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DEEPNHOCK
07-25-2009, 07:07 AM
http://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/x1532883480/Nash-Statesman-was-popular-practical-car


Mis-History (from a senior master judge)...
Someone should write to him at his PO box hideaway to correct his grievous error[:0]

Roscomacaw
07-25-2009, 11:45 AM
A Nash Ambassador could get 600 miles to a tank of gas??? Either they had one heck of a tank, or modern hybrids ain't got nuthin' on them![:0]

Also forgot to mention that Jeffery Nash's first automobile offerings (1902) were called Ramblers.[B)]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

BobPalma
07-25-2009, 12:13 PM
:) Maybe it was a typo, a "4" instead of a "9." A major blunder in an otherwise interesting article, for sure.

Side hybrid comment, Biggs: Many of us visited Duffy's Classic Cars in Cedar Rapids last week. They had this sign on a couple muscle cars:

<center>This is a Hybrid Car: It Burns Both Gas and Rubber</center>

Cute, I thought. :DBP

Lark Hunter
07-25-2009, 06:04 PM
quote:Originally posted by Mr.Biggs

A Nash Ambassador could get 600 miles to a tank of gas??? Either they had one heck of a tank, or modern hybrids ain't got nuthin' on them![:0]

Also forgot to mention that Jeffery Nash's first automobile offerings (1902) were called Ramblers.[B)]

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1963 Cruiser
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door




That fellow seems a bit confused. An "Ambassador 600"[?] If I remember correctly, the Nash 600 was a much different car from the Ambassador. The 600 was akin to the Stude Champion, and was named for the supposed 30 MPG that it got sipping fuel from a 20 gallon tank. The Ambassador was more substantial, and powered by an OHV straight 8 before the war, and an OHV six cylinder after, as opposed to the wee "Flying Scot" L-head 6 cyl in the 600. Just one more hypothetical question, though... Say you are bombing along in the 600 at about 40 miles an hour, downhill, with a fair tailwind, achieving the magic 30 MPG. The odometer rolls up exactly 600 miles since your last fillup, and fifteen seconds later you chuggle to a stop. Total distance covered: 600.4 miles. So, do you marvel at the fuel economy as you're walking to the gas station? Or, do you curse Nash for not adding a little reserve so you can achieve your 600 miles... and make it back to a gas station? Maybe you are fed up with the whole works, and trade the Nash in on a new 1954 Lark:D. Just some food for thought...

LH