Classic Nash cars from the ’50s: Airflyte, Ambassador, Metropolitan & more

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Classic Nash cars from the 1950s Airflyte, Ambassador, Metropolitan more
The classic Nash cars that were so popular in the ’50s came in a few different models — from the super-tiny Metropolitan to the fancier Airflyts — and offered a wide range of features. like “nap couches” for kids and huge luggage compartments.

1950 Nash: You’ve never seen anything like it!

Touch a button — it’s a super-safe open car. Push a button — there’s the comfort of a family sedan!

It’s the Nash Rambler Landau — America’s lowest-price 5-passenger convertible!

Come see the most thrilling convertible in years — the new Nash Rambler!

For the first time — all the fun of a smart, open car, with the safety of Airflyte construction — combined with the all-year comfort and rattle-proof rigidity of a sedan. All at lowest-price!

It’s the newest member of the Nash Airflyte family: Statesman – Ambassador. There’s much of tomorrow in all Nash does today!

1950 Nash Rambler Landau 5-passenger convertible


Different??? You have no idea!

Airflyte construction stays new years longer

Step into a 1950 Nash Airflyte. Relax, if you like, in a heavenly-soft Airliner Reclining Seat that’s five-ways adjustable — or, if you want thrills, you be the driver.

1950 Nash Airflyte Car


’51 Nash Airflytes: The world’s most modern car: Discover wonderful differences

Yours for a Merry, Merry Christmas… with the world’s most modern car!

Discover the 1951 Nash! You, who have not owned a Nash, may have wondered at the remarkable enthusiasm and loyalty of Nash Airflyte owners.

They tell you of exceptional gas mileage — of long trips without fatigue — of spending a comfortable night in the Nash bed — of driving through blizzards in perfect comfort — of feats of hill-climbing, fast driving and taking roads they would not have attempted in other cars.

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This is music to our ears. It is the way owners applaud us for keeping ahead of the procession — for building more modern cars.

Our sales gain since the war is five times as great as the average of the industry. One ride will tell you why! Before you decide, take an Airflyte ride — in the world’s most modern car.

Dream away the miles, while another drives, in this Airliner Reclining Seat. At night, both seals become Twin Beds. Coil springs individually cushion all four moving wheels.

Here’s the basic secret of streamliner trains, modern airliners and Nash automobiles. Air-Flyte Construction welds body-and-frame into one double-rigid, girdered unit that’s safer.

Even at zero, your Airflyte is as cozy as home. It alone has the Weather Eye System that refreshes, filters and thermostatically heats the air on pressurized airliner principles. Over 25 miles to the gallon, at average highway speed, in the Nash Statesman. And a Nash Ambassador recently averaged 95.3 miles per hour for over 700 miles!

Take your choice of 20 different upholstery combinations; one of the widest offered by any car-maker.

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Only 1951 Airflytes offer you all these modern advantages

Only 1951 Airflytes offer you all these modern advantages

1951 — The World Most Modern Cars

The Ambassador • The Statesman • The Rambler

TELEVISION—Look for “The Nash Airflyte Theatre” on your favorite CBS Television Station every week. Nash Motors, Division Nash-Kelvinator Corp., Detroit, Mich.


’51 Nash Airflyte: It’s a wonderful life you live in the World’s Most Modern Car

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Classic 1954 Nash Metropolitans: Fun small car

Smartest, most practical “fun car” in all the world. A new advance in the sports car trend, styled with a continental flavor that catches the eye and captures the heart.

Rear utility-seat accommodates children or pets — a handy package carrier, too. The interior luggage compartment provides ample space for traveling needs.Vintage 1954 Nash Metropolitan classic cars (6)

Newest motorcar in the world, the Metropolitan, combines polo-pony nimbleness in traffic with superb comfort . . . record-breaking economy with sparkling performance. It’s a pleasure car that’s equally at home in the workaday world.

You who like sports-car dash and verve will, of course, be captivated by the Metropolitan. It will be hailed by city dwellers, suburbanites — by modern young Americans who want smartness, comfort, performance and economy in the cars they drive.

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It’s a practical car for small families, a sensible second car for any family . . . offering up to 40 miles to the gallon!

It’s dashing, road-hugging, exciting to drive .. . proudly-styled, beautifully-made . . . and it handles like a sports car! It’s a perfect BUSINESS CAR, for those who use a car constantly—and want lowest operating costs combined with amazing parking ease.

Come see and drive it — the finest car of its size ever built — a car of Nash quality through and through — sold and serviced by Nash dealers everywhere.

No matter where you live or what you do — don’t miss the most sensational motoring experience of a lifetime . . . a drive in a new Metropolitan. See your Nash dealer today.

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NEW DASHING METROPOLITAN CONVERTIBLE. World’s newest “fun car”. Vinyl top flips back for open-air driving pleasure. Like the Metropolitan “Hardtop,” the convertible includes many custom accessories in the lowest price of any open car.

Vintage 1954 Nash Metropolitan classic car


THE NEW METROPOLITAN HARDTOP — stands only fifty-four and one-half inches high.

Its low price includes such equipment as directional signals, cigarette lighter, custom upholstery, and smart Continental rear tire mount.

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PARKS IN THE SMALLEST SPACE required by any American car. Turning radius is far less than the average for American automobiles.

Women especially like the ease with which the Metropolitan can be slipped into a tight parking space with the touch of a fingertip . . . appreciate its extraordinary nimbleness in heavy traffic.

HEART OF THE SMART METROPOLITAN is the world-famous Austin A-40 overhead valve engine delivering 42 horsepower at 4500 RPM. Compression ratio 7.2:1.

