A Picture Review of the Nash



 

 

 
A number of years ago I saw a one page calendar that showed all the Ford 
pickup trucks from the first one to the present day. I thought , what a nice idea.
I thought that I might try something similar with 
some of the car pictures I have collected.
I have been collecting pictures of Studebakers, Packards Nash, Hudson
and Jeeps for some time now and I first wrote a web page on the Studebaker.
Then one on Jeeps  and Packard followed.
Now I thought I would try a web page on the Nash and Hudson.
I have since added a page on old Pickup Trucks , Hudson. Essex and Terrplanes of Australia , Volkswagen , Kaiser and Henry J and now I with the help of one of my visitors have written on on the Crosley
These pictures came for a number of sources including 
web pages of the manufacture, news groups and my own.
Since most of these pictures came from news groups there may 
be a chance that your car is shown here.

I would like to invite any one that has a favorite 
Nash or Hudson picture or a Web Page
that they would like added to this page to E mail me a copy.

John MacDonald 

I want to give a special to Magister Max who has posted many of these pictures
to alt.binaries.pictures.autos

This page was last updated on Aug 18, 2014

A Brief History of American Motors


American Motors was in the beginning stages back in 1878 when Thomas B. Jeffrey built and sold Rambler bicycles in Chicago. He was the first of the three key players of the companies that created American Motors in 1954.
The other two were Charles Nash and Joseph L. Hudson.

Charles Nash started Nash Motors in 1916 
He along with David Buick started building automobiles in 1903.
In 1912 he became president of General Motors. In 1916 he purchased Thomas B Jeffrey's company, in Kenosha and changed the name to the Nash Motors.The next year the first Nash was built.
During the First World War he became the largest producer of trucks in the USA. In 1919 the company bought half interest in the Seaman Body Corp. During the 1920's he continued to expand, buying LaFayett Motor Corp. and the Mitchell Motor car Company. By 1928 Nash Motors production exceeded 138,000 cars.
The years 1935 and 1936 brought new spirit to the automotive industry. Nash offered its "sealed-in" engine in 1935, an arrangement that had the intake manifold case into the block. In 1936 Nash acquired full ownership of the Seaman Body Corp.
In 1938, Nash introduced the first "conditioned air" heating and ventilating system.
In 1940, Nash again scooped its competitors with the "600" series, unit-bodied car which pioneered mass-produced unit construction. At the age of 72 he directed the merger of Nash and Kelvinator who's president George W Mason became president of the new company, Nash-Kelvinator and Nash became chairman of the board.
He served in this position until his death in 1948

Thomas B. Jeffrey built and sold Rambler bicycles in Chicago from 1878 to 1900. He was one of America's first men interested in automobiles in the late 19th century, and in 1897, he built himself a motorcar. In 1900 Jeffrey bought a plant in Kenosha, Wisconsin, where he planned to manufacture automobiles on a large scale. This plant is where the Rambler started its live. Jeffrey died in 1910, and his son Charles took over. Jeffrey had brought out a four-wheel-drive "Quad" truck in 1911, and this proved very popular with foreign governments for military use During World War I.

The Hudson Motor Car Company, founded in 1909 and building its first cars in 1910, when Joseph L. Hudson and seven business associates began producing a motorcar called the Hudson. J.L. Hudson died in 1912 and Roy D. Chapin headed the firm. He stayed with Hudson until his death in 1936.
During the First World War, Hudson became the world's largest manufacturer of six-cylinder cars. Jeffrey (soon to be Nash), became the world's largest producer of trucks.
In 1917 Hudson organized the Essex Motor Car Company, which from 1919 until 1932 built light, spirited models.
In the early years of the depression Hudson developed the long-lived Hudson Super Six and straight-eight engines.

During the Second World War both Nash and Hudson were busy in the nation's defense effort. It wasn't until 1948 and 1949 that Hudson and Nash brought out new designs. Hudson's famous "step-down" unibody and big-bore Six made their appearance in 1948. Nash brought out its "Airflyte" models the next year.
By 1950 the name Rambler meant a new small car in 1950. It marked the dawn of our present compact era.
The Nash-Healey, a forerunner of today's sports models, was brought out in 1951.
In the same year Hudson brought out the thrifty Pacemaker and peppy Hornet.
In 1952 the Hudson Jet made its appearance. The merger of Nash-Kelvinator Corporation and Hudson 
Motorcar Company created American Motors in 1954.
One of AMC's first projects was the Nash Metropolitan the Austin-engined, British-built cars sold over 90,000
until 1962 with over 90,000 being sold.

