Nashes were never as common as Chevrolets or Fords, and only 21,428 Ambassadors were built in 1954; noting this, it's surprising to learn that nearly all the car's mechanical components are available. The Ambassador Eight now shared the Ambassador Six's 121-inch wheelbase. The Super included Nash's basic features with the Custom adding two-tone upholstery with foam topped seat cushions designed by Helene Rother, electric clock, directional signals, chrome wheel discs, and automatic interior courtesy lights. As the compact Rambler's fortunes increased, sales of the senior Nash cars, including the Ambassador, decreased. He’ll just take you there regardless. [ 29 ] All the cars were sumptuously appointed earning the title of the "Kenosha Duesenbergs" for their quality, durability, styling, and speed. $200 Or Best Offer!  While other manufacturers in America at the time offered A/C on some models, their air conditioning units were driven by a large and heavy, trunk mounted expander and heat exchanger that carried the air into the car via clear plastic tubes and out through ceiling mounted vents. THIS 1954 NASH AMBASSADOR CUSTOM IS LOCATED IN: BROOKHAVEN, NY, Ambassador was the model name applied to the senior line of Nash automobiles from 1932 until 1957. When production was resumed after the war, the Eights were no longer part of the program. From 1927 through the mid-1932 model year, the Ambassador name was applied to a high trim club sedan body style, one of Nash's most prestigious senior models.  In all, four Nashes crashed out, while a fifth retired with engine trouble.. Car of the Week: 1954 Nash Ambassador Ingvar “Ole” Arneson is a Hudson guy. When Nash merged with Hudson Motors in 1954, the Ambassador name was continued, though it was now known as the AMC Ambassador. Le vetture commercializzate dal 1927 al 1932 rappresentavano il modello al top di gamma dell'offerta Nash. ), The Ambassador continued with only a few changes. , Bill France eventually crashed out of the race but the damaged car was driven back to the United States, where France and Turner used it for a full season's dirt track racing in the Southern states.  The large "envelope-bodied" sedans followed the pattern of Nash's enclosed wheels along with now larger die cast "toothy" grille bars. (At the time, even a heater was not always standard equipment.). The Nash Ambassador 8 now saw new competition with such cars as the redesigned and lower priced LaSalle, Auburn V-12, REO-Royale 8, Buick Series 34-90, and the Chrysler Imperial Airflow.. ", From 1927 through the mid-1932 model year, the Ambassador name was applied to a high trim club sedan body style, one of Nash's most prestigious senior models. Nash would remain with this model arrangement through the post-war 1946-1948 model years, although the 600 would no longer be known as an Ambassador. Used body parts must be sourced for restorations, although some N.O.S. • RUNS AND DRIVES, Please complete the reCaptcha before hitting Submit. Marketed by Nash-Kelvinator Corporation with the Nash Ambassador drivetrain and a European chassis and body, it served as a halo (or image) vehicle, or flagship car, for the automaker to promote the sales of the other Nash models. 1952-1954 Nash Ambassador 8th generation (Golden Airflyte) catalogue ---->> The following versions and sub-models of Nash Ambassador 8th-gen. Super 4-Door Sedan were available in 1952: 1952 Nash Ambassador Super Four-Door Sedan (man. These vehicles were outfitted with fine upholstery and luxury amenities. Nevertheless, the Ambassador - as a top of the line model name - would continue to be marketed, under Rambler and AMC brands, through 1974. The base trim was called "Super" while the higher "Custom" models featured a continental spare tire carrier and many other upgrades was available in 4-door sedan and two-door "Country Club" hardtop forms. , In 1954 the Nash Ambassador was the first American automobile to have a front-end, fully integrated heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning system.  The resulting car reflected aerodynamic notions of its era, with a rear half resembling the 1935 Stout Scarab. The Ambassador was Nash's top-of-the-line offering when first introduced. This basic formula was used through the final AMC Ambassador in 1974, with the exception of 1962-1964, when the Rambler Ambassador and the Rambler Classic shared the same wheelbase and front sheet metal.  The 1955 models received a revised front grille with integral headlamps. Aside from General Motors, Nash was the only automobile manufacturer to make a profit in 1932. 