1957 Rambler Custom Cross Country RedWhtBlk
Amazing car, in pristine condition! Notice the three tone color
combination and the color matched interior. The Cross Country started life
as a small wagon, Rambler American sized..but evolved into this sizeable
car! Very practical, very stylish! The Ambassador was the top of the
line, with an OHV V8.
1956 Nash Ambassador Special V8 Custom Sedan Test Drive
This is the 56 Nash Ambassador Special V8 four door Custom Sedan owned
Peter and Mary. This complete restoration of excellent quality and high
standards was recently completed by Peter. He purchased the car from the
original owner and drove it home to begin the extensive restoration. The
car was completely disassembled and every detail recorded, inspected and
This Nash is has the Nash V8 that was introduced mid-year. This engine of
190 H.P. and 250 C.I. design was changed in 1957 to 327 C.I. and used in
the Rambler Jeep and all other AMC cars up into the 60's.
This was the most luxurious Nash model produced in the 50's. YES, it has
the fold-down seats that make into a bed. Nash offered camping accessories
such as removable bug screens for the windows and a mattress to place over
the top of the seats for additional comfort.
Peter painstakingly restored the car true to the correct original offering
including the 3-tone paint colors in Ballerina Red, Boulevard Gray and
Frost White. This is a striking color combination that represents some of
the bold colors offered by some manufactures of the time. The interior is
also absolutely correct and restored using the Silver Leaf pattern cloth
that Peter was able to source from SMS Interior fabrics in Oregon.
The car is a pleasure to drive and has already been shown and won "Best of
Show" and "First in Class" in well noted Concour d'Elegance events
including the Grand National Nash Club 2012 meeting in Idaho.
The car is not a "trailer queen" at all, Peter and Mary drive the car to
shows and enjoy the drive and getting together with other car buffs
wherever they go.
The Unfortunate History of the AMC Pacer
Behind all the jokes and insults, the AMC Pacer is actually a car with a
great deal of history. It began as radical new design from an underdog
company. In an attempt to combat the big, bland, boxy cars from Detroit's
"Big Three," little American Motors Corporation decided to build something
a little different. Their one-eyed car stylist Dick Teague proposed a
small, wide car with big windows and smooth areodynamics. Americans had
never seen anything like it.
This in-depth documentary tells the true story of the Pacer. Unbeknownst
to many, the car persevered through manufacturing setbacks, government
regulations, and many other troubles. Featuring a ton of old car
advertisements and rare footage of AMC's factory, the film helps paint a
picture of the Pacer's world. Director Joe Ligo sits down with AMC stylist
Vincent Geraci, author Patrick Foster, and television personalities John
Davis and Pat Goss from PBS's MotorWeek.
Will it Run? Episode 7: 1964 Rambler 660 "Cross Country" Station Wagon
Cold War Motors just picked up this tidy 1964 Rambler 660 Wagon. It's got
the 196 c.i. ohv 6 cylinder engine and a 1 barrel carb. It's a 3 speed auto
with manual steering and brakes. Let's get it to go! The fuel pump was
shot from sitting so long, but otherwise the Rambler was complete. I think
the car has been off the road since the early 80's, judging by the bias
tires and old registrations. As per viewer requests, no more music! Thanks
for checking it out!
1949 Nash Ambassador Airflyte barnfind 1st time driven in over 44 years
Come along for a ride in this arcane behemoth !!! It feels so satisfying to
drive a car that has sat for so long and required so much work to bring
back to life and restore to driver status. This kind of job satisfaction
keeps me going. It's my life reward and passion. All brakes, fuel system,
engine and chassis repairs now complete. This old Airflyte now purrs like a
kitten and stops on a dime. Update: this car is a "Special Super", of
course, we all know it it super special....Haha, it has special handwritten
in pencil on the fire wall, but, I never thought much about it. Turns out
it has been positively identified as a very rare 1949 "Special Super", no
other 1949 special supers are known to exist....yet
1976 AMC Pacer Test Drive | AutoMoments Time Warp
The car world loves to hate the Pacer, but how many of those people have
actually driven one? After producing an entire documentary about the car,
we decided to test one for ourselves. While far from perfect, we found the
Pacer to not be nearly as bad as people claim. In fact, this strangle
little car is pretty cool in it's own weird sort of way.
Proof by Test (9 Things NOT to do with your Nash)
Ever thought about entering your vintage tub Nash in a dirt track
competition? Does it take serious impulse control to keep from racing your
Rambler Landau up Pikes Peak? Going slack jawed at the thought of going
airborne with your Airflyte?
Well, snap out of it! Do you really want to make that call to Hagerty's
afterward? (Would they even believe your lame excuses?) NO!
Instead, check out this ridiculously rare 1951 Nash film, and watch some
famous vintage maniacs destroy their Nashes all in the name of safety and
Look for previously unknown footage of Bill France, Sr., and Curtis Turner
racing their 1950 Ambassador in the Carrera Panamericana. You'll also see
actual Nash Airflytes driven by Herschel Buchanan in dirt track races.
But the rarest/coolest footage of all is at the end of the film: it's Lucky
Lee Lott and his Hell Drivers jumping Nashes, skidding Nashes, and wrecking
Nashes. (Hard to believe that this was a real Nash-sponsored film!)
It's the perfect Nash film for getting those destructive impulses out of
AMC Rambler American Update
I went over to Vance's house to check the progress on the Rambler. He has
the turbo unit roughted in and the V8
401 is in place. The color sanding and buffing has been started.
Hopefully the car will be completed this summer.