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Nash History

History

This is the history of the brand Nash since the establishment of the company and up to the most modern of vehicles produced under this brand.

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Nash

Small company Nash was destined to be in the epicenter of the complex twists and turns of the American car market, while maintaining leadership among independent U.S. automobile manufacturers, becoming the fourth-largest concern "American Motors" and then instantly disappeared without a trace. Its roots go back to the firm Jeffery, which in 1917 acquired the Charles Warren Nash, a former president of the concern, "General Motors", and established there the production of passenger cars of high quality. Since the early 1930s, the most famous among them was a series of Ambassador. In 1937, the merger of firms "Nash" and "Kelvineytor" for the production of household refrigerators, to the leadership of the new company came to an active entrepreneur George Walter Mason (1891-1954 gg.), Through which department "Nash" entered its most glorious period development.



It began shortly after the war, when the employees 'Nash' led Mead Moore with body-schikami by Budd engaged in the development of machines with sleek carrying welded body, made in the style of "Eyrflayt." Their presentation was held in October 1948 in which two basic models, "Nash-600" and "Ambassador" caused a sensation in their appearance, in which America has never seen before. It was incredibly rounded two-volume machine with convex sides, wide smooth the falling back roofline, whole windscreen and surprise all sides, half closes all the wheel wells. The pinnacle of the program was effective "Ambassador", available in three versions with 2 - and 4-door closed body for 5-6 places. Overall width of about 2 m, the instrument panel in the spirit of old-fashioned dresser, cozy, soft and deep sofas, helped to create a very spacious and comfortable interior, reminiscent of a cozy home on wheels, and a long-standing tradition of "Nash" do all seats are displayed allowed to turn it in at night huge bedroom. By the staid and sedate "Ambassador" entirely appropriate term "family car". Unlike most of the other American cars, it was designed for a family of moderate means and middle-aged, offering its members and tranquil home environment as well on the road, and the parking lot. From a technical point of view, the car was a combination of a typical classics with a number of new products. It used in-line 6-cylinder overhead valve engine (3.8 liters, 112 hp), 3-speed manual transmission with overdrive, the main hypoid gear, spring independent front suspension, drum brakes with automatic clearance and 15-inch wheels with white edges. For the season 1950-1951's engine output increased to 115 hp, and the optional automatic transmission offered a Hydra-Matic. So large and massive, slow-moving enough and not too manoeuvrable machine developed a speed not exceeding 135 km / h, but spend a record low gasoline - 7,8-9,4 liters per 100 km.



Over time, the "Ambassador" added new models, as decided in the original style. Among them were shortened "twin brother» Statesman with a 3-liter engine and low-dimensional Rambler, and then - quite unusual for an American Metropolitan subcompact with a 1.5-liter engine, which was collected in the UK. The success of the new series was enormous, and in 1950 for the company, "Our" was happiest. Then she produced a record in its history, the number of cars - 189543 pieces, representing 2.84% of the total production in the United States. And there was even more sold - 191665 cars that defined the 10th position in the U.S. market - the highest achievement "Nash."



Massive and old-fashioned style of cars "Nash" Not all are happy. They sarcastically called loaves or baths, turned upside down. All these speculations denied a famous Italian designer Battista Farina, who visited the company in 1950. He especially liked the covered wheel wells, the idea of ​​which he used in his work. Hand Italian master could guess in the style of the second generation of cars, "Nash" issued on March 14, 1952. Who led his "Ambassador" got tighter and squat three-volume body with a low waist line, rectangular chrome grille, massive bumpers and curved back rack rear door with a panoramic glass, but he gave a special charm to spare wheel, placed in a casing with chrome cover , fastened on the rear bumper. Gamma 6-seater sedan has replenished the most impressive 2-door "hardtop" without intervening door pillar. On the "Ambassador" used the new 6-cylinder engine (4.1 liters, 120 horsepower, with 1954 - 130 hp) and automatic transmission. Commissioned by the firm offered a 140-hp version with two carburetors, power steering, stereo radio system with the "air" antenna, rear window wiper and air conditioning in the cabin.



