This was my Dad's Nash which he owned in the 1940 and 50s.
I loved this car as a kid and much to my suprise one day, he sold it to someone who needed a boat engine.
It had a straight 8 cylinder with dual ignition and overdrive. It was a very comfortable car. The trunk was a graceful convex curve unlike most others which bumped out.
I have fond memories of this car. I remember the large distributor cap with 16 plug wires. The dual mode was carried out on the dash. I recall the large clock on the glove box lid mimiked the speedometer. It had a rope across the back of the front seat on which we kept an army blanket for winter trips because the heater was so slow at reaching the back seat. There was also a window shade mounted on the back shelf that could be stretched upward and hooked to block out the back window. We used that car clear into about 1954. I have no idea how many miles were on it, but it served us very well.
I have looked in several museums and at all the old movies, but never was able to find another such car.
If you have a link or scanned image of a 1935 ad for this car I would very much like to know.
Later in life I owned three Nash Ramblers and enjoyed every one.
This was my first car at the age of 16. It was a red 1951 Nash Rambler convertable with a black top. The top rode up tracks above the windows and I had a lot of fun in it. The bulldog on the hood was from a Mack truck and the red eyes lit up at night. I also had a Bermuda bell mounted in the floor boards which I stepped on whenever I saw someone I knew along the street.
In 1956 I traded it in on a custom ordered 1956 Rambler. The dealer told me that the design was one of a kind and I have never seen one like it. It was also red with black trim and I think it had push button transmission controls on the dash. I also bought another Rambler later, so I might be confusing the push buttons with that model.
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