1951 Rambler

By 1951, Rambler wagon bodies were being produced in a new factory, a wartime aircraft-engine plant purchased from the War Assets Administration. The new plant and better availability of raw materials meant Nash could produce many more Ramblers and offer additional models.

The 1951 Rambler two-door Country Club hardtop was a popular choice for buyers.
The 1951 Rambler two-door Country Club hardtop
was a popular choice for buyers.

Accordingly, the Rambler convertible and station wagon were joined by a hand­some Country Club two-door hardtop in Custom trim, priced at $1,968. Also joining the line was the Suburban, a family station wagon in Super trim priced $108 less than the fancier Custom wagon.

A stripped commercial model called the Deliveryman -- ideal for light-delivery uses such as florist shops -- was a third wagon model, though it was not heavily promoted. It featured two-tone rust-colored vinyl upholstery and grained Masonite interior side panels.

Curiously, the company also produced 50 Rambler two-door sedans, although these may all have gone to export markets. (Production records don't state where they were shipped, but the only photos we've been able to locate appeared in British and Canadian magazines.)

Rambler production soared in 1951, with slightly more than 70,000 units produced. All Ramblers continued to feature a radio and heater as standard equipment, even the Deliveryman.

Follow the development of the Rambler by continuing to the next page to learn about the 1952 Rambler.

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