Proved economy of up to 40 miles to the gallon. The 3-speed syncromesh trans-mission fully utilizes engine power for top all-around performance.

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FAMOUS WEATHER EYE CONDITIONED AIR SYSTEM (an outstanding Nash exclusive) is available in the new Metropolitan.

This system circulates fresh air to passengers in warm weather; provides thermostatically controlled heat at the level you desire, prevents window fogging and steaming in winter.

LIFE-SAVING SAFETY of double-rigid Nash Unitized Airflyte Construction gives you sturdiness never before possible in a car of this size.

Body-and-frame are welded into a single unit to give you a “double lifetime” of service. Airflyte Construction is stronger, safer . . . lastingly free of body-bolt squeaks and rattles.

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Vintage 1954 Nash Airflyte classic cars

Vintage 1954 Nash Airflyte classic cars

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Yes, it’s an entirely new value in motor cars. See how Nash, with its exclusive features, leads in everything you want. Widest windshield. Widest front seat. Most “room” inside.

Latest, greatest V-8. Best, lowest-priced All-Season Air Conditioning System. Don’t buy any car ’til you get the FACTS on resale from your Nash dealer.

1955 Nash cars

HIGHER RESALE! Air-conditioned cars bring top resale price — and Nash has the world’s finest, lowest-priced All-Season Air Conditioning. Drive cool, windows closed to dust, pollen.

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HIGHER RESALE because Nash is so easy to handle. Now even easier to park with new sharper turning, revolutionary ball-and-needle bearing steering.

Power Brakes, Power Steering, Power-Lift Windows are optional, extra.

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HIGHER RESALE because it delivers “Double Lifetime” service. Advanced over old-type separate body and frame (left), in Nash the all-welded Double Strength Single Unit Construction extends structural girders around passengers and engine for all-new safety, new strength, new quiet.

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HIGHER RESALE because Nash gives the world’s finest ride. New larger Deep Coil Springs cushion you 3 times better than old-style short springs on other cars. Braced out, like “sea-legs,” they give you new safety on curves.

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HIGHER RESALE because Nash engines are famous for efficiency. New “Sunday Punch” of 1955 Ambassador is a blazing new 208 H.P. Jetfire V-8. Also choice of 4 great Nash “6’s”.

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HIGHER RESALE because Nash now has features that millions want in their next car, such as Airliner Reclining Seats (standard in custom models) that make chaise longue, Twin Travel Beds.

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NASH DIVISION American Motors Corp., Detroit 32, Michigan American Motors Means More for Americans — On Resale Value, Too!


Nash Ambassador cars: Too hot to hold ’til ’57!

Nash announces a completely new concept in fine cars… the new Ambassador Special with Torque-Flo V8… world’s newest, most advanced automobile engine.

Vintage Nash cars from 1956

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Classic cars from the ’50s: Nash thought of the children, too

… in the world’s finest travel car!

We didn’t stop with giving Nash the swiftest, boldest speedlines and the hottest new V8. We added a “baker’s dozen” of exclusive benefits for children’s comfort and parents’ peace of mind.

We put the biggest, safest room on the road into the world’s strongest safest construction… and instant “nap couch” nearly 3 feet wise for two youngsters, plus “sit up” room for parents… a “game table” rear arm rest… a new kind of low-cost air conditioning…

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The ’56 Nash Ambassador classic cars in Disneyland

It’s here for you to see and drive today! The brilliant new Nash for 1956 — fresh, free, completely new beauty — inside and out.

Come see it! you’ll be amazed by this startling new car. See the ebold, racy distinction of swift new speedlines. Now 220 HP Jetfire V-8 muscle behind that sports-racer grille.

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Color-keyed interiors & speedline styling

’56 Nash cars photographed in Frontierland at California’s Disneyland

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Official! Nash Ambassador returns a higher percent of original cost than 14 of all 17 other makes—tops every one of the four largest-selling “Big 3” cars — according to latest (June) N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide.*

Yes, it’s an entirely new value in motor cars. See how Nash, with its exclusive features, leads in everything you want. Widest windshield. Widest front seat. Most “room” inside. Latest, greatest V-8. Best, lowest-priced All-Season Air Conditioning System. Don’t buy any car ’til you get the FACTS on resale from your Nash dealer.

HIGHER RESALE because Nash now has features that millions want in their next car, such as Airliner Reclining Seats (standard in custom models) that make chaise longue, Twin Travel Beds.

HERE FOR YOU to see and drive today! The brilliant new Nash for 1956 — fresh, free, completely new beauty—inside and out.

Come see it! You’ll be amazed by this startling new car. See the bold, racy distinction of swift new speedlines. Now 220 HP Jetfire V-8 muscle behind that sports-racer grille.

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See a “carload” of brand-new travel ideas to make long trips or short trips easier and more enjoyable than you’ve ever known before.

Sce not only the most spacious room on the road and the most tastefully appointed, but the most comfortable, the safest, the quietest, thanks to a great new advance in construction. With all this, you enjoy easiest “city-handling.”

See the new cars with most wanted Power Assists and automatic transmissions, plus scores of travel features that can’t be had in ordinary cars — from Reclining Seats to new low-cost Air Conditioning. See and drive the world’s finest travel cars — at your Nash dealer’s today.

ALL-NEW, ALL-SEASON COMFORT! Whether it’s arctic-cold or desert-hot, the climate’s always perfect. All-Season Air Conditioning — priced for everyone to own — heats, cools, ventilates, filters.

One control. Simple to operate as a light switch!

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