Prosperity "Nash" was over very quickly, and in the mid-1950s began the difficult times when it is clearly dated products are no longer in demand, and its style has become synonymous with old-fashioned. For joining the fight in the "Big Three" April 22, 1954 it was announced that the merger of firms "Nash" and Hudson in concern "American Motors". But it did not help: in 1954, the two firms have collected almost 64 thousand cars. In the next three years, "Nash" persistently and painfully continued to modernize its range. Every year, the "Ambassador" came into the world with a significantly updated and extended bodies, characterized by its numerous chrome details and two-tone coloring, arched back windscreen pillars, the arrangement of the two or four lights inside the oval grille and front fenders over each other. The same year on "Ambassador" changed and powertrains. In the years 1955-1956 were used engines Packard V8 (5,2-5,8 l, 208-220 hp) with hydraulic valve lifters and automatic transmission. In 1956, used its own engine V8 (4,1 l, 190 hp), and by 1957 the program was the only powerplant V8 (5,3 l, 255 hp). New options have a lot of 1580 - 1720 kg and a maximum speed of 150-170 km / h In fact, they have already moved out of the "family" of the class in the category of the most prestigious cars of America. And when the front wheels of the niches disappeared legendary shields, it became quite clear that the days of the company, "Nash" are numbered. In 1957, the company has produced the latest batch of 3561 cars of the brand "Ambassador".

Latest classic Nash cars offered in listings:

