Car Feature: 1957 Nash Ambassador




At the 4th of July car show, there were a few noteworthy cars in attendance. The next few posts are going to be highlighting those.

Nash, a now-defunct automaker based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, made the Ambassador from 1932 to 1957, when the company was absorbed by American Motors. This car was their flagship luxury car.


The Ambassador was a huge car. 209.25 inches long, 121.25 inch wheelbase and a curb weight of just over 3,800 lbs. All of this was propelled by a 326.7 cubic inch V-8 making about 250hp.



This car has some distinctive features that make it stand out from other cars of the era. Namely the extended rear bumper and the external spare tire.

Up front, the 1957 had stacked headlights, a double-ringed chrome grille and some pretty awesome lines. Inside, the front seats fold completely flat, making it almost like a mattress. You know, for camping...or something.

Thanks for reading, and please, check back often for more content.

-Phil





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