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Old 07-27-2009, 04:16 PM
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Looking for Nash Rambler - HELP me find one!

Hey Hot rodders; I'm looking for a specific type of car and hope someone on this site can help me track one down. I am looking for a 1951-1952 Nash Rambler Country Club 2-door Hardtop. I want a car that is operational, either original or restored. NO RUST BUCKETS wanted or considered! I will pay good money for the right car in the right condition. If you know of one of these cars, get me a lead and I will follow up. E-mail me with any information you might have. I have attached a picture of a car like the one I am looking for.

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they show up on Ebay from time to time.. but '51 Nash bathtubs on there own are hard to find

BTW, isn't the Ambassador Statesmen the same, just diffrent trim level?
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Old 07-31-2009, 12:18 AM
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lol... at least little cars back then didn't look like a freekin bubble! Very attractive little car. I'd look in Hemmings and Ebay. I see metropolitans a bit, but otherwise they're uncommon. They are out there though, don't lose hope.

and I think they have a lot of character too... it stands in stark contrast to the generic transportation appliances that are known as 'economy cars' today. (prius, civic, corolla, hyundai-kia, etc....)

I dig the bathtub styling.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:55 PM
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Tuff to find one of those in nice shape and not cheap either. They have actually increased in price quite a bit. I did find a really nice one located in Santa Barbara, Ca..look on craigslist and maybe its still there..it was a restored car Country Club for 18k I believe..
Finding a nice on for under 10k is really hard and occasionally you see them in the teens.. and theres a dealer in Ohio that picks them up and sells them for in the 30k range...Just keep looking and one will turn up for a reasonable price..
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Old 08-03-2009, 07:27 AM
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Check with the Nash Car Club (http://www.nashcarclub.org/), but if you plan on rodding it don't tell anyone! Can't blame them for not wanting to sell a restored or easily restorable car to a rodder, but at the same time I understand rodders wanting the best metal they can find to start with... sort of a conundrum for some of us!

The Ambassador usually had a longer wheelbase than the Statesman. Most of the time the difference was all forward of the firewall, so from the firewall back the bodies were almost identical except for trim and some interior pieces. I say most of the time because the Ambassador name was used for around 80 years. AMC did the same with the Classic/Matador and Ambassador... most of the time. 63-64 Classic/Ambassador shared the same wheelbase, before and after the Ambo was longer (in front of the firewall).

Why make a car longer just in the front? Longer wheelbase rode better, but most importantly it gave the illusion of a larger car with just the cost of a different front clip. Customers didn't seem to notice...
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