1951 Nash Statesman Airflyte 1951 Nash Statesman Airflyte 21 $US $12,500.00
1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 4 $62,995.00
Chevrolet: El Camino ss Chevrolet: El Camino ss 12 $C $22,500.00
1986 Chevrolet El Camino 1986 Chevrolet El Camino 3 $9,995.00
1914 Buick Other touring 1914 Buick Other touring 7 $US $3,100.00
1959 Nash Metropolitan 1959 Nash Metropolitan 4 $19,995.00
1954 Nash Convertible 1954 Nash Convertible 21 $29,950.00
1929 Nash 1929 Nash 12 $55,900.00
1987 Chevrolet Corvette 1987 Chevrolet Corvette 12 $US $8,300.00
1914 Buick 25 touring 1914 Buick 25 touring 7 $US $4,300.00
1959 Nash Metropolitian 1959 Nash Metropolitian 12 $11,950.00
1957 Nash Metropolitan 1957 Nash Metropolitan 21 $8,000.00
1954 Nash AIRFLYTE 1954 Nash AIRFLYTE 21 $12,500.00
1958 Nash 1958 Nash 21 $US $4,976.00
1959 Nash Metropolitian 1959 Nash Metropolitian 10 $4,000.00
1953 Nash 1953 Nash 21 $14,750.00
1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 4 $62,995.00
1980 Pontiac Trans Am 1980 Pontiac Trans Am 4 $34,995.00
1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 21 $US $9,600.00
1914 Buick 25 touring 1914 Buick 25 touring 7 $US $4,300.00
1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 21 $12,000.00
1986 Chevrolet El Camino 1986 Chevrolet El Camino 4 $9,995.00
1957 Nash Metropolitan 1957 Nash Metropolitan 21 $12,000.00
1959 Nash Metropolitan 1959 Nash Metropolitan 4 $19,995.00
1961 Other Makes Nash Metropolitan Convertible 1961 Other Makes Nash Metropolitan Convertible 12 $US $11,100.00
1928 Nash 328 Standard 6 Landau 1928 Nash 328 Standard 6 Landau 21 $US $5,655.55
1954 Nash Rambler Custom 1954 Nash Rambler Custom 21 $12,900.00
1942 Nash 600 1942 Nash 600 5 $US $6,500.00
1958 Nash 1958 Nash 21 $US $4,110.00
1959 Nash Metropolitian 1959 Nash Metropolitian 10 $4,199.00
1957 Nash Rambler CrossCountry 1957 Nash Rambler CrossCountry 21 $9,500.00
1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 4 $62,995.00
1980 Pontiac Trans Am 1980 Pontiac Trans Am 4 $34,995.00
1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia 21 $15,000.00
1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 1966 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 21 $15,000.00
1986 Chevrolet El Camino 1986 Chevrolet El Camino 4 $9,995.00
1962 AMC CLASSIC CUSTOM  SEDAN - OVERDRIVE 1962 AMC CLASSIC CUSTOM SEDAN - OVERDRIVE 4 $US $6,500.00
1959 Nash Metropolitan 1959 Nash Metropolitan 4 $20,995.00
1954 Nash AIRFLYTE 1954 Nash AIRFLYTE 21 $US $14,500.00
1956 Nash Metropolitan 562 1956 Nash Metropolitan 562 11 $US $6,000.00
1954 Nash Rambler Custom 1954 Nash Rambler Custom 21 $12,900.00
1986 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Coupe 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Z51 Coupe 12 $15,950.00
1953 Nash 1953 Nash 12 $17,900.00
1960 Nash 1960 Nash 12 $13,995.00
1931 Nash Victoria 1931 Nash Victoria 11 $29,000.00
1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 4 $62,995.00
1980 Pontiac Trans Am 1980 Pontiac Trans Am 4 $34,995.00
1959 Nash Metropolitan 1959 Nash Metropolitan 4 $20,995.00
1953 Nash 1953 Nash 12 $17,900.00
1952 Nash 1952 Nash 12 $15,595.00
1959 Nash Metropolitian 1959 Nash Metropolitian 10 $4,450.00
1957 Nash Rambler CrossCountry 1957 Nash Rambler CrossCountry 21 $9,500.00
1949 Nash 600 1949 Nash 600 21 $3,500.00
1963 Chevrolet Other 1963 Chevrolet Other 1 $60,000.00
1958 Nash coupe 1958 Nash coupe 5 $US $3,383.00
1961 Nash RAMBLER 1961 Nash RAMBLER 12 $US $7,600.00
1958 Nash 1958 Nash 21 $US $3,900.00
1940 Nash Lafayette 1940 Nash Lafayette 8 $US $7,500.00
1965 Replica/Kit Makes 1965 Replica/Kit Makes 18 $3,000.00
1959 Nash Metropolitan 1959 Nash Metropolitan 4 $20,995.00
1959 Nash Metropolitian 1959 Nash Metropolitian 12 $11,950.00
1956 Nash AMBASSADOR SUPER 1956 Nash AMBASSADOR SUPER 1 $US $5,500.00
1959 Nash Metropolitian 1959 Nash Metropolitian 10 $4,850.00
1954 Nash Metropolitian 1954 Nash Metropolitian 21 $US $4,500.00
1960 Nash metropolitan 1960 Nash metropolitan 10 $US $3,000.00
1961 Nash Metropolitan 1961 Nash Metropolitan 12 $19,500.00
1985 Chevrolet Corvette 1985 Chevrolet Corvette 12 $13,500.00
1953 Nash Healey 1953 Nash Healey 4 $49,500.00
1929 Nash 1929 Nash 12 $55,900.00
1931 Nash Victoria 1931 Nash Victoria 11 $29,000.00
1956 Nash Statesman 1956 Nash Statesman 14 $14,900.00
1955 Nash Ambassador Custom 4dr 1955 Nash Ambassador Custom 4dr 20 $37,000.00
1960 Nash 1960 Nash 13 $US $4,250.00
1929 Nash 440 Special 6 1929 Nash 440 Special 6 15 $US $8,000.00
1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 4 $62,995.00
1980 Pontiac Trans Am 1980 Pontiac Trans Am 4 $34,995.00
1986 Chevrolet Corvette Malcolm Konner Edition 1986 Chevrolet Corvette Malcolm Konner Edition 4 $15,995.00
1986 Chevrolet El Camino 1986 Chevrolet El Camino 4 $10,995.00
1952 Chevrolet Woody 1952 Chevrolet Woody 11 $US $17,000.00
1959 Nash Metropolitan 1959 Nash Metropolitan 4 $20,995.00
1957 Nash Rambler CrossCountry 1957 Nash Rambler CrossCountry 21 $US $7,000.00
1959 Nash Metropolitian 1959 Nash Metropolitian 10 $4,850.00
1954 Nash Rambler Custom 1954 Nash Rambler Custom 21 $12,900.00
1954 Nash airfltye 2dr 1954 Nash airfltye 2dr 21 $US $8,600.00
1984 Chevrolet Corvette 1984 Chevrolet Corvette 5 $7,400.00
1969 Ford Mustang 1969 Ford Mustang 21 $US $6,500.00
1953 Nash Healey 1953 Nash Healey 12 $54,500.00
1952 Nash Healey 1952 Nash Healey 12 $79,500.00
1955 Nash Convertible 1955 Nash Convertible 18 $US $4,150.00
1960 Rambler American Station Wagon 1960 Rambler American Station Wagon 21 $US $10,188.00
1955 Nash Ambassador Custom 4dr 1955 Nash Ambassador Custom 4dr 20 $37,000.00
1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 1966 Shelby Cobra Replica 4 $62,995.00
1980 Pontiac Trans Am 1980 Pontiac Trans Am 4 $34,995.00
1981 Chevrolet Corvette 1981 Chevrolet Corvette 21 $US $11,100.00
1914 Buick 25 touring 1914 Buick 25 touring 7 $US $4,300.00
1931 Nash Victoria 1931 Nash Victoria 11 $29,000.00
1959 Nash Metropolitan 1959 Nash Metropolitan 4 $20,995.00
1921 Nash Nash 1921 Nash Nash 11 $US $7,680.00
1954 Nash Metropolitan Convertible  Metropolitan Convertible 1954 Nash Metropolitan Convertible Metropolitan Convertible 11 $US $4,700.00
1929 Nash 1929 Nash 12 $55,900.00