The names Hudson and Nash finally disappeared in 1957. 
All models from that point on called Rambler.
The popular Rambler American, was introduced in 1958.

In the very early sixties, AMC started having its cars assembled in foreign plants - New Zealand and Australia, the Middle East, 
South America, Mexico, South Africa and Belgium all had AMC-assembling plants, and the Taiwanese Police were even outfitted with Ramblers.
American Motors lasted thirty years. Then, poor product planning such as the seven-year lack of a four-cylinder engine for the Gremlin and millions of dollars on development money wasted on poorly conceived models lineup ruined the future for AMC.  They never recovered. By 1987 a trail of red ink followed behind a stumbling and eviscerated company, and Chrysler Motors purchased it for a fire-sale price. 


 

I want to give a special welcome to all the members of the
Nash Car Club of America that have visited
my page and especially those who have sent me pictures of their cars.

And to make this site more interesting
we have now included many old cars and trucks
including The Nash's that are being offered for sale

 OldCarCafe.com searches 130 classic car dealer websites to help you find your dream car
 

Nash Memorabilia



 
One of my visitors, Bonnie Wiltse submitted this picture.
It is of a "Jaeger LeCoultre Atmos Clock" 
which was given to uncle on his retirement from Nash Motors in WI.
He had worked there from 1920 to 1954.

 
Bob Robinson from Elmira, NY submitted this oicture of
the Hood Ornament used on the 46/48 Nash

Nash 1946 to 1959

The war is over and did people wanted a CHANGE.
It took a few years to get the factories geared up but once that was done look out.
In 1949 Nash fans sure got a change.

Custom Search

 
1941 and a 1946 Nash
This picture was submitted by Leon de Wit
It shows two Nash's from South Africa traveling a gorge in the Karoo (south western Cape region) called Meiringspoort. There were very few cars in this largely rural area in those days, This picture was taken in 1949. These were visitors from Cape Town, doing the scenic route through the Karoo, between the towns of Prince Albert and Oudtshoorn.


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 1946 Nash Ambassador Sedan
1946 Nash 600 Trunkback Sedan
 
 
 1946 Nash Ambassador Suburban Woody Station Sedan
 1946 Nash
This car was found in Argentina by Juan Carlos Tuzzoline
 
 

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1946 Nash 4 Door Sedan
This picture was submitted by John Snyder and the lady is his 
late step grandmother, Viola Simpson. 
It was taken in the East Liberty section of Pittsburgh, PA.USA.
 1947 Nash Ambassador Sedan Indy Pacer
1947 Nash
 
 
 1947 Nash Ambassador Limousine
1947 Nash Ambassador Sedan
 
 
1947 Nash Ambassador Suburban Woody Station Wagon
 1947 Nash 
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The following is from the
New Westminster British Columbia
Canada Police Dept's web site 
"Used for ceremonial and community-related activities only,
police unit E-9 (Echo Nine) is a 1947 Nash restored to
resemble a police vehicle of that era.
Ordered from the factory with special police
options by the BC Provincial Police in1946,
this vehicle never saw police service until Bob and 
Norm restored it to its current "operational" condition.

In 1998, Cst. Buchanan and the Nash participated
in the Surrey RCMP's "Wheels for Kids" rally across
B.C. and Alberta. This effort was successful in raising over 
$150,000.00 for the Surrey Children's Hospital." 

1947 Nash Ad
 
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 1947 Nash 600 Coupe
1947 Nash 600 Coupe
 
 
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These pictures were submitted by Colleen Weikel
The car was owned by her father,  Carl E. Weikel, Jr., Middleburg, PA  who has passed away in June 2008.
The family is planning on selling the car.
March 18, 2009
 1947 Nash 600 Coupe
 
 
1947 Nash Coupe 600 Super
1947 Nash Coupe 600 Super
This car is owned by Gary Maisel. He bought the car June 2013.
It was owned at that time by a person from Whitehall PA
It is the same car that is shown directly above so it would appear that the car was sold back in 2009 and then sold to Gary in 2013.
 
