Nash 1950

Ambassador
Statesman
Rambler – new model


 

 


 


Ambassador


 60 Custom 2 Door Brougham  
 60 Custom 4 Door Sedan  
 60 Super 2 Door Brougham  
 60 Super 2 Door Sedan  
 60 Super 4 Door Sedan  
 60 Custom 2 Door Sedan
         

 


Ambassador Custom Sedan


Ambassador

 


Statesman


 2 Door Business Coupé  
 Custom 2 Door Brougham  
 Custom 2 Door Sedan  
 Custom 4 Door Sedan
 Super 2 Door Brougham  
 Super 2 Door Sedan  
 Super 4 Door Sedan
         

 


 

 


 

 


Rambler


 Custom 2 Door Convertible  
 Custom 2 Door Stn Wgn
         

 


Rambler Convertible


Rambler


Rambler

NASH JUMPS ON THE ECONOMY CAR BANDWAGON WHILE THE INDUSTRY WONDERS, WHO'S NEXT?

The newly announced Rambler looks to be quite a high performance automobile. With a power loading of about 30 pounds per horsepower, acceleration and top speed should be tops in the low priced class. The quality of construction is definitely good ... no corners cut there ... in fact, the car seems good value for the money in every way.
Most notable departure from convention is the permanent framing around the side windows. This is needed to provide stiffness sufficient to make up for the inadequancy of integral frame and body in a convertible. Likewise new is the placement of the coil springs directly above the king-pins. In other respects, the car embodies most of the characteristic of the Nash line. The summer and fall battle for sales between the Rambler and the small Kaiser should be interesting, and will be watched with interest by everyone, especially the sales departments of Ford. Plymouth, and Chevrolet. Both Nash and Kaiser are known to be placing high hopes for capturing an entirely new market, the people who want a transportation car at a reasonable price. While the big three have made statements to the effect that no such market exists, they are none too sure of themselves.
The prospect of a price war is still a little far away, but price reductions on all cars will be made similar to Studebaker's on the Champion, that is, by cutting accessories and fancy trimmings to the bare minimum. Even more remote is the chance that any of the big three will build a small car before 1952. They may be forced to it by then. We hope so.
Much speculation is going on as to what effect the British turbine cars will have on the American car market. With a power plant far simpler than most automatic transmissions are to build, the cost of this unit should be less than half that of a conventional engine. If Austin. for instance, fitted a turbine to their future Raymond Loewy styled car, and priced it near $1500, it would be a potent factor, to say the least, in the low priced class. If Britain's lead in automotive turbines is anything like the edge they hold in aircraft, it will be many years before we can build something over here comparable to theirs. (Road & Track)


Rambler


Rambler Convertible Landau

 


Prototypes


Front view of NASH emphasizes the very European origin of design. First American car to have hood et fender level. the entire hood - fender - headlight - bumper assembly is counterbalanced and swings up for engine and front end service in same manner as on the German STOEWER. Grille has shape and location similar to CISITALIA while cowl-windshield line previously appeared on Zagato.


Rear view of the new Nash n.x.i. reveals clever use of front bumper at rear. Spare tire slides thru grille opening to mount in typical British manner (see Healey Silverstone). Hood stamping is duplicated for rear deck.

NASH n.

EXPERIMENTAL x.

International i.

First shown at "Survey-Previews" in major cities, the long-awaited $1,000 small Nash is now said to be slated for production.
Designed as purely a two passenger automobile, familiar Nash "unitized" frame and body construction is employed.
Nash plans to import the engine, transmission, and rear end from Fiat, Standard, or some other well known foreign manufacturer. Expensive engineering, development, and tooling would be eliminated. Operating on the barter system, this plan would give Nash an advantage in the dollar-scarce markets.
With the Fiat 500C ohv 18 horsepower 570 cc engine, the n.x.i. would deliver 45 to 50 miles per gallon and would have a top speed of 60 mph. Active use of the gearbox will be necessary. Weight is 1,350 pounds.
With the Fiat 1100E ohv 36 horsepower 1089 cc engine, the gallon would last 35 to 40 miles and top would be 65 mph or better. Weighing only 1,450 pounds, the performance should exceed most foreign small cars and should be equal to many sports cars. As this almost "square," inclined-valve engine is the basic unit usede for Cisitilia and Gordini powerplants, the potentials of this new Nash is a really hot competition car are very interesting.
The wheelbase is 84", tread 47", overall length 145 ", overall width 62", and height is 53". The interior width at the seat is 50", headroom is 36", and leg room is 40". For two passengers, the room available would be equal that of a full-size car.
HOW DO YOU LIKE IT?
The poll of public opinion being conducted by Nash includes such questions as: How do you like its appearance? What is your opinion of the various design features? What is your general reaction to this car? If this car were on the marked today, would you consider buying, one?
Nash's final decision rests with the results of their public opinion survey. You are invited to send your views in the matter to ROAD and TRACK where they will be tabulated and forwarded to Nash. Make the desires of motor enthusiasts known to Detroit. write now! (Road & Track)


Nash Healey at Earls Court in London.