Now here’s a brand you don’t see much in print. Nash produced some very distinctive cars and as many of you know the company eventually morphed into AMC that brought us some great models like the Javelin and some interesting cars like the Gremblin.
For 1957 Nash produced the Ambassador in a couple of variations, Custom 4 door and the Super Country Club 2 door coupe (all Series 80s).
The other offering was the Rambler, which came in a couple of versions as well, the Custom 4 door (Series 20) and the Rebel (that name rings a bell…yes? AMC Rebel?) 4 door (Series 30) and they added a station wagon as well, the Super Cross Country (Series 10 w/6 cylinder).
These were all powered by one of the following engines.
Ambassador V8 which was an overhead valve configuration with cast iron block. 327 CID with bore of 4 x 3.25 and compression of 9.0:1. Making 255 hp with hydraulic lifters and a Carter 4bbl WCFB-2593SA carb. Hey it had dual exhaust!!
Ramber V8 which was 250 CID, overhead valve, cast iron block power plant. The 3.5X 3.25 bore and stroke with a 8.0:1 compression ratio help produce 190 hp. It had no-adjustable hydraulic lifters and a Carter 2bbl model WGD-2352SA carb.
Ramber Rebel V8 which displaces 326 cubic inches rated at 255 hp and identical to the Ambassador V8 but with Solid lifters.
Lastly here was the Rambler Six. It was an inline (straight) 6 cylinder, iron block engine with a bore and stroke of 3 1/8 x 4.25 inches. This helped create a compression ratio of 8.25:1 and 125 hp. It was fitted with a one barrel Carter carb, model AS-2580S. There was an option that could be order that s was called the Power Pack which was really just a 2bbl carb that added 10 more horse power (135). That extra boost would help when hauling around 3034 lbs wagon.
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