The Blue Roadster

Nancy’s car has often been described differently in the books, as well as changed appearances in the games. Can you relate to this Nancy Drew moment below?


In the books, sometimes her car is a maroon color, but often it is blue. Sometimes it is described as a roadster, others as a convertible. What do you prefer?

In Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake, you see a glimpse of her blue convertible in a photo of the downed tree. In Secret of the Old Clock, you see her classic blue roadster from several angles and most importantly – get to drive it!

Would this be your dream car?

-Little Jackalope

19 responses to “The Blue Roadster”

  1. ND's #1 fan says:

    YES!!! Blue roadster!!!! LOL that’s what I have my heart set on getting once I get a car of my own (and am old enough to drive lol) 😛

  2. I like the baby blue hybrid convertible that Bess and George tricked out for Nancy in the Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys super mystery, Club Dread. Sadly,it gets blown up but the Hardys,with connections from ATAC, get her a new one,although its not as good as the one Bess and George built.

  3. I remember Ghost Dogs of Moon Lake. It is my favorite among the classic ND games and the first one I beated without a walkthrough. It also gave me the fastest second chance on any ND game I have played 😛

    I would like to explore at Blackmoor Manor the Kitchen and Mrs. Drake bedroom, though it was hilarious scaring her 😀

  4. Foundation2430 says:

    I do like old classic cars. That car that I sent a picture of, I had just happened to pass by on the way out of town and I literally stopped in the middle of th road, and took a few shots. I wouldn’t mind driving “Nancy’s car around. It would be really cool to be able to. Nowadays it would probably cost an arm and a leg. Probably my other arm and leg. Anyway, that would be neat to be able to drive in Nancy’s car.

  5. Foundation2430 says:

    This doesn’t have any thing to do with Nancy Drew. I just have a question.

    I’m trying to decide if I want to go to college or just go out in the workforce and I recently asked if Art was in high demand anymore. ( I enjoy Art and want to become an Artist)Cause where I live at, me being an artist will not be a high demand and I’m afraid that I’ll have to move away to achieve what I’ve always wanted to do. I thoroughly enjoy doing Art, but, when there’s no demand then I suffer. I was wondering if Anywhere else was suffering like where I live at. Is Art in high demand in Washington? Or is it like where I live at? Sorry I was just wondering. It seems like nowadays you have to be a doctor or lawyer to acheive high in this economy. Sorry, I am completely off the blog theme.

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Hi Foundation2430!
      Art jobs and careers can be in all sorts of forms. My advice is to start concentrating on specific art forms that you are interested in (like digital art such as 3D digital art, Photoshop, etc) or if there is another way to like to create art. In Washington, the Bellevue/Seattle/Redmond area is big in gaming and computer companies, so a lot of computer artists are up here. Do some research to find what companies nearby need artists. Get an account on and keep perusing different job descriptions. 🙂

  6. Charisma says:

    of course it is my dream car

  7. Emily in Wisconsin says:

    I have a question. Id like to send fan art. Am I supposed to take a picture of it then email it to you guys or do I send by mail? Anyways, I had an ND moment the other day. My friend found a mysterious note about running away. We thought WWNDD and found that my neighbor wrote it.

  8. Silvertongue says:

    I like her car blue and roadster sounds more like a word from her time era.

  9. NANCYGEEK says:

    I would LOVE to have that as a car… those old-fashioned cars are so cool, and i would ESPECIALLY like it since it’s Nancy’s! I love Nancy Drew moments… like this one time i was re-playing DED, and i was in the middle of talking to Ellie, and then my nose started to run, (i had a cold at the time) and i almost clicked on Ellie’s tissue box on her desk to blow my nose LOL! 😛

  10. SpyGirl says:

    Oooooohhhhh yes that is my dream car! I adore those beautiful 1930s cars…so elegant! I love that part of Old Clock, getting to see it and DRIVE it!
    For Nancy, I definitely can see her driving this in the original books. In the revised books, I see her driving a four-door blue convertible, possibly with fins as was popular in the fifties and early sixties. Either car is VERY Nancy Drew.

  11. Cristyn says:

    Isn’t this picture actually of the bankers car seen parked beside the road when Nancy is pulling into the lilac inn for the first time at the beginning of the game.

    • Little Jackalope says:

      Nope, the bankers car looks different. This is a scene shot of her car when you run out of gas… she parks along the road seen in this picture. XD

  12. shadow_ranch says:

    I’ve done one better than just wish I had Nancy’s blue roadster – I had a dream one time that I did have it and that I was trying to solve a mystery. Problem is – the dream ended with the villain getting away by stealing my car. That would so not happen to Nancy.

  13. Robin says:

    Help anyone know which Nancy drew mystery has “a blue roadster, which by accident or design matched the blue of her eyes”????

    • Diane says:

      “The driver, a pretty girl of perhaps sixteen, in a frock which by accident or design exactly matched the blue of the automobile, smiled whimsically as she read the words.” The Mystery at Lilac Inn original

      Maybe this is repeated about her eyes in another adventure.

  14. Diane says:

    In The Mystery at Lilac Inn (original), first paragraph, the roadster is described as low swung, which is how I’ve been picturing the car in my mind for years, even before I read the book. Either way, though, I’d be more than happy to drive one of these roadsters around.

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