1947 Nash Coupe 600 Super
1947 Nash Coupe 600 Super
   
1948 Nash
1948 Nash Super 600 Club Coupe
 1948 Nash Ambassador 6 Brougham Coupe
1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Brougham Coupe
 
 
 1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Convertible
1948 Nash Coupe
 
 
 1948 Nash Custom Cabriolet
1948 Nash Ambassador Sedan
 
 
 1948 Nash 600 Super Trunkback Sedan
1948 Nash Color Chart
 
 
1948 Nash Ambassador Custom Convertible
 1946 Nash 4 Door Sedan
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1948 Nash Towing Truck
1948 Nash 600 4 Door Sedan
 
 
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1948 Nash 600 4 Door Sedan
1948 Nash 600 4 Door Sedan
This car belongs to Ralph Marontate Southfield, MI, USA 
This car was  repainted last summer. It has 25,840 original miles and was in storage for many years. It drives and runs beautifully.
 
 1949 Nash Airflyte Ambassador
1949 Nash Ambassador Custom Sedan
 
 
 1949 Nash Assembly Line
 1949 Nash Airflyte
 
 
 1949 Nash Cars Ready for delivery
 1949 Nash 
 
 
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1949 Nash Super 600 4 Door Sedan
1949 Nash Super 600 4 Door Sedan
This car is owned by John Nicoletti of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.
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1949 Nash Super 600 4 Door Sedan
1949 Nash Super 600 4 Door Sedan
   
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1949 Nash Super 600 4 Door Sedan Interior
1949 Nash Super 600 4 Door Sedan Interior
 1949  Nash  Ad
 1949  Nash  Ad
 
 
 1949  Nash  Ad
 1949  Nash  Ad
 
 
1949  Nash  Ad
 1949  Nash  Ad
 
 

 

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1949 Nash Ambassador
This picture was submitted 
by George Pachernegg of Germany.
It is part of a deck of cards which he had 
when he was quite young and still has today
 1949 Nash Airflyte Statesman Super
This picture was submitted by Patricia Broach
This car had belongs to her grandfather and he
had bought new.
It has never been changed in any way. 
It is all Factory spec.
1949 Nash 600 2 Door
This car is owned by Ron Wallace, Texas
1950 Nash Rambler Cutaway
1950 Nash 172 cu inch  6 Straight Six Engine
 
1950 Nash Ambassador Super Sedan
1950 Nash Ambassador Super Sedan
 
1950 Nash Rambler Convertible Landau
1950 Nash Rambler Custom Convertible
 
 
1950 Nash Rambler Convertible Landau
1950 Nash Rambler Custom Convertible
 
 
1950 Nash Rambler Convertible Landau
1950 Nash Statesman Coupe
 
 
1950 Nash Rambler Custom Station Wagon
 1950 Nash  Ambassador
 
 
1950 Nash Ambassador Sedan
 1950 Nash Rambler Custom Station Wagon
 
1950 Nash
This car is owned by David Benzing of San Jose, CA 
1950 Nash
This car is owned by David Benzing of San Jose, CA
1950 Nash Rambler Convertible
1950 Nash Rambler Convertible
   
1950 Nash  Ambassador
 1950 Nash Rambler Convertible
This picture was submitted by Jack Marohl, Port Orford, Oregon 
Jack owned this car when it was new and lived near 
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. 
 
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1950 Nash Statesman Custom Brougham
1950 Nash Statesman Custom Brougham
This car is owned by Steve Matthews, Allen, Texas
Steve had the following to say about his car.
"I'm the fourth owner of this very unusual car.
 My Statesman Custom Brougham was sold new in May 
1950 to a gentleman in Kansas who owned it for 35 years; it 
then was sold to a collector in the same small Kansas town
where it resided another 20 years.
 The car now has 55,000 miles and other than a repaint in 2005 and new carpet in 2010 is completely original.
 Nash made 132 Custom Broughams in 1950 - Custom being
the upgraded trim and Brougham being the unique rear seating arrangement.  So far as I know, it is the only example of a '50 Statesman Custom Brougham in the Nash club. 
It's a great car and very reliable - I drive it weekly; you just
fire it up and go 
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1950 Nash Statesman Custom Brougham
1950 Nash Statesman Custom Brougham
   
