown Additional Dives:
Built/Launched: Nash Motor Company, Kenosha, WI
Length: *12
Width: *6
Height:
Circumstance of Loss: Intentionally Disposed Crew Personnel/Position: 1 Driver and 4 Passengers
Reason of Loss: *Old age or failure Crew Survivals/Fatalities: n/a
Artifact History: Unknown
Artifact Condition: The rear driver's side wheel is present and has the very distinctive multitude of thin metal spokes. On the wheel hub itself you can clearly make out the name "Nash". The rubber tire is not present. Most of the wheel is gone on the front and it is unknown if the other two are present. The front driver's fender is present but starting fall outboard. The rear is missing. Most of the body supports are still standing up, but the paneling has corroded away. Nothing shows above seat height, so this vehicle was a soft top. From the supports you can make out the shape of a touring car. The steering column is sticking thought the firewall, but no driver's wheel on it. The engine appears to be present and the radiator toppled forward, but it doesn't appear to have anything else on the front. Running board on driver's side is completely crumbled off. A gear shift or brake lever sticks up from the floorboard to the right of the steering column. Gauges can be still seen in the front dash. Rear bumper is present.
Additional Information: There are brisingids, urchins, and hormathiids living on this artifact. *3000 lbs