1939 Nash Ambassador - Ran when parked
- Make: Nash
- Model: Ambassador 600
- Type: Coupe
- Year: 1939
- Mileage: 23,800
- Color: Green
- Engine size: 6 Cylinder
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Drive type: RWD
- Interior color: Green
- Drive side: Left-hand drive
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1939 Nash Ambassador 600The 1939 Nash Ambassador 600 with Dual Ignition
My grandfather's Nash has to go - my dad passed away last year and left it to me, but I don't have the wherewithalto restore it. It was warehouse-stored from 1980 until last year and ran when it was originally locked away. All the bits are there with the exception of the interior upholstery, although enough pieces should remain to pattern for restoration.This is the four-door Slipstream fastback model with suicide doors, straight-six dual-ignition engine and three-speed trannie. It would make a great hot rod.
This car was known for its low and sleek design with large wheel openings that showcase big 16-inch wheels wearing low-pressure tires. The model sports elegant, "waterfall" grilles flanking a prow-like nose made from a stack of bright, curved bars. Jewel like square headlamps (unchipped and unbroken) are nestled in "suitcase" front fenders rather than attaching to the hood sides. Simple bumpers have rounded ends and integrated guards. The thin bright molding that runs back from the nose to the rear quarters just below the belt line is there as well.
The instrument panel is all there, fashionably adorned with chrome accents and woodgrain Tenite including all the gauges, knobs and switches with the exception of missing ashtray knobs at each end.
This vehicle has the unique 234.8 cubic inch "Twin Ignition" inline six cylinder engine(two spark plugs per cylinder and two coils) with overhead valves and seven-main-bearing crankshafts.
The three-speed manual transmission sports a column-mounted gearshift - I'm uncertain if this model has the overdrive.
Vehicle has the "No-Rol," brake system and unique starting system that required pushing the clutch pedal to activate the starter.
Chassis is X-braced girder-type with a front sway bar and double-action shock absorbers touted as "the largest shock absorbers ever used in a car".
Other features include dual windshield wipers and sun visors; locks for steering, ignition, and glovebox; twin taillamps; dual trumpet horns; front-door armrests; and "Weather-Eye" conditioning system (Weather-Eye eliminated drafts, steamed-up windows, and stale interior odors by continually drawing in outside air through the heater. This also allowed the air to be warmed to a desired temperature and partly dehumidifed en route to the cabin. The system even slightly pressurized the passenger compartment to keep out drafts).
Seat springs are all intact with some original upholstery remaining. Spare is included. Model has moveable rear seat cushions that convert into a bed.
Sold as is, where is. I'll discuss transporting the vehicle for a charge a reasonable distance within Central Texas. Clear title in hand.