 
1951 Nash Healey
The first true sports car built by an American firm And you all thought that the Corvette was the first American Sprots car
1951 Nash Rambler Convertible
 1951 Nash Airflyte Walrus
 
 
 1951 Nash Ambassador Super Sedan
 1951 Nash Ambassador Custom Police
 
 
1951 Nash Rambler Custom Landau Convertible Coupe
 1951 Nash Ambassador Super
 
 
1951 Nash Rambler Custom Convertible
 1951 Nash Ambassador Four Door Sedan
 
 
1951 Nash Ambassador
 1951 Nash Country Club Hardtop
   
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 1951 Nash Statesman Super Model # 5148 4 Door Sedan
 1951 Nash Statesman Super Model # 5148 4 Door Sedan
This car is owned by Earl Brancolino, Hamilton Square, 
New Jersey
Member of the Nash Car Club of America
 
 1951 Nash Ambassador Four Door Sedan
 1951 Nash Rambler
 
 
 1951 Nash Rambler Custom Convertible
 1951 Nash Rambler Convertible
 
 
1951 Nash Rambler Custom Convertible
 1951 Nash Rambler Custom Convertible
 
 
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 1951 Nash Ambassador 4 Door Sedan
 1951 Nash Brochure
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 This Car is owned by Gerald L. Johnson
Crosby, ND
 
 

This car is owned by Orville Grote.
It uses a S-10 frame(shortened 8"), front susp., rear end, late
305 SBC w 350 trans, B&M shift, one off dash w/ Classic Inst. gauges, Recaro 8wy pwr seats, pwr windows,
Flaming River tilt, pwr bear claw latches with remote,
shaved handles, steel roll pans front and rear, frenched 
lic. plates f & r, stainless exh. run through frame and roll
pan, frenched 3rd brake light, salt flat rims, 16x7 front, 
16x8 rear w/ knock offs held in place with o-rings 
(clean look) and last but not least, 
Vintage Air w/ heat and defrost.
1951 Nash Sedan Delivery
 
   
1951 Nash Sedan Delivery
1951 Nash Sedan Delivery
   
1951 Nash Sedan Delivery
1951 Nash Sedan Delivery
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 1951 Nash Station Woodie Wagon
  1951 Nash Station Woodie Wagon
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These 1951 unrestored Nash pictures were submitted by
Dave Caranci. Dave spotted the car outside a local
restaurant in Kernersville, NC.
  1951 Nash Station Woodie Wagon
 

1951 Nash Ambassador

This picture was submitted by 
Dennis Bower of Calgary, Alberta Canada
He had the following to say, "The 52 Nash photo is of my parents who bought the car after owning the 49. It was purchased from
the same Saskatoon dealer (Ken Sissons) as the 49.We were from Humboldt, Sask. I was at the U of T in 52 and was returning to 
Humboldt in May. Unknown to my mother, my father arranged for me to pick up the new 52 from the dealer and drive it out to Humboldt surprising my mother with this new car.
This was to happen May 10th, Mother's Day. Quite a perk for a 19 year old. A late spring snow storm put a stop to that and I had
to phone them and tell them I was coming from Saskatoon by train. 
A couple of weeks later my father and I brought it home. In those days the gravel roads quickly became impassable in inclement weather. So much for the best laid plans.
Because the 52 road on 4 coil springs, there was a hollow sway bar from the body to the rear axel.


Stones played hell with this and ours broke in half while driving. 
The body moved to one side over the axel and the car spun out, but stayed on the road. A smaller metal pipe was inserted and bolted into the two halves, back "ON THE ROAD AGAIN.
The quality of the photo is not good, it is a scan of a 1952 color photo. I enjoy your site for the nostalgia it brings me. The car I learned to drive on was a 1940 Nash brought back from Kenosha in the fall of 1939. We drove it until we could buy a 1949 Ambassador. This was no mean feat as we lived in a small town in Saskatchewan, 
Canada and the closest city was Saskatoon, 100 miles west as the crow flies, but 150 miles by gravel road. There were only 2 Ambassadors imported to Saskatoon that year and we got one of them. Two tone green.