1952-1957 The Nash Ambassador received its last complete restyle in 1952 that carried over into 1954 almost unchanged. The 1950 Ambassador became the first non-General Motors automobiles to be equipped with GM's Hydramatic automatic transmissions (cars with the automatic transmission has Selecto-lift starting, where the driver pulled the transmission lever on the column toward themselves to engage the starter). 1954 Nash Ambassador (Airflyte) Custom. Black 1954 Nash Ambassador for sale located in Glendale, California - $12,500 (ClassicCars.com ID CC-1433950). "Scenaramic" wrap-around windshields accompanied an entirely new front-end treatment with a new oval grille incorporating the headlights. The Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) recognizes all Nash 1930 Series 490, 1931 Series 890, and 1932 Series 990 as full classics (including the Ambassador.). 3) in 1954, the model with 4-door sedan body and Line-6 4139 cm3 / 252.6 cui, 97 kW / 132 PS / 130 hp (SAE) offered since November 1953 for North America .. After production of under 3,600 big Nash cars, the final Nash Ambassador rolled off the Kenosha, Wisconsin production line in the summer of 1957. In 1937, Sinclair Oil Corporation teamed up with Babe Ruth in a baseball contest where a 1937 Nash Ambassador Eight sedan was awarded every week..  This put Turner in third place overall, behind a Cadillac 62.  A convertible was added to the Ambassador range for 1948, and an even 1,000 of this one-year-only body style was produced. Was fully restored a few years ago.  Taruffi repassed the Nash when it was temporarily halted by a flat tire. Exports accounted for almost 11% percent of Nash production in 1927, and the cars were purchased by several royal families.  The CCCA has recognized all 1932 Series Advanced 8 and Ambassador 8, as well as the 1933 and 1934 Nash Ambassador 8 as Full Classics. in. Has been a National Show Winner. 1946 Nash Ambassador Slipstream 4-door sedan, Nash-Kelvinator president George Mason believed in fiscal responsibility, but also wanted to be "a bit daring, bold, and out of the mainstream" by making "cars noticeably different from those of the mainline Big Three producers. As ordered by the Federal government, Nash suspended passenger car production during World War II (1942-1945). USED ON "THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL" SEASONS 1, 2, AND 3 (SEE PICTURES) AND "THE BLACKLIST" (2020). It has the 6 cylinder 252.6 Cubic Inch 130 HP engine, 3 speed on the column with Overdrive. 252.6 cu. En 1954, el Nash Ambassador fue el primer automóvil estadounidense en tener un sistema de calefacción, ventilación y aire acondicionado frontal totalmente integrado. Two short years ago Nash …  Production was limited, with Nash selling exactly 1,000 examples between 1946 and 1948. Nash Ambassador Other 1954 Glendale, United States. In the spirit of wartime conservation, the Ambassador Six and Eight lost their twin ignition feature for 1942, reverting to a single spark plug per cylinder. • ADDED SEATBELTS ; AFTERMARKET SOUND SYSTEM UNDER DASH 1954 Nash Ambassador https://m.facebook.com/groups/1558527157692507/permalink/2855553314656545/?sale_post_id=2855553314656545  (At the time, even a heater was not always standard equipment. " Nash's Vice President of Engineering, Nils Eric Wahlberg, had access to a wind tunnel during the war and believed that future cars should take advantage of aerodynamics to achieve many benefits. 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Thank you for your interest!  Three Ambassadors finished all nine stages, but the highest-placed car was disqualified. • CONVERTED TO TWELVE VOLT; CONVERTED FROM GENERATOR TO ALTERNATOR; BOILED RADIATOR; REBUILT STARTER; CARBURETOR PROFESSIONALLY REBUILT BY LARRY ISGRO A redesigned instrument panel was a major change inside.  On the final stage Piero Taruffi, arguably the most experienced road racer in the field, had moved his Alfa Romeo 6C up to fourth position when Turner passed him in the mountains by bumping the Italian "Southern style" until he yielded.  Mason was also a convert to build a large aerodynamically clean family car for the postwar market and even championed the design's enclosed wheels as a bold innovative feature. After Nash rolled out its Airflyte body style, Ambassador sales enjoyed a significant gain by selling just four door and two door sedans in the 1949-1951 market place. 1954 Nash-Healey Roadster In 1951, Nash introduced America’s first post-war sports car. 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