Lot 190 - 1930 Nash Ambassador 8 (Four-door saloon)

Lot 190 - 1930 Nash Ambassador 8 (Four-door saloon)

Lot 190 - 1930 Nash Ambassador 8 (Four-door saloon)

Lot Number 190
Registration DS 9088
Chassis Number 506773
Engine Number 399030
Odometer reading 5,293 miles
Estimate £38,000 - £46,000
  • Restored to a very high standard
  • Rare and highly desirable

The first use of the name Ambassador by Nash was during the 1927 model year when a specially trimmed four-door, five-passenger club saloon version of the ‘Nash Advanced Six’ (designated model 267) was developed. As the most expensive car in the line, the Ambassador received upgrades in upholstery and other trim items for a base price of $2,090. Exports accounted for almost 11% percent of Nash production in 1927, and the cars were purchased by several royal families. The Ambassador model lost its position as Nash's most expensive car in 1929 with the introduction of seven-passenger sedan and limousine models that were carried through the 1934 model year. The Ambassador remained in the Advanced Six range until 1930 when the model was moved to the ‘Nash Twin Ignition Eight’ series. In 1931, the cumbersome Twin Ignition Eight name was replaced by the simpler ‘Eight-90’ model designation.


Imported from the US in 1991 where it had undergone a complete restoration to a very high standard, it is still looking superb for it today. The car has an eight-cylinder OHV engine and a three-speed manual transmission. It has been changed to 12 volt, with both the starter motor and dynamo being rewound; the engine electrics have also been renewed. A new radiator has been fitted and the gearbox has been removed, checked and bearings replaced along with a new clutch. The rear axle has been removed, checked, and bearings replaced. The front axle springs have also been renewed, new wheel bearings were fitted at the same time. This delightfully handsome vehicle has a true feel of being a luxury car even by today’s standard, take into account it is over 90 years old and one can only imagine the status of owning such a vehicle in the 30’s. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a host of paperwork, viewing is highly recommended to appreciate the quality of this stunning vehicle.

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