The 1952 was Champagne Ivory and like all Nashes at the time, had the Nash Weather Eye ventilation system.
It had a GM Hydramatic tranny and the starter was on the shift lever. Pull toward you activated the starter. My dad turned the knob on the end of the shift lever so the words "Lift to Start" faced the floor, who ever serviced the car (no dealer in our little town) would have to ask, "how do you start this thing?"
I believe there were similar questions about the 1940 Nash as the starter button was under the clutch pedal.

My father's brother, Erwin Bower was the US sales manager for the Kelvinator Division of Nash-Kelvinator and when I visited him in the late 40's in Detroit I remember a visit to the company offices which I believe were in Dearborn. There were new Nash-Healys in the underground parkade and a large enclosed oval outside behind the building where WW II helicopter engines made by NK were tested."

   
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 1951 Nash Brochure
1952 Nash Brochure
 
 
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  1951 Nash Brochure
1952 Nash Brochure
 
 
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 1951 Nash Brochure
1952 Nash Brochure
 
 
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 1951 Nash Brochure
1952 Nash Brochure
 
 

1952 Nash Ambassador Custom Sedan
Golden Airflyte
 
1952 Nash Rambler Convertible Sedan
1952 Nash Ambassador Airflyte Cutaway
1952 Nash Ambassador Custom 2 Door Sedan
 
 
1952 Nash Ambassador Super Series
 
This car is owned by Eric O. Nelson Jr. 
of Pleasant Prairie, WI
The picture was taken at the Illinois Railroad Museum 
located in Union IL The railroad car behind it is one
of North Shore Electric RRy cars. Its tracks & roadbed
bisected the Nash Motors Plant in Kenosha WI., until its
demise in 1963.
1952 Nash Rambler Custom Country Club
1952 Nash Rambler Station wagon
 
 
1952 Nash Rambler Country Club Hardtop Coupe
1952 Nash Rambler Greenbrier
 
 
1952 Nash Golden Airflyte
1952 Nash Rambler Greenbrier
 
 
1952 Nash Rambler Custom Suburban
2 Door Station Wagon
1952 Nash Custom Wagon
 
 
1952 Nash Statesman Super Sedan
1952 Nash Ambassador Super Sedan
 
 
1952 Nash Cabriolet
1952 Nash Healey Roadster
 
 And you all thought that the Corvette
was the first American Sports car
 1952 Nash Body Cutaway
1952 Nash Healey Roadster
 
 
 1952 Nash Healey Roadster
 1952 Nash Healey Speedster
 1952 Nash Rambler Custom Convvertible Landau
 1952 Nash Rambler Custom Convvertible Landau
 
1952 Nash Ambassador Concept
 1952 Nash Rambler Country Club
This car is owned by Ron Wallis, Texas
1952 Nash Ambassador
1952 Nash Ambassador
This car is owned by Ron Wallis, Texas This car is owned by Ron Wallace, Texas
1953 Nash Statesman
This car is one of ten Nash / American Motors cars that 
were owned by Monty Powell of Peoria Illinois
 1953 Nash Statesman
This car is one of ten Nash / American Motors cars that 
were owned by Monty Powell of Peoria Illinois
1953 Nash Statesman Club Sedan
 1953 Nash
 
 
1953 Nash Rambler Suburban Custom Station Wagon
 1953 Nash
 
 
 1953 Nash Healey Convertible
 1953 Nash Ambassador Custom Line Sedan
 
 
1953 Nash Healey Roadster
1953 Nash Healey Roadster
 1953 Nash Rambler Custom Convertible
 1953 Nash Statesman Hardtop Convertible
 
This picture was submitted by Jack Marohl, 
Port Orford, Oregon
Jack owned this car when it was new and lived near 
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. 
1953 Nash Ambassador Custom Sedan
 1953 Nash Healey Roadster
 
 
1953 Nash Rambler Custom Convertible
 1953 Nash Metropolitan
 
 
1953 Nash Rambler Custom
 1953 Nash Healey
This car is owned by David Young
They own the The San Diego Collection 
7215 El Cajon blvd
San Diego CA
92115 
1-866-308-8023 
They are a free museum open to the public.
 
