Nash Ambassador
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: Nash
Model: Ambassador
Nash Ambassador

The Ambassador was the model name given to the senior line of Nash models from 1932 until 1957. As of 1958 until the end of the 1974 model year, the Ambassador was the creation of American Motors Corporation, which unrelentingly used the Ambassador model name on its top-of-the-line models for some time. From 1927 through the mid-1932 model year, the Ambassador name was given and attached to a high trim club sedan body style. This was one of Nash's most esteemed senior models. The 1950 Ambassador became the first non General Motors car to be fitted with a General Motor's Hydra-Matic automatic transmission. Long before this though, Nash was using the Ambassador name on its plushest models from 1949 to 1957. Interestingly, Nash President George Mason was a forthright supporter of aerodynamics in car design. This was evident then in the models that were being produced. In fact, the post war Ambassador is best remembered for its enclosed front wheels, which were quite aerodynamic. When Nash released its Airflyte body style, the Ambassador sales were significantly increased as they sold just four door and two door sedans in the 1949-1951 market place. The Airflytes were also nice on the inside, as they also featured fully reclining seats that could turn the car into a vehicle capable of sleeping three adults. Now that is cool. This also earned the vehicle the distinction of being the make-out automobile of choice for teenagers in the 1950s. Mason continued to be innovative and thoughtful, and he alleged that once the boom following World War II had ended, that the company's best bet for survival lay in a product range that was not being addressed by other car manufactures at the time. He began to focus on the compact, which proved to be a very wise move for the years to come.

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