Nash Ambassador Sedan
For 1956 the early Ambassador Custom models were available in hardtop and four-door guise. The up-market Series 80 model was powered by the Packard V8 and all were fitted with Packard’s Ultramatic transmission. Later that year AMC would introduce its own V8 engine. Like the Statesman, the Ambassador was treated to a complete facelift in 1956. The grille, front and rear fenders, hood and taillight treatment are all distinguishing characteristics. A Z-shaped chrome side swipe and outline moldings accentuated the two-toning of the Ambassador body. 1956 was the first time the Nash Ambassador was fitted with a 12-volt battery system.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California and in January of 2010 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Phoenix, Arizona.
135 hp, 352 cu. in. Packard V8 engine, Carter two-barrel carburetor, two-speed Packard Ultramatic automatic transmission, front and rear coil spring suspension, four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 121.3".
Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Simon Clay