 

1954NashStatesmanSuper
This car is owned by Eric O. Nelson Jr. 
of Pleasant Prairie, WI
1954 Nash Rambler Ad
1954 Nash Rambler Custom Convertible Sedan
 1954 Nash 2 Door Hardtop
 
 
1954 Nash Statesman Custom
 1954 Nash 
1954 Nash Metropolitan Convertible
1954 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club
 
 
1954 Nash Metropolitan Convertible
 1954 Nash Metropolitan
 
 
1954 Nash Metropolitan Convertible
1954 Ambassador Country Club 2 Door Hardtop
 
 
 1954 Nash
1954 Nash Healey Coupe
 
 
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1954 Nash Metropolitan Convertible
1954 Nash Cross Country Wagon
This car is was owned by
David Benzing of San Jose, CA but was sold last year.
This car is owned by Randy, Eugene, Oregon
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1954 Nash  Ambassador Custom Country Club Airflyte
 1954 Nash  Ambassador Custom Country Club Airflyte
This car is owned by Jean-Claude and Lucille Marcoux 
( 8806) 
 Mt-St-Hilaire, Québec, Canada
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1955 Nash 2 Door
This car is owned by Mike Tessman of Waterford, Mmichigan USA
 1955 Nash Rambler Metropolitan Coupe
 1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country
 1955 Nash Wagon
 1955 Nash Wagon
1955 Nash Rambler Cross Country
1955 Ambassador Super
This car is one of ten Nash / American Motors cars that 
were owned by Montyl Powell of Peoria Illinois
1955 Nash Statesman Custom Country Club Hardtop Coupe
 1955 Nash Statesman Custom Country Club Hardtop Coupe
 
 
1955 Nash Ambassador Country Club Hardtop Coupe
 1955 Nash Rambler Custom Spring Special Station Wagon
 
 
 1955 Nash Protype by Pininfarina
 1955 Nash
 
 
 1955 Nash Ambassador Custom 6 Sedan
 1955 Nash Ambassador Super Sedan
 
1955 Nash Metropolitan

This car is owned by
David Benzing of San Jose, CA 

1955 Nash Metropolitan

This car is owned by
David Benzing of San Jose, CA 

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1955 Nash Statesman Super

This car is owned by Richard Johns of Tulsa, OK, USA

1955 Nash Statesman Super

This car is owned by Richard Johns of Tulsa, OK, USA

1955 Nash Statesman Super
This car is owned by Richard Johns of Tulsa, OK, USA
1955 Nash Statesman Super
This car is owned by Richard Johns of Tulsa, OK, USA

1955 Nash Metropolitan
One was a MG and another was a
vette which had a case of Strohs on the luggage rack and
a beautiful blond in the drivers seat.
There were several different ads and they were
attention getters.  At least that is where I got the idea. 
A Strohs beer distributor talked to me about making
an ad but we found out they had ended that ad promotion. 
Are you old enough to remember those ads?
The little trailer was neat.  In the front of the trailer
I mounted a door and could carry various items there. 
The trailer was made from a 1960 or 1961 and 
therefore had a deck/trunk lid, unlike the 1955. 
 
 
This picture was sent in by 
Richard G. Boyd
568 W. Friedrich Street
Rogers City, Michigan 49779

"In case anyone is wonder what is sitting on the little
trailer; it is a case of Strohs beer.  I have never been 
a beer drinker, but at the time Strohs had an ad on 
TV that was similiar. 
 

