Pininfarina : ’56 Nash Ambassador Golden Anniversary
The Nash was restyled in 1952. That basic design would last until 1957 when the company merged with Hudson and became known as AMC. The wrap-around windshield design and new front-end ensemble were but a few of the changes. The wheel cover hiding the front wheels were shortened, revealing more of the tires. Customers had the opportunity to purchase the car with an eight-cylinder engine. The V8s were Packard units and that was mated to an Ultra-matic automatic gearbox. Nash commissioned Pininfarina to create a version of the Ambassador for 1952. These special Nashs were known as the Golden Anniversary Pininfarina Nash. These were great cars and quite a bit more expensive than a T-bird or Corvette. One of the neat features is the Weather Eye heating & ventilation system. This combined unit more than likely influenced by the Kelvinator part of the new AMC company formed by combining Nash and Hudson. This one is in pretty good nick . It needs some work in the interior and probably a few other places. It is a very neat American car that wears the Farina badge. It’s an auction with a Buy It Now at $13,900. Click here for the listing.