1953-1955 Nash Rambler

This 1955 Nash Rambler Custom Cross Country wagon was part of the 1953-55 Nash Rambler series.
1955 Nash Rambler Custom Cross Country wagon

Nash's sales-winning compact, the Rambler, got restyled for 1953-1955 to become more along the lines of the contemporary Pinin Farina senior cars. Model offerings expanded noticeably for 1954 with the addition of two- and four-door sedans and a four-door Cross Country wagon -- joining the two-door wagon, hardtop, and convertible -- plus a new low-priced DeLuxe two-door and returning Custom and Super versions of all body styles. The four-door sedans and Cross Country used a longer 108-inch wheelbase.­

Rambler was spun off as an individual make for 1956. The 100-inch-wheelbase two-door sedan and wagon from these years would be resurrected with only detail changes for 1958 as the Rambler American.

Pluses of the 1953-1955 Nash Rambler:

  • Pioneer compact
  • Practicality
  • Economy that's liveable today
  • Very affordable

Minuses of the 1953-1955 Nash Rambler:

  • Slow appreciation
  • Unit-body rust-out always a threat
  • Enclosed front wheel wells mean unduly wide turning circle

Estimated Production of the 1953-1955 Nash Rambler:

Specifications of the 1953-1955 Nash Rambler:
Wheelbase, inches: 100.0; 108.0 (4-door sedan)
Length, inches: 176.5; 186.4 (4-door sedan)
Weight, pounds: 2,400-2,685
Price, new: $1,550-2,150

Engines for the 1953-1955 Nash Rambler:

Type Size Horsepower Years
sv I-6 184 cid 85/90 1953-1954
sv I-6 195.6 cid 90/100 1955

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