I bought the car in San Bernardino, CA in 1977 and it
was completly rust free and ran like a top. I put it in
a trailer and brought it back to Michigan where I live."
Richard also mentioned that he has two other Metropolitans
for sale for parts. 
That is also a varity of other parts and books.
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This car is owned by Bob McLenaghan of Winnigeg Man. Canada.
This car was featured in the Winnipeg Free Press , as I've lived in Winnipeg all my life.  I thought you may like to see my car with the 4 layer two tone "fashion trim/Spring colors". 320- V8, and Twin Ultramatic trans.
1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 2 DoorHardtop
1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 2 DoorHardtop
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1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 2 DoorHardtop
1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 2 DoorHardtop
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1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 2 DoorHardtop
1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 2 DoorHardtop
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1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 2 DoorHardtop
1955 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 2 DoorHardtop
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1955 Nash Ambassador Eight 
Super 4 Door Sedan Model 5585-1
This car is owned by Keith Rasmussen and will be restored
1955 Nash Ambassador Eight Super 4 Door Sedan, Model 5585-1. "I am very excited to own this because it is the model first year after AMC was formed, and the first 'modern' year of a V8 offering due to cooperation with Studebaker-Packard. The 320 cid Packard engine is rated 208 bhp! The guy I bought it from, Gibby, serviced it for many years. Gibby told me that it ran great until the original owner's son began restoring it, then abadoned the project and sold it to him to settle the bill for the last work he did on it. It needs a lot of work, but the sheet metal is in good shape and most of the missing chrome is in the trunk. I can't wait to get started!"
1956 Nash Ambassador Super Sedan
 1956 Nash Ambassador Super Six Sedan
 
 
1956 Nash Ambassador Super Six Sedan
 1956 Nash Ambassador Super Six 2 Door Hardtop
 
 
1956 Nash Rambler Custom Hardtop
 1956 Nash
 
 
1956 Nash Rambler Metropolitan Coupe
 1956 Nash Ambassador Super Six Sedan
 
 
 1956 Nash Rambler Metropolitan Coupe
 1956 Nash Rambler Metropolitan Coupe
   
1956 Nash Rambler Custom Cross Country Station Wagon
 1956 Nash Rambler Super Sedan
   
1956 Nash Rambler Super Sedan
 1956 Nash Rambler Super Sedan
 
 
1956 Nash State
1956 Nash State
1956 Nash Metropolitan
This car is owned by
David Benzing of San Jose, CA
The Last Nash
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1957 Nash Rambler Cross Country
1957 AMC Rambler Metropolitan
This picture was submitted by Robert McClintock, 
Baltimore, MD This was the family car in 1959 and shows his 
father behind the wheel
This car is owned by Dale Carrington, Puyallup, Washington
   
1957 AMC Rambler Metropolitan
 1957 AMC Rambler Super 6
This car is owned by
Dale Carrington from Puyallup, Washington
This is his daily driver.
This car is one of ten Nash / American Motors cars that 
were owned by Montyl Powell of Peoria Illinois
1957 AMC Ambassador Super
1957 AMC Ambassador Super Country Club
   
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 1957 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club
1957 Nash Ambassador Custom Country Club 
Gas tank filler trim.
This is a picture of the Nash gas filler trim piece that Richard found in a Minnesota salvage yard a few years ago. This was a seldom ordered option for the 1957 Nash Ambassadors and they are extremely rare today.
This car is owned by Richard Welch, Green Valley, Arizona
1957 Nash Rambler Cross Country
This car is owned by Bill Woods  NCCA member #8196
Bill has the following to say about this wagon.
"The paint and chrome are origional. The wood grain has been replaced. This car has been in my family for 45 years and has 84,000 origional miles on it and runs like a top"
1958 Ambassador Custom Series 10
This car is owned by Anna Lopez of Chicago, Il, USA
1957 Rambler Rebel

 

1958 Rambler American
This car is one of seven Nash / American Motors cars that were
owned by Bill Powell of Normal  IL
1959 Rambler
1959 Rambler
   
 1959 Nash Ramber American
1959 Ambassador 4 Door Sedan
 
 
1959 Ramber American
1959 Ramber American
This car is owned by Tom Ratowski 
Tom has a web page that shows a lot more details of this car.
You can use the like below to view it.
http://www.sdka.com/1959_nash_rambler.htm
 
 
 1959 Rambler Ambassador
 
This picture was submitted by Jack from Oregon
He had the following to say about this picture.
"I found my pride and joy hidden in a shoebox
It's the 1959 Ambassador with a mighty V-8
She had pushbutton shift which made me able to
beat kids with souped-up Chevy's off the start by 
holding down SECOND
Finally a Nash with enough popwer to get away 
from the "it's a grandpa's jalopy" image.
I bought the car in 1959 and kept it till 1967 
when I reluctantly changed to Buick.
This photo was taken in Glastonbury, Connecticut."


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