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1946-1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban


This 1947 Nash Ambassador Suburban sedan was part of the 1946-48 Ambassador Suburban series.
1947 Nash Ambassador Suburban sedan

The 1946-1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban was the most interesting early postwar Nash. It was essentially the prewar Ambassador fastback four-door trimmed with wood รก la Chrysler Town & Country. Not a hot seller, but the Suburban was useful in getting car-hungry customers back into the showrooms and interested again in the holdover prewar design.

The Ambassador Suburban was offered only with the prewar overhead-valve six as Nash abandoned its straight eight in these years. It's very uncommon today, but this was a fine example of an automaker's attempt to spruce up its image during this period.

Pluses of the 1946-1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban:

  • Scarcity and high appreciation potential
  • Construction quality
  • Uniqueness

Minuses of the 1946-1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban:

  • Only 10-15 known to survive today
  • Wood trim demands high maintenance
  • Subject to general underbody and structural rust

Production of the 1946-1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban:

  • 1946: 272
  • 1947: 595
  • 1948: 130

Specifications of the 1946-1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban:
Wheelbase, inches: 121.0
Length, inches: 209.2
Weight, pounds: 3,470-3,664
Price, new: $1,929-2,239

Engines for the 1946-1948 Nash Ambassador Suburban:

Type Size Horsepower Years
ohv I-6 234.8 cid 112 1946-1948

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