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Nash Ambassador - 1950-1951
From the rear, the 1950 nash ambassador resembled a giant beetle, but it was the perfect accompaniment for the sci-fi movies beginning to fill the growing number of drive-in theaters. The fully reclining front seats explain its popularity at drive-ins, but this aerodynamic inverted bathtub model had many other unique features to recommend it.
Top speed of 95 mph
engine typedrivetrain: Overhead-valve, in-line 6
displacement 234.8 cu. In. (3.8 l) power rating 115 hp
transmission 3-speed manual; 4-speed automatic optional
chassis: Suspension by coil springs and tube shock absorbers, independent in front; Drum brakes; 3,325-3,445 lbs.
the ambassador was the top series of the airflyte, the nils erik wahlberg-designed model that made its debut in 1949. The airflytes rounded form gave it the best aerodynamics in the auto industry only 113 lbs. Of drag at 60 mph. Nash automobiles were among the first constructed as a single body-chassis unit. In 1950, only nash had seatbelts. And it was the only independent automaker offering an overhead-valve engine.
airflyte features included one-piece curved, fully enclosed wheel housings and the uniscope a pod on top of the steering column that housed all the cars instruments and most of its controls. The ambassador series consisted of two- and
four-door sedans and seldom-seen two-door broughams. Ambassador production totaled 110,639 in 1950 and 1951.
The inverted bathtub nash ambassador of 1950-51 looked funny, but the car!s rounded form was the most aerodynamic in the auto industry.
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