For Sale: 1948 Nash Ambassador in Volo, Illinois

Vehicle Description

Number 1, this car runs and functions amazingly well. Guys in the shop are beyond impressed, I've heard them say it multiple times. The car was just driven here from Florida! It is completely restored to look stock but has been updated with more modern mechanics. They kept it in the family by using AMC components.

EXTERIOR: Professionally restored to show quality and looks completely stock 1948. The only upgrade is the big whitewalls are radial tires. Clean straight body. The paint is smooth and glossy. Overall the chrome and trim is straight and shiny. Looks like the glass was replaced, tinted. Weatherstrips were replaced.

INTERIOR: Also restored and kept very close to original looking. It has a few nice upgrades- AMC steering wheel, custom gauges and tachometer that look vintage, neatly installed a/c controls and vents. Has modern stereo with speakers hidden behind perforated holes in the upholstery. Also has seat belts. Upholstery is completely replaced on seats and door panels in a correct looking ribcord fabric. Carpet was remade and looks original with bound edges. The pull straps and welting was replaced. The faux painted woodgrain was beautifully redone. A removable console was made and upholstered to match. Headliner a d visors were redone, has some wrinkles. New wiring.

ENGINE COMPARTMENT: Updated with an AMC 401, the biggest motor they ever offered. Rebuilt, has polished Edelbrock intake and 4 barrel carb with electric choke. Other upgrades under the hood include alternator, power steering and brakes, modern heat and air conditioning system and even cruise control! The motor runs cool thanks to an upgraded aluminum radiator. This car starts instantly, even cold.

TRUNK COMPARTMENT: Restored like original with vintage liner and carpeted floor. Has spare tire. Battery was relocated to the trunk, its secured in a box.

UNDERSIDE: Upgraded with rack & pinion power steering. Has new shocks front and back. Has custom sway bar in back and lowering blocks. Upgraded brake system with disc in front. Bottom of the motor is spotless, starter looks new. Has 727 Torqueflite auto trans. 12 bolt rear end from a Javelin. Custom fuel tank. Dual exhaust system with Flowmaster mufflers. The floors, rockers and frame are solid.

Has the original vintage 1948 looks but meant to be enjoyed with it's upgrades. Much improved reliability, safety and comfort. Drive it anywhere, heck it just made 1,400 trip!

I, Jay Grams, take pride in personally writing the descriptions for virtually every car for about the last 30 years now. A significant amount of effort goes into fact checking. What I am offering is my professional impression of the vehicle.
Our salesmen are happy to assist with descriptions and making sure your questions are answered. One great suggestion is letting us do a walk around video that explains the car's condition in detail.
Don't be intimidated, contact sales now for a no pressure, no hassle experience!

815 385 3644 9-5 central
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Air conditioning
Power steering
Rack & pinion
Power disc brakes
Cruise control
Seat belts
Stereo system
Radial whitewalls

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1310594
  • Price:$39,998
  • Location:Volo, Illinois
  • Year:1948
  • Make:Nash
  • Model:Ambassador
  • Exterior Color:Black
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:0
  • Stock Number:V18756
  • VIN:R511670

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