Market Finds: Original Barn Find Nash Now For Sale

Original Barn Find Nash Now For Sale

By Petrolicious Productions
April 1, 2014

The car: 1949 Nash Ambassador Super Special

Price: $7,900 (as of posting time)

Location: Canoga Park, California, USA

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Nash was a medium-priced “independent” whose first brand-new post-war vehicle – the “Airflyte” – was different than anything else on the road. Despite its lack of convention, Nash sold 130,000 cars in 1949, divided between the 600 and the luxurious Ambassador.

Only 2,072 of those were Ambassador Super Special two-door sedans. This one may be familiar to Petrolicious readers as we featured it in February. It is mostly original with 26,000 miles, having been stored for over fifty years until not too long ago. The headlights, brake lights, turn signals, and interior lights all work. Also functioning fine are the heater and blower. The carburetor and fuel pump have been rebuilt, the gas tank and fuel lines have been cleaned. However, a few other things need attention: the radio needs refurbishment and the antenna is missing, the clock is not hooked up, the overdrive is finicky, the reverse and high beam lights don’t work, and there is a slight oil or tranny leak. It’s street-legal in California, which says a lot, so it’s ready for someone to continue making it road-worthy while respecting its originality.

If you know of a great, stylish car for sale and would like us to feature it, let us know!

Petrolicious makes no claim as to the accuracy of the information contained in the car’s original listing, nor will it be held responsible for any errors in said information. If you’re interested in this car, do your homework and research it extensively before you buy.




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Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle
10 years ago

As a big fan of AMC I spend alot time studying the history of the company and the two brands that formed AMC in the first place (Hudson and Nash). To me these Nashes were some the best looking cars of the pre 1950’s. Give Nash some credit for being a independant car maker and doing some rather interesting things like the airflyte aerodynamic designs to the unibody construction. Great beautiful car that hope